‘The Walking Dead’: 1 Cast Member Reportedly Had a Gas Problem: ‘It Did Wake the Dead’
The Walking Dead premiered more than a decade ago and continues to wow audiences to this day. The show is excellent for many reasons, such as the detailed storylines and vivid imagery of the zombies in the post-apocalyptic period.
However, the friendship and chemistry between the cast members look like they could last longer than the show’s entirety. Although The Walking Dead shows the gruesome aftermath of a zombie epidemic, the cast tries to bring some light into the otherwise dark script.
Some cast members dished about their fellow actors on set, and some stars mentioned that one of their castmates reportedly had a gas problem. Find out who it is.
Gas that could wake the dead
Scott Wilson’s castmates have always spoken praises of the actor. However, in a 2014 interview, the cast members were asked to share some secrets they thought other castmates didn’t want the world to know. Actor Steven Yuen confessed that Wilson had a gas problem.
Fellow actor Danai Gurira echoed the same, mentioning that Wilson had “the biggest belch on Earth.” She added, “it did wake the dead.” Wilson wasn’t the only TWD cast member who had a problem. Lauren Cohen revealed that the show’s executive producer Greg Nicotero had a sleep-walking problem. However, she admitted that he was a great gourmet chef, even when sleep-walking.
Who was Scott Wilson, and who did he play on ‘TWD’
Wilson debuted on-screen, playing the same characters in his three first films. In all the movies, he played a man suspected of murder. The films were In The Heat of The Night and In Cold Blood, directed by Richard Brooks, where he channeled the real-life murderer Richard Hickock.
Wilson said that Brooks cast him and co-star, Robert Blake because they were unknown at the time. The film did well and earned Wilson a spot on Life magazine. In 1974 Wilson appeared in The Great Gatsby and followed that up with The Ninth Configuration, for which he got a Golden Globe nomination in 1980.
In 1995 the talented actor landed a role in Dead Man Walking playing a prison chaplain alongside Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon. Wilson also appeared in various films such as The Gypsy Moths, The Rise of Leslie Vernon, Behind The Mask, The Grass Harp, Junebug, and The Host.
He also had a recurring role in CSI: Crime Scene Investigation playing Sam Braun. In June 2011, Wilson appeared in The Walking Dead playing Hershel Greene, a veterinarian. His portrayal of the character earned him positive reviews and critical acclaim.
Wilson left The Walking Dead in 2013 following his character’s death. However, he returned in a guest role for two episodes afterward. His last TWD appearance was in the fifth episode of the ninth episode. Wilson died on October 6, 2018, after a battle with leukemia. He was 76.
‘The Walking Dead’ has a quirky cast
The show’s cast members also revealed that Norman Reedus had a habit of licking people. Reedus’ former co-star Andrew Lincoln elaborated on the star’s penchant for licking people. He said, “you go to the red carpet with Norman, and that’s it. You’ve got the bird or the lick. I think it begins with the bird, and then if you grow in confidence or if you really offend him, he will lick you. He’s a licker, not a fighter”.
If you thought licking was the most obnoxious thing Reedus does to his co-stars, Lincoln explained that Reedus liked wiping his dirt on people. He said that if Reedus saw anyone wearing a white shirt, he would approach them and wipe his face on the cloth.