The only bummer about being on a hit show like “The Walking Dead” is the potential for your character being killed off at any moment!
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“Walking Dead” star Lauren Cohan, who plays Maggie Greene on the AMC series, dropped by “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” Tuesday night, where she revealed a secret cast ritual to honor their fallen co-stars.
“We have death dinners when somebody’s dying, and it was fine at the beginning, like at the beginning of season two, because people weren’t as savvy about the show,” Cohan says, “so you could go and have a group dinner and stuff.”
But now the “death parties” could be seen as a tip-off to fans and spoil who’s getting the axe next, so the cast has had to be more stealth in their mourning festivities to keep it a secret.
“Now people know so we have to go and have pretend birthday dinners, so we have a really maudlin death dinner that’s dressed up as a birthday party,” Cohan explains.
“We bring out fake cakes with like ‘Happy Birthday, goodbye, you’re dead!” she says.
During the interview, Cohan also exposed her unusual affection for singer Michael Bolton that included the story of how she went stage diving at a Michael Bolton concert when she was six years old and how she once waited on the singer years later as a waitress in Hollywood — and burst into tears.
Viewers who are used to hearing Maggie’s southern twang on the show might be startled by Cohan’s British accent — she hails from London but was raised in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. But maybe that explains the Bolton thing?
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