- Steven Yeun, the actor who played Glenn, spoke out about the fate of his beloved character right after the season 7 premiere
- Yeun said he thinks Glenn died in a very “Glenn way”
- Yeun also talked about the challenges he faced on keeping his character’s death a secret for so long
“The Walking Dead” fans around the world were left shocked by the unexpected death of Glen, one of the few characters that were present from the first until the sixth season of the series.
Steven Yeun, the actor who played Glenn, spoke out about the fate of his beloved character right after the season 7 premiere aired on AMC on Sunday, October 23.
An article by Kathy Campbell for US Magazine said that Glenn and Abraham, played by Michael Cudlitz, were killed in the series and turned into “a bloody, pulpy mess of dead flesh by Negan played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan.
Negan used his barbed wire covered baseball bat, he passionately called Lucille, to strike terror to the series’ protagonists.
“I think Glenn died in a very ‘Glenn way”,” Yeun said in an interview on Talking Dead on Sunday night.
“Still not thinking about himself. It’s appropriate that he ends there, and it’s also appropriate that he kind of puts those last words out there as a final ‘look out for each other,'” he added.
For those who watch the latest episode, Glenn’s final words were, “Maggie, I’ll find you.”
An article by Charlie Mason for TV Line mentioned that Yeun also talked about the challenges he faced on keeping his character’s death a secret for so long.
“It came with its own set of difficulties,” Yeun told host Chris Hardwick.
“Going into it there was excitement in the sense of when you know something someone else doesn’t know you’re like, ‘Yeah, I know stuff. It’s cool.’ Then after a while you’re like, ‘I don’t like knowing this by myself.’ And then you just dive into a hole after a while because you’re not allowed to say anything,” he added.
The actor said he is lucky to have his cast mates and friends that he can bounce his feelings off and let him process things.
“It was fun to lie to people for a minute. But after a while you just can’t lie anymore so I just stopped talking to people,” he said.