Speaking to Entertainment Weekly following Glenn's demise, Yeun opened up about the experience, admitting, "I don’t know if I’ve fully processed it yet." We feel you, Steven!
Yeun continued on to talk about how it will take some time for the reality of Glenn's death to set in.
"This is something that will hit me maybe a couple of months from now. Or maybe it’ll hit me next year. Maybe it’ll be when I’m 45 and all of a sudden I’m just crying in my kitchen and I can’t explain why. At that point, it was beautiful in that it was so easy for me to get emotional. Personally, for me, I’m not one to cry all the time. I don’t cry much in real life. And when you do not cry in real life, the moments that you do cry are very, very fulfilling and cathartic. You realize, maybe I should cry more in general."
Yeun also went into depth about what it felt like to leave his Walking Dead family, especially with the added pressure of having to keep his departure secret for months ahead of the premiere.
"It was a really confusing time for me personally. It was a sense of relief that a chapter was closing, a sense of accomplishment in looking back and seeing all the things that I got to be a part of, a sense of sadness in knowing that I don’t get to work with these people in the same capacity again, and a sense of confusion because I didn’t know how to place a lot of it because I had to keep it secret."
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While it must have been difficult trying process leaving the show, his co-stars and his character behind, Yeun has made the most of his post-Walking Dead career. The 32 year old currently has three films in post-production, including animated film Chew, action film Mayhem, and the upcoming Netflix film from #Snowpiercer director Bong Joon-ho, Okja. Yeun will star alongside the likes of #TildaSwinton, #PaulDano and #JakeGyllenhaal in Bong's action-adventure.
Watch The Walking Dead when it returns to AMC with Episode 2, "The Well" on Sunday, October 30.
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Source: Entertainment Weekly