Michonne may be a fearless, zombie-killing warrior on The Walking Dead, but Danai Gurira, who plays the katana-wielding badass, has revealed that she never watched the show before she was cast because she was so terrified of zombies. Talking to Access Hollywood, Gurira admitted:
I had never watched the show because I’m an absolute scaredy cat, so I had never gone near it. And then I just got sucked in, but I was still scared.
So how did she overcome her fear of the undead?
I just reasoned through it, ‘Zombies can’t climb walls, you’re on the second floor. I kind of got through it that way, watching it late at night.
It's true that zombies can't climb walls, but sooner or later you're going to have to go out into the zombie-infested world and collect supplies. Best bring your samurai sword with you.
The Walking Dead returns Sunday 9/8c on AMC.