ByPaul Aguirre-Livingston, writer at
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Paul Aguirre-Livingston

While she may have survived the apocalypse as sword-wielding Michonne in The Walking Dead, Danai Gurira has other talents.

The zombie slayer becomes a newlywed in the new indie film Mother of George, which opens Friday. Of her diverse portfolio, she tells the LA Times:

I am a character actor. It's very humbling to act. It's very much wanting to do better, go deeper all the time. Basically [the director and I have an] artistic vision and mission in life is telling the African story on Western soil in different, dynamic ways.

The films centers around an immigrant Nigerian community in Brooklyn, New York, but Gurira says the film will satisfy all sorts of fans. As for her Walking Dead days, Gurira is keeping tight-lipped because she doesn't want to give any spoilers:

What I love about my TV job is that it demands everything of me, physically and emotionally. There are new physical challenges this year. I had to learn how to ride a horse and there are other things I do this season I have never done before. I love that because I want to be challenged — the experience of stepping into the unknown.

She certainly knows how to mix it up. Are you excited for the new Walking Dead season?



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