British actor Andrew Lincoln stars in the hit AMC television series The Walking Dead, which is closing in on its fourth season but it seems that Andrew is missing out on the excitement of the show. Andrew has admitted that he does not like to watch The Walking Dead, as he is not a fan of seeing himself on screen.
Lincoln told Entertainment Weekly, "The original reason is the fact that I don't actually enjoy looking at myself. And also because of the directorial choices that possibly, because I've done it, make you go, 'Oh, there's a take that blah, blah, blah'. [It's] mainly because I did it for a while, I watched it, and it's a self-conscious thing of watching myself and going, 'Oh I like it when I do that. That's kind of cool'. And then, 'Oh, I don't like it when I do that'."
He added, "And that defeats the object of what I want to do as an actor, which is to try and be in the role and not be self-conscious. I watch great actors, great actors that I admire beyond all things and I see them replicate, and it's very hard not to. I don't want to do that. I just want to leave myself alone as much as I can. It breaks the spell, it breaks the magic somewhat."
You can catch Andrew Lincoln, in his familiar role of Rick Grimes, when The Walking Dead season four premieres on AMC on October 13.
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