TV Junkie: Interview with Sarah Wayne Callies from 'The Walking Dead'
Last Sunday AMC's "The Walking Dead" opened to both critical and popular acclaim and scored as AMC's most-viewed premiere in the history of the network. If you read our interview last week with Jon Bernthal, who plays Shane, you got some great insight into the show about the survivors of a zombie infestation. We learned that this show is less about death-by-zombie and more about personal relationships, compassion, and the desperate need to hold onto ethics and morality even no matter what the environment presents us with.
This week we present an interview with Sarah Wayne Callies, who plays Lori, the wife of Sheriff's Deputy Rick Grimes, and mother to Carl. What we saw in the pilot [watch it here for free] was that Lori and Carl have fled the Grimes' house and are living in a camp of survivors along with Rick's partner from the Sheriff's department, Shane, with whom Lori has begun a relationship with. Other than several film and TV guest appearances, most people will be familiar with Sarah Wayne Callie from her spectacular performance as Dr. Sara Tancredi in the four seasons of Fox's "Prison Break". Read below to get Callies take on what is so different between the characters of Sara and Lori and why she loves working on "The Walking Dead" more than any other project she's been associated with.