Alex Barnes Interview - The Walking Dead
- Alex ,how did you get your role in the AMC Series The Walking Dead as one of the Whisperer?
I had previously worked on the show as a Walker and the casting company thought me as a good fit for the new bad guys being introduced in Season 9, The Whisperers
- Did you watch the show or read the graphic novel, prior to
your casting to The Walking Dead?
Yes, when the show first came out, I was enthralled by it and used to watch it with my daughter. I have since read the graphic novels mainly as a study tool.
- When you watched TWD the first time do you ever think that you will be a part in this series some day?
To be honest, I never thought I would ever be part of the show as I was living in Texas and it is filmed in Georgia, but through fate I ended moving to Georgia and after submitting photos landed a Walker gig with the show.
- Working with Ryan Hurst, Samantha Morton or one of the Maincast Members will be a dream for every TWD Fan, what can you say about working with some of this guys?
Ryan Hurst is a favorite of mine, he is so talented and such a fun person to be around on set. We would pass the time guessing movie quotes in the down time between takes.
Samantha is amazing as well and such a talented actress.
- Many Actor/Atress work not only as Whisperers, are you work in more then just one role?
I got my start as a Walker on the series and then fell into the Whisperer role. We will see what happens in Season 11 if I land something different.
- How much has the series The Walking Dead and the TWD Fan Family influenced your life? Can you
go outside unrecognized ?
As I am usually a masked character recognition is not really a factor, though I did have an unmasked role with Negan in episode 9 Season 10. But the whole experience on set and the people I have met has been amazing. TWD really is a family from the fans to the actors and crew.
- Is there a dreamrole or actor/actress you would love to work in/with?
There are so many great actors and actresses out there and so many I would love to work with, that just just one would be difficult.
- Are you currently working on anything interesting Movie or Series outside "The Walking Dead" that you can reveal?
I just finished working on a film with Ryan Reynolds and Dwayne Johnson that is still in production; an action/comedy that will be amazing when it is released.
- What you are doing when you not acting?
When not working I like to spend time at home, working with my animals or spending time with my girlfriend.
- Is there anything else you would like to let The Walking Dead Fans and your fans know?
I would just say that the cast and crew put so much effort into making a good show, and that we really appreciate all of the fans of the series.
The Whisperer arc has been a great story to be part of, so I hope everyone enjoys it. We have some great things coming up.
- Thank you Alex Barnes for your time for The Walking Dead Fans.