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Chelsea Reuter Goddard Interview TWD

Chelsea Reuter is known for her work on The Walking Dead .


- How did you get your job as stunt performer in the AMC Series The Walking Dead ?

I have been both a Savior and a Walker on a few seasons of The Walking Dead. One day on set, while working as a Walker, I got pulled for a death scence. There was four of us that were going to be killed by a new character Princess.

It was actually a really fun shot on the blue screen where I was dressed like a man and was wearing a tie. Monty Simons, the Stunt Coordinator, approached me because he "liked the way I fell" while performing, he asked me if I would like to come back the following week to perform a stunt for the season 10 finale. As you can imagine, I was more than thrilled!



- Chelsea , did you watch the show or read the graphic novel, prior to your casting to The Walking Dead?

I did! I have been a fan of The Walking Dead for years. I always told my friends and family that I wanted to work as a Walker, it looked like a lot of fun. I didn't realize how much work went into it, and how hot it would be!



- Working with some one of the Maincast Members will be a dream for every TWD Fan, what can you say about working with some of this guys?


I've had the opportunity of working with many of the main cast over the years. What I can say about my personal experience, is that everyone is very down-to-earth and TWD community is truly a family. I have made many friends from cast to crew, and they really are some of the best people.


- How much has the series The Walking Dead influenced your life? Can you go outside unrecognized ?

Because I wear a mask while filming, most fans don't actually know what I look like. A lot goes in to making me look a gory and gross! While working on the series, I also work as a waitress at Nic & Norman's, a restaurant owned by Norman Reedus and Greg Nicotero,, At Nic & Norman's I've gotten to meet fans of the show, many who travel from all over the world just to eat there! While waiting tables, I've shared some of my experiences from working on set!


- You also played a Whisperer in The Walking Dead , thats right?

I I have played a Whisperer! While working on TWD, I have played a Whisperer, a Walker, and a Savior. Because my real face is never really shown on the series, I have the opportunity to play multiple different roles. It really is the perfect job because I get to come back to set and try new things!


- In how many season´s or episode´s you worked in TWD?

I have worked on two seasons of TWD.


- Are you currently working on anything interesting Movie or Series outside "The Walking Dead" that you can reveal?

Recently I have worked on both Zombieland 2 and The Watchmen on HBO. Im not working on anything right now due to Covid-19 we are all waiting and ready to film Season 11.



- Your name is Chelsea Reuter Goddard, do you have german roots?

I do have German Roots. I recently did a DNA test with 23andme and found that I am 26% German on my dad's side. Im curious how my name is pronounced in German, as my family has always pronounced it "Rye-ter".



- Is there any dream role or actor/actress you would loved to work in the future?

Like much of the world, I have been OBSESSED with The Handmaid's Tale. I am in love with Ann Dowd in her role as Aunt Lydia. Her commitment to the role and her portrayal gives me goosebumps every time she crosses the screen! Any opportunity to work with her, count me in!!


- Is there anything else you would like to let The Walking Dead Fans and your fans know? Like I said earlier, TWD is a family. We take care of each other and we stand together. Over the last few weeks, all over the world, there have been widespread protests following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody. I'd like my fans to know that we have to take a stand against systemic racism and the constant police brutality inflicted on black people in America. We are calling for change We can't sit idly by while our family, our brothers and sisters, are brutalized by the police. Take a stand and show your support. Educate yourself on the systemic racism in our society. #BLACKLIVESMATTER


Spfx makeup and photo by Gino Crognale

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