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Evolution of Characters to Season 5 of AMC The Walking Dead

We take a look at what the cast of AMC the walking dead, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln, and many others have to say about their characters going into October 12, 2014 when season 5 begins.
 
Steven Yeun has grown into this Glenn role where Glenn is forced to make a decision, whether to lay down and roll over or take the lead for his life. Glenn explains how his character has evolved from an individual who didn’t care much about his own safety, rather this new girl. He seemed to be down to do anything. Now, Glenn is more conscious about his decisions taking into account that he now has a wife. In other words, in the beginning of the apocalypse, Glenn was like a freshman in college (down for anything, but didn’t know what he wanted to do with his life). Now, Glenn is a Senior with goals and aspirations (he takes everything seriously and calculates).
 
Norman Reedus also explains in great detail his characters evolution from season 1. At the present moment, Daryl feels confined in a box (you could say literally). He is a wild animal that has been backed into a corner and we are about to see just what happens when he is backed into a corner. That being said, Daryl doesn’t hold this grudge or chip that he had in the first season. At times, he felt outside the group and thus why we saw Daryl distance himself. He didn’t think he had much to say nor would anyone listen to him. In season 5, Daryl is much more vocal. He understands that now he is much more important and his voice matters. He confronts the issues and is much more there.
 
Andrew Lincoln explains that in preparation for season 5, he needed a bigger beard. Something that explained that he had age and been through enough shit that he was someone you needed to think twice about. Season 1 Rick Grimes was a character who was used to taking charge. People followed him because he had experience and wore the badge. As time followed, Rick became more and more unsure of himself making those that followed second guess and question him. Now, Rick has seen where his second guessing can lead and his indecisiveness and is not willing to follow any longer. He is going to become this very hard Rick where he tells his son that life is difficult and there are choices you might regret later.
 
In a recent comic-con clip, Rick talks about the most drastic transformation that has occurred in the show. Carl, has literally grown up on this show and we have seen this actor dynamically change in every conceivable way. This is partially due to the hormones flying in a million directions, but in the last clip, Chandler talks a little about his very own character and the emotional roller coaster he has had to go through.
 

Below, we have assembled video on each cast member as they talk to the viewers about their characters at the start of the apocalypse verses now.