Danai Gurira, who plays Michonne on The Walking Dead (which returns on Sunday, October 14), talked about Michelle Obama and why you shouldn’t be afraid of zombies on Attack of the Show’s Tuesday episode.
“You can call Michonne a badass, I just play one on TV,” she told AOTS host of the week Rob Huebel.
On sword training: “It was intense like right after I got the job it was straight into training with it, you know new muscles you don’t realize you have are now screaming and resenting you.”
On outsmarting the undead: “This is what I’ve learnt from Michonne – zombies are the lesser life form, there’s no reason to run from them, there’s no reason to fear them. They’re not smart, you’re smarter.”
Performing on stage in front of Barack and Michelle Obama: “You know the first lady did eat from M&Ms at some point but we couldn’t hear it … but she did eat some M&M’s I heard from the director, but you know as she would, very elegantly and without any noise or distraction.”