Today Danai attended an event as The Walking Dead donated artifacts to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. She was joined by Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, and Scott Gimple. I’ve got some pictures in the gallery, a few videos and pictures from social media below. I’ll add more to this post as I find it!
Last night, Adult Swim aired a special Walking Dead episode of Robot Chicken called “Look Who’s Walking.” It featured the real voices of the characters from the show, including Danai as Michonne! It was hilarious! 😀 If you haven’t seen it (or just want to see it again), you can watch clips from the episode at AdultSwim.com or you can get it on iTunes. You can view some screen captures from the episode in the gallery.
Entertainment Weekly released another exclusive from the set of the recent cover shoot! In this video, Danai describes her first day on set filming The Walking Dead, in which she overheated and had to lie down. You can read more about her early days on set in the article at EW.com, but there’s an excerpt below.
“I remember my first day on The Walking Dead very vividly,” says Gurira. “It was definitely a huge adjustment. I was coming into the most humid heat I had ever experienced in my life. I was wearing a beautiful but new to me dreadlocked wig and I had very short hair for a very long time so I was like, ‘What is this?’ And then the whole day, it was just me. It was a scene in the beginning between me and Andrea and then it was just me, so it was a very interesting, amazing experience because I got to connect so directly with the crew, who of course are such a huge part of the TWD family.”
Gurira also notes that she may have pushed things a bit too far on the first day. “I remember I was working on my moves,” she recalls. “I was going into that convenience store to find some Aspirin or something to help Andrea, and I was working on the moves over and over again. I’m a rehearser, so I’m going over them over and over again and I just totally kind of overheated. But I was fine. But then I went and laid down to just catch my breath and it was like six people were on me like, ‘Oh my God, she’s overheating!’ And they’re taking so much care of me and I’m thinking, I’m fine but let them do their thing. ‘Cause they just know how to handle everything. They were nervous for me. They tried to ease me into this whole thing. It was amazing.”
This is a pretty cute video from behind the scenes of the recent EW shoot, where the cast tries to explain all of what’s happened in the first 7 seasons in 30 seconds!
Dalton Ross of Entertainment Weekly recently sat down with the cast of The Walking Dead and asked each of them what they’d like to see for their character in the next 100 episodes! Danai’s answer is below. 🙂 I don’t think these are meant to be taken seriously but it’s still fun to read!
“Firstly, I think Michonne needs like a crew cut. Like, I think she needs like to take it down to like Demi Moore in G.I. Jane, you know? Something like that. We need to get that going. I also think Michonne should have this sort of superhuman evolution thing happen where she has triplets in, like, four months — helping to repopulate, you know? We’ll get that going. We don’t need no nine-month pregnancies. That’s way too long! So let’s just figure out how to quicken up that process. Evolution’s happening at the same time as the world is ending. You know how it goes.
“And then I think Michonne should open a beauty parlor, but it should also be like a golfing resort, and it’s where she brings the enemies. Instead of fighting, they golf to figure out their issues, and so she sets that up, and if they lose the golfing match, they have to go work in her spa, and they have to give up their little domain. Cool stuff.”
Read more at EW.com.