Andrew Lincoln Says The Walking Dead Job Kills Him In A Beautiful Way

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Being the star of AMC's The Walking Dead means Andrew Lincoln is pretty much the only cast member that can sleep well at night knowing Rick Grimes will survive each week no matter what. Though, I can't say the same for his hand. Having to say goodbye to so many of his cast mates has be tough on Lincoln, but he also sees it as a positive as it keeps the show fresh.

“When we lose a character, it’s always one of the more painful experiences,” Lincoln told Entertainment Weekly. “But generally they’re incredible acting pieces to get involved in. It’s a double-edged sword. It’s funny, I bumped into Sarah Wayne Callies [who played Lori] and she said, ‘How’s it going?’ I said, ‘It’s still the most beautiful job, but it’s kind of heartbreaking.’ As I go along, we keep losing incredible friends and characters. It sort of kills me doing this job — but in a beautiful way. It’s a great story. But every day is unique, and that’s one of the things that keeps me coming back for more and wanting to keep pushing this guy and pulling the rest of the cast along with me to create this broken fairy tale.”

We'll see if Lincoln is singing the same tune whenever we find out the fate of Glenn (Steven Yeun).

The "Heads Up" episode of The Walking Dead airs Sunday, November 22 at 9 PM ET on AMC.