Growing up as a key part of the biggest show on cable comes with its pros and cons for Chandlers Riggs.
The actor who has played Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead since he was just 10 years old has become the subject of many jokes, many stemming from Andrew Lincoln's pronunciation of "Carl" on the series. The British actor puts on a southern dialect when in character as Rick Grimes, often makes "Carl" sound more like "Coral." It's an Internet joke which Riggs is very much aware of.
During an interview with Triple J, Riggs admitted the memes and jokes were "kind of funny for the first few months" but ultimately declares "it kind of gets old." There's no way to know for sure but having grown up as a part of the series, it's not unlikely Riggs had to hear "Coral" in hallways as he cruised through middle and high school during the show.
In honor of the acknowledgment, ComicBook.com has rounded up some of the best "Coral" memes into the gallery at the bottom of the page.
Eight seasons into the show, Riggs still wouldn't have it any other way.
"I still love it," Riggs said. "I still have so much fun doing it. Especially in the last few seasons, getting to do more and more with my character and interactions with the other characters. It's been really, really awesome."
For fans hungry for more Walking Dead, they'll get a small fix in the form of a Season 8 preview special airing on AMC ahead of Fear the Walking Dead's midseason 3 premiere.
The Walking Dead's sibling series Fear the Walking Dead returns September 10th. The Walking Dead will return for its eighth season on October 22, 2017. The Season Eight premiere will mark 100 episodes overall for the popular AMC series. For complete coverage and insider info all season long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter.