Sorry these updates are so late. I’m still dealing with eye problems and have to have another surgery next week so I’ll be doing the updates as soon as I can but I can’t promise they’ll be timely until I recover!
Lauren looks amazing in this photoshoot (as usual!)
When she’s not fighting zombies on The Walking Dead, Lauren Cohan keeps her head on with killer core workouts, meditation retreats, and a tech trick for staying balanced.
The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan may star in one of the goriest shows on television, but in real life, she can’t stomach the sight of her own blood.
“Giving blood, or being near a needle, is the absolute worst,” she says, wrapping her hands around a mug of half-decaf coffee in a restaurant near Central Park in New York City. “At one recent physical, I thought, ‘I’ll just look so I know what’s happening, and it won’t be bad’—and I fainted. The fake stuff? No problem. Just don’t enter my skin.”
The fake stuff, of course, has been ubiquitous on The Walking Dead—the gritty AMC hit series about a zombie apocalypse—since the show’s debut in 2010. Lauren plays Maggie, a farmer’s daughter turned zombie butt kicker, a role that’s as emotional as it is physical. With the series now in its seventh season, we sat down with Lauren, 34, to talk about keeping in shape for the role, crying during workouts and, of course, killing zombies.
Your show is filmed in Georgia, so what’s the best part of working outside of the Hollywood bubble?
We’re an hour south of the city [Atlanta]. I’ve learned the power of deep connection—the people, the material, and the story. The most fun part is that it’s family. I am so close with everyone, and we’ve had the same core group of people together for so many years. And now we have a generation of Walking Dead babies. We have game nights, we cook together, we eat together.
Lauren made her first appearance in the most recent episode of The Mindy Project. You can watch it on Hulu if you missed it.
- Appearances > 2016 > Apr 15: Lauren Cohan Talks (Carved) Turkey with Subway
- Magazine Scans > 2016 > 2016 TV Guide – April 18
- Magazine Scans > 2016 > 2016 SciFi Now – Issue 118
- Magazine Scans > 2016 > 2016 Total Film – June
Wow! What about that Walking Dead finale? I don’t know about any of you but I was so stressed watching it, I could barely breathe! Hopefully our dear Maggie will survive the night and be reunited with Glenn in time to save the baby. I can’t believe we have to wait so long to find out who died.
I’ve added too many screencaps to the Screencapture section of Interviews and Conventions to list. But I also added the following: