‘Walking Dead’ Star describes his characters death as a “gut-punch”
The past weeks episode of AMC’s The Walking Dead saw yet another dead in the form of Lew Temple, who played the role of Axel. In the episode Axle was shot by The Governor, who is played by British actor David Morrissey.
In a recent interview with EW Temple admitted that he was a bit shocked by his sudden departure from the show and said it felt like a “gut-punch.”
“I certainly wasn’t expecting to leave this quickly,” said Temple.
“Clearly, Axel in Mr Kirkman’s graphic novel, he does go down in the war at the prison. We knew that was happening. I just didn’t sense that it was going to occur this quickly, so it caught me off-guard for sure – particularly after we just had [a] conversation and had talked about really developing some more life with Axel.”
Temple went on to add that he had try to lobby the producers to save his character, but sadly it was to no avail.
“I thought all the nuance that we put into him and the little things that were barely visible and thinly veiled were starting to come into full colour. I feel in this last episode we really become a bit interested in him. So my appeal was as much for Axel as it was for Lew Temple,” he said.
Temple added: “It was too short for Axel. There was more to do. But I’m happy that I was there for the Governor to get his revenge and that Carol was able to survive. I served the story. I’m just so thrilled to have been a part of it.”
The latest episode of The Walking Dead airs in the UK on Friday (February 22) on FOX. The show continues in the US on Sundays on AMC.
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