The Power Hour: Walking Dead’s Emily Kinney
Emily Kinney, who plays Beth Greene on AMC’s The Walking Dead, spoke to The Power Hour hosts Matthew Sardo and Amanda Borges about the upcoming season and what we can expect. The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres on October 12th.
Listen to the Kinney interview or read the transcript below:
All your fans on Twitter want to know where is Beth? Can you gives us a clue?
“I can’t tell you. I can’t tell you anything, but I can tell you that you’ll find out in October. That will reveal what’s going on.”
How has filming gone so far and where are you guys in the process of this season of Walking Dead?
“Yeah so we film the season May through November so we’re like right in the thick of it, probably not really half way though but sometimes we shoot things out of order and things like that but we’re right in the middle of it though. It’s been great. We’ve got a lot of fans showing up and hanging out on set, which is different than other years. Sort of exciting. It’s going great. It’s tough like every year, where every day is different. Sometimes we’re in the middle of the night. Sometimes we’re outdoors. It’s a lot of action. It’s going great.”
Without any spoilers, what about Season 5 are you most excited about?
“Oh my Gosh. I can’t pick, I mean honestly. I love reading the episodes. I love watching them but we have such great writers that I will read an episode and be like ‘Oh my God, this is my favorite episode’ and then I read the next episode and I’m like ‘Oh this is the best one and I can’t wait to see what it’s gonna look like’ but I’m sorry I know that doesn’t answer your question but I…yeah it’s really hard for me to pick. I think just that first…just seeing how the group is going to get out of the situation they’re in is gonna be really exciting and really crazy and and a roller-coaster and I think just right out of the gate that first episode is gonna be really fun.”
If a character was killed off, which one would devastate you and why?
“One that’s already devastated me is my dad, Scott Wilson, Hershel. I don’t know how I could get more devastated than that. That was the hardest one I’ve ever been through. Just for me personally just because we really do become a family in a certain way and Scott Wilson and Lauren Cohan [Maggie] and me. We all started the same weekend together. I remember meeting them at the hotel. That one was especially hard for me so I feel like it’s hard to beat that one. For me personally. Although I would be pretty shocked if Rick or Carl or someone I’d be shocked if one of those characters died off. And of course very sad. And that’s the thing by now we’ve become very close. We’ve all lived down in Atlanta for a few years so it’s hard to lose someone.”
Will you have any of your music in Season 5 and if so what’s the title of the song?
“I don’t know if any of my music that I’ve written will be in Season 5 that I know of right now but I do know that music is such a big part of Beth and her character and so it will definitely be incorporated. I’m sure that the writers will be incorporating that in her character. But you can definitely find my music, I’ll have new music. You can find my music now on iTunes and all streaming services, Amazon. ‘Expired Love’ is the name of my latest album I released. I’m gonna keep making music and I’m already recording my next album so.”
Do you think that your character, Beth, is a strong female lead?
“Yeah she’s definitely changed and become that. I think she’s still in the process of changing and finding out who she is. We’ve definitely gotten to see her grow up into not just a bigger role on the show but grow up in terms of from being a 16 year old to be more of an adult.”
What do you do to unwind and relax (when you’re not filming)?
“Honestly writing for me is a huge way to come back to myself. Writing poetry, writing songs is something I do regardless of if I’m performing or working a lot. It’s just a really good way to come back to myself and unwind and reflect on my day and reflect on my relationship. I find it really relaxing to write and I’m always trying to make that a part of my day.”
Talk about your EP ‘Expired Love’ and how you got the idea behind the lyrics?
“All the lyrics kind of come from my own personal experience I would say. Sometimes I start from my own experience and then my imagination kicks in a little bit as I’m creating the song. But the songs are all really personal so I think if people take a close listen they’ll hear about New York City, they’ll hear about old boyfriends. They’ll hear a lot about the ups and downs we all go through when we’re dealing with love.”
How would you like the reunion play out between Beth Daryl and Maggie?
“I don’t know I just hope that someone saves me. I feel like I don’t know how to answer that. I think like everyone I’m hoping that Beth gets back with the group and that everything is okay.”
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