Last night, on the midseason premiere of Walking Dead, one of the biggest moments from the comics was played out in the show, one that many weren’t sure that was going to happen due to it’s long-lasting impact on a certain character.
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
Carl, one of the fan-favorite and longest lasting characters on the show, was shot in the eye. And though a little different from how it happened in the comics, it happened none the less. As actor Chandler Riggs would note to the Huffington Post, his character will never be the same.
“It was a lot different, definitely a lot different. I was trying to in some way, some physical way, change Carl to make him different,” Riggs said. “I was really excited because some of my best work is in the second half of the season, in my opinion. I’m really excited for that.”
“I think it’s perfect because the eye, and losing it, has made me into a much better actor, because acting with one eye is hard. You have to do things a lot different,” he added.
He went on to note just how different it was, as well as how it was filming the scene itself:
“That night was rough. There was a lot of screaming and a lot of blood — the blood was cool — and a lot of crying. It was really fun shooting the actual eye being gone because everything you saw was visual effects. They put some blood around my eye. They didn’t really put any prosthetics around my eye until I was being carried to the infirmary.
It was so much fun filming that scene, it was fun for the whole sequence. Even though it was a really sad thing, it was still enjoyable to film because its right out of the comics, the whole thing, except for the Ron shooting.”