The actor doesn't think people knew "what to do" with Glenn in 'The Walking Dead'.
Based on the comic book series of the same name, written by Robert Kirkman, AMC zombie apocalypse series 'The Walking Dead' has picked up an incredible swath of fans throughout its seven seasons to-date, maintaining its status as one of the most popular television shows on the planet, despite showrunners making some widely-criticised decisions.
Steven Yeun played fan-favourite character Glenn in 'The Walking Dead'
One of those decisions was to follow in the comic book's footsteps and kill off fan-favourite character Glenn Rhee, played by Steven Yeun. Meeting a grisly end after new 'Big Bad' Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) smashed his head to pieces with a barbed-wire baseball bat he calls Lucille, Glenn's story was cut short, with the character leaving behind his pregnant girlfriend Maggie Greene (Lauren Cohan).
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As Tilda Swinton reteams with her Snowpiercer director, Korea's Bong Joon Ho, it's perhaps unsurprising that the resulting movie defies genres. Not only has it sparked a debate about Netflix-produced films that people want to see in cinemas, but it's also a story with huge political resonances laced through its premise. That said, this is essentially a movie about a girl and her beloved hippo-sized pig. And it's warm, witty and remarkably engaging.
Swinton plays twins Nancy and Lucy, who take over their family's multinational corporation after their ruthless father dies. With a desire to feed the world, Lucy has bred a series of gigantic pigs and placed them with farmers around the globe. Ten years later, her celebrity judge Johnny (Jake Gyllenhaal) crowns the winning pig as Okja, raised in the Korean mountains by teen Mija (An Seo Hyun) and her grandfather (Byun Heebong). But now Mija is horrified that they are taking her best friend away, so she sets out on an epic quest to Seoul to find Okja before she's put on a plane to America. Meanwhile, a group of animal rights activists led by Jay (Paul Dano) is also trying to free Okja, and they hatch a plan to take Mija to New York and stage a very public rescue.
The film has a snappy, witty tone that propels us into the story, with moments of satirical comedy, earthy humour and some exhilarating, inventively staged action. And the reason it works so well is due to the title character: thanks to seamless digital effects, Okja emerges as a smart, playful and brave creature whose bond with Mija is very strong indeed. This adds a powerful emotional kick, balancing the cartoonish but still remarkably textured performances from Swinton and Gyllenhaal. By contrast, An nicely underplays Mija, while Dano and his gang (including Lily Collins and The Walking Dead's Steven Yuen) add an intriguing edge of soulful compassion.
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The actor would need it to "make sense", however.
Steven Yeun has without a doubt become a household name following his performance as fan favourite character Glenn Rhee in 'The Walking Dead'. Through six full seasons, the character worked his way into the hearts of all those watching, got himself involved in a loving relationship and was even to become a father for the first time. All of that came crashing to an end however when he was killed off in the premiere episode of the show's seventh season, with latest 'Big Bad' Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) bringing his life to an end.
Steven Yeun has starred as Glenn Rhee for six seasons in 'The Walking Dead'
In scenes that were too grim for a lot of people watching, the controversy quickly grew surrounding the death. There was no doubt in the minds of any fans however; Glenn was dead beyond all reasonable doubt.
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The actor is very impressed with the reaction from fans following his character's death.
For seven seasons to-date, 'The Walking Dead' has impressed audiences across the globe with its slick reimagining of the Robert Kirkman long-running comic book series of the same name. With both still running, fans of the franchise are of course always looking ahead as to what might happen next, but that doesn't stop them from reflecting on the major events that have taken place in the story so far.
Steven Yeun starred as Glenn Rhee for six seasons of 'The Walking Dead'
One of the most talked about moments is of course the season 7 premiere; a comic book moment which was expanded to allow villainous Big Bad, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) to show off exactly how cruel he can really be. Capturing series hero Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and his band of fellow survivors, he decided to assert his authority by smashing in the head of Abraham (Michael Cudlitz) with his trusty barbed wire baseball bat, Lucille. When Daryl (Norman Reedus) rebelled against him following the death, he took another life - this time echoing the one he takes in the comics - bringing Glenn's (Steven Yeun) time on the series to an abrupt end.
He's not being resurrected, but flashbacks are a staple of 'The Walking Dead'.
'The Walking Dead' viewers were left distraught during the show's seventh season premiere, as the series' new Big Bad, Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) wiped out two fan-favourite characters with the help of his trusty barbed-wire baseball bat, Lucille. Smashing the bat down on Abraham's (Michael Cudlitz) head before also bringing Glenn's (Steven Yeun) life to an end, the scenes were some of television's most shocking.
Steven Yeun as Glenn Rhee in 'The Walking Dead' Season 6
With ratings slipping ever since and this season garnering perhaps the harshest critical and commercial reception from those watching, those behind the series could have shot themselves in the foot with the move. Despite it being one that also takes place in the comic books the show is based on, the series has been known to switch things up to keep an element of surprise, but Glenn wouldn't make it through without his iconic comic scene being brought to the small screen.
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Events of season seven, episode one have been hard-hitting.
It's been almost a week since the death of Glenn in the first episode of 'The Walking Dead' season seven and people have been expressing their (often genuine) grief in various ways. One person even took out an obituary in Arkansas newspaper The Batesville Daily Guard. Now that's true fandom.
Steven Yeun's character Glenn has finally been killed off
A columnist named Andrea Bruner described how she was 'too depressed' to write her usual column following Glenn's bloody death in last Sunday's (October 23rd 2016) episode of 'The Walking Dead'. Instead, she enlisted the help of her friend Frank Vaughn to write an obituary for the character, dubbing him: 'Glenn Rhee, husband, father-to-be, warrior and friend'.
We're happy, but we're a little confused at the same time.
Well, that was a bit of an anticlimax. 'The Walking Dead' season 6 left viewers hyperventilating a few weeks ago when they apparently killed off one of the best characters in the entire show, and now we've finally got a resolution, we're a little taken aback by the banality of it.
How does Glenn survive?
All season out stress levels have been rocking back and forth; is Alexandria safe or isn't it? When will the Wolves attack next? What happened to so-and-so? And speaking of the latter, that's been the biggest topic of conversation since the episode 'Thank You' aired: What happened to Glenn?
Why couldn't it have been Father Gabriel?
Wow. So the creators of 'The Walking Dead' really know how to break our hearts. Regular viewers of the never-ending zombie series will be used to grieving by now, but the latest death has proved to be way too much for some fans.
Rick faces ever more difficult hurdles in this season's 'The Walking Dead'
We're only three episodes into 'The Walking Dead' season six, and already one of the best characters has seemingly been killed off. While everyone was hoping that the reckless and seriously dodgy Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) would be the next to bite the dust, producers have taken the story completely the other way and wiped off one of the only remaining members of the original cast. We can only hope that we haven't seen the last of him.
Ian Gray is a molecular biologist studying the evolution of the human eye. One day, a strange recurrence of the number 11 leads him to a photograph of a pair of eyes that could subsequently reveal the spiritual truth of the universe. The owner of the eyes is a girl named Sofi who, unlike Ian, believes that she has known him in a past life. Ian tends to avoid any non-scientific interpretation of his feelings but cannot hide the fact that he feels complete with her in his life. The pair fall quickly in love and decide to get married, but in a cruel twist of fate, she tragically and suddenly dies. Depressed and empty, Ian receives a call from his lab mate who reveals an impossible discovery; despite the fact that everyone is meant to have totally distinct eyes, she has found a person in India who shares the same irises as Sofi.
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Ahead of tonight's return, the stars warn these 8 episodes aren't for the faint-hearted
For fans of The Walking Dead, season 4’s hiatus has felt like a lifetime. So tonight’s mid-season premiere will come as a welcome relief. There won’t be long to bathe in the sweet sunlight, though, as things are getting serious…
Danai Gurira is Michonne, and she walks about like this
“Keep the lights on and stay near a loved one,” says Danai Gurira, who plays grump samurai sword weilding Michonne on the AMC zombie drama.
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