The actor took to Instagram to back his co-star, who's seeking equal pay with Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus.
The saga of Lauren Cohan seeking more money for her role as Maggie in 'The Walking Dead' continued over the weekend, with the star now finding support from her co-star Khary Payton, who plays Ezekiel in the long-running AMC zombie drama. Though she's been a leading member of the show's cast for some time now, Cohan is thought to make significantly less money than two of her male co-stars; specifically Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus who play Rick Grimes and Daryl Dixon respectively.
Lauren Cohan continues to fight for more money to stick with 'The Walking Dead'
As negotiations have continued, Cohan is said to have been offered an increase in her salary to sign on "long-term", but the cash amount wasn't enough for her to agree. Right now, Cohan's contract comes to an end with the close of season 8, so time is truly running out on making something work for both parties.
Khumba is a young zebra who was born missing half of his stripes. Following his birth, there came a deadly drought threatening the survival of the herd and killing his mother. To his superstitious peers and his father, Khumba's unusual appearance is an extremely bad omen and he is eventually driven to run away from the herd to find water and acceptance elsewhere, leaving his only friend in Great Karoo, Tombi. On his travels, he meets a motherly wildebeest named Mama V and her wacky friend Bradley the Ostrich who are willing to travel with him and protect him from the ills of the wild, namely Phango the Leopard whose presence is a threat to every other creature in Great Karoo. He also meets Mantis, who reveals a map that could lead them to a waterhole - or will it instead lead Khumba to find his stripes?
'Khumba' is a heart-warming animated flick about that timeless message of accepting people's differences. It has been directed by Anthony Silverston in first direction, who co-wrote the screenplay alongside previous writing partner Raffaella Delle Donne ('Zambezia'). It was nominated for a Cristal award for best feature at the 2013 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and has already been released in the US.
Have a spookily musical Halloween this year.