The zombie craze has taken over Hollywood, and if it wasn’t for Andrew Lincoln I’d be hiding in my closet waiting for the fad to pass! Yes I am terrified of those soulless corpses who walk around eating brains but somehow the British babe makes watching The Walking Dead a pleasure.
Lincoln, whom I fell in love with after seeing 2003′s Love Actually, graces the October cover of Men’s Health (on newsstands today) and opens up about his transition from making a respectable living as an actor in England to slaying zombies on America’s most watched cable drama series for adults.
Sadly Andy, as he told me to call him when I met him at SDCC two years ago, decided to wear a shirt on the cover but confessed he is not so much into working out at a gym.
“I don’t need a trainer. I’ve got a zombie apocalypse to keep me fit.”
Here are a few more excerpts from his interview:
Andrew on his career before The Walking Dead…
“I’d played sort of jokey, Jack the Lad kinds of roles. Romantic roles. Period dramas.”
Andrew on why he doesn’t need a trainer thanks to his work on The Walking Dead…
“Of course I want to be in good shape and be fit, but I want to have stamina. It’s not an exercise in vanity. It’s about being able to do stuff. On Friday I did an 18-hour day, including travel. I was up at quarter to six in the morning and got home at half past midnight. The day before we’d been outdoors all day. It was 90 to 95, and the humidity was up. So I don’t need a trainer. I’ve got a zombie apocalypse to keep me fit.”
Andrew on six-packs…
“The whole vanity aspect of building up different muscles—I have no interest. I’m probably talking to the wrong magazine, but this six-pack phenomenon in acting, I just don’t subscribe to it.”
Andrew on his exercise regime…
“Eat less. Exercise more.”
To read the article in its entirety, click here and don’t forget to pick up the October issue of Men’s Health.
photo credit: Ture Lillegraven/Men’s Health