Holden: I loved playing this character; I had the time of my life. I’m so grateful as an artist that I was able to be a part of this, and to tell this tale. But whether she was a hero or a martyr is not up to me. That’s up to the viewers to decide. At the end of the day I feel like she was just a gal who did the best she could. I feel like her life mattered, and she died trying, and her heart was in the right place. I feel grateful for that. She was able to go out with a certain amount of dignity. Her last dying wish was to end it herself and she was granted that. And by the grace of God she’s now going to be with her sister. And Dale.
#it’s a fucking injustice #on so many levels #because not only did you destroy a character who already had so much potential #you wasted the fact that you had an actor who truly understood this character to the core #laurie holden /understood/ andrea #she fought for andrea #laurie holden understood the significant loss of dale when so few others did #laurie holden is the best thing that ever could have happened to andrea #and this show /wasted/ that #my fucking champion #laurie and andrea
WE ARE THE WALKING DEAD ⟶ Andrea
When Amy and I were living in the RV with Dale…before you even made it to the camp, I realized that my parents were probably dead. That was hard… then I lost Amy. I felt so alone… it drove me into Dale’s arms and I fell in love with him. Then Donna died… followed by Allen, and Dale and I were left to raise Ben and Billy. I had a family. I’m twenty-six years old… over the course of a year I inherited a family. I grew up. I loved the woman I became and the life I had. And now it’s all gone. I’m all alone… And all I can think about is how I am that girl again, the girl I was…the girl I don’t like. All I have left is you… all of you. You’re the only things left to remind me of what I can be. The only things keeping me from being truly alone… I’d follow you people straight into hell.
When we were shooting this last episode, Andy and I were looking at each other through a fence. We didn’t consider it a scene until we were shooting it and we realized it was going to be the last time that Rick and Lori Grimes are ever together. And we both just lost it. We finished the scene and we walked towards each other, met in the middle of the field and just stood there weeping for a little bit.
there’s nothing glorious in dying. anyone can do it.
Inside The Walking Dead - Hanging with Steven Yeun.