Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes on the hit AMC show “The Walking Dead”, will be turning 15 shortly after filming begins on season 5. In an April 23 post on Wetpaint, the young actor talked about his off-screen interests, the work and what he knows about the upcoming season.
While Chandler will be turning 15, his character isn’t that far along. Though TWD has been on the air for 4 years, the zombie world has only aged about 1.5 to 2 years in the comic book series. That means Carl is really still just about 13 years old.
Riggs attended the Salt Lake Comic Con from April 17-19. He spoke about his love of video games when he’s not at work shooting the show. As for his work, he talked about how he was only given about an hour to memorize 2.5 pages of dialog for that momentous scene in season 4, episode 9 where he had to yell at his dad, Rick Grimes.
When season 4 wrapped, Carl had just survived an attempted rape but before he could really come to terms with it, he and the others were captured by the folks at Terminus. Now, Carl and the rest of the gang, except for Carol and Tyreese, are trapped in a train car until season 5.
Speaking of season 5 of “The Walking Dead,” Carl was asked what he knows about it.
"I really don't know," Chandler said. "I haven't gotten the scripts for next season yet. ... I really don't know. We’ll see."
Riggs indicated at the Comic Con that filming would start in three weeks. That puts it around the first week of May. Whether or not scripts will be coming anytime soon is anyone’s guess. The TWD folks safeguard that information carefully. At least with filming starting so soon, we should be getting tidbits of info and spoilers before long.
What part do you think Carl will play in the escape from the Terminus train car when season 5 of “The Walking Dead” starts? We’ll have to wait until October to find out for sure.