What happens when two 11-year olds write and sing an amazing theme song to accompany the top-rated cable TV show called The Walking Dead in which they both star(red)? People listen.
Calling Courtney Love or Tori Amos – all of your fans want to hear you sing “Begin Again” because this heartbreakingly simple song is perfect for both of you (or one of you. You two fight it out – we’ll all wait patiently).
Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie Samuels) and Kyla Kenedy (Mika Samuels) are both 11 years old, even though Sharbino has been cast as the eldest sister because she is taller and more mature looking. The Walking Dead should be proud of these two actresses, not only for their acting skills but also for their entrepreneurial skills.
Wetpaint.com reports that “On the day their final TWD episode aired, March 16, Brighton and Kyla made a big announcement that we weren’t expecting. Brighton shared the great news with her fans on Instagram, writing, “Me & Kyla's song ‘Begin Again’ is up on iTunes now! We wrote it along with @cj_emmons inspired by Episode 414 #thegrove airing tonight. Music by @marty_shannon & @chasebutters. Excited for you to hear it ❤️ @kylakenedy4.” Along with the announcement Brighton posted a photo of herself, Kyla, and their team in the recording studio. Get it, girls!”
So, in a wrap up of The Walking Dead episode 4.14 news: Good news: Carol’s back! Good news: Mika and Lizzie write a song! Bad news: Daryl is not in this episode. More bad news: Lizzie and Mika Samuels both die.
Begin Again Lyrics:
When you’re lost in this world
Hope and Trust
You can’t face your fears
You’re not strong enough
You hold a picture that says
Death is alive
Your eyes are blind
The truth is by your side
You took us in when
We were broken
Taking two steps back and
Trying to start again
You’ve drawn a line
Love and sin
Can you begin again?
Can you begin again?
Can you begin… again
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Lizzie and Mika
Lizzie and Mika Samuels following the train tracks to the fabled 'Terminus' community. Carol and Tyreese follow behind them, with Carol carrying Baby Judith.
On the trail of Terminus
Carol and Tyreese debate their next steps as they shepard three children through the zombie wilderness. At this point in the story, Lizzie is showing signs of serious mental stress by growing more and more out of touch with reality, while Mika is just trying to stay close to the adults for safety.
Mika under attack
Before episode 4.14 aired, this video still was in circulation among the conspiracy theorists and 'spoiler' community. People were speculating that in this moment, Carol was caught between saving Mika or saving Judith from walkers. When the actual episode aired, it was Lizzie who saved her sister from this dangerous situation, not Carol.
Lizzie and Judith
Off camera, 11 year old actress Brighton Sharbino had a great relationship with the twin girls who played Judith on The Walking Dead. Unfortunately, many fans of the series were unable to separate Sharbino's character of Lizzie from the real live teenage girl. When it appeared that the character Lizzie tried to smother Judith in episode 4.10 'Inmates', the actress began receiving verbal attacks and death threats on social media.
The Good Life
Kyla Kenedy and Brighton Sharbino attend the red carpet premiere of the AMC show's season 4 at Universal Citywalk in Universal City, California on Oct. 3, 2013
In the Recording Studio
Brighton Sharbino and Kyla Kenedy pause for a moment with some of their studio crew during the recording of their song 'Begin Again'.
The Women of The Walking Dead
Walker Stalker Con 2014 in Chicago IL brought together Lauren Chen (Maggie Green), Laurie Holden (Andrea), Alanna Masterson (Tara Chambler), Emily Kinney (Beth Greene), Sonequa Martin-Green ( Sasha), Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie Samuels) and others to pose for a group portrait of the Women of The Walking Dead.
Daryl and Lizzie
A bare-chested Norman Reedus (who plays crossbow-wielding Daryl Dixon) pauses between scenes to take a quick photo with co-star Brighton Sharbino while on set in Georgia.