1. How did you get into acting?
I followed a girl to Los Angeles and was immediately dumped. I got a job at a motorcycle shop in Venice called “Dr. Carls Hog Hospital”. The day I quit that job a friend took me to a party up in the hills, a movie people party. I drank way too much and started screaming at the party from the second story of the living room with these giant sunglasses on, someone asked if I wanted to be in a play and took me for pizza to talk about it. They told me I would get paid so I did it. The first night of the play a wonderful angel of a woman, who was an agent saw me and side pocketed me. Hip pocketed me. Whatever you call that and then I booked some stuff and kept running ever since.
2. Your “The Walking Dead” character Daryl does not appear in the comics. How do you prepare for the part and does Kirkman give you something to work with?
Well, when I first started I hadn’t really had any conversations about Daryl with anyone, so I kinda knew where I wanted to go with Daryl or had hoped to take him anyway and tried to give him some redeeming qualities. Still a kid that lost everything and that included his mean ass brother. As much of a jerk Merle is he’s still my brother. The writers and producers on the show are still helping me mold him in to someone we can watch grow, someone who doesn’t know who he is completely, he doesn’t know how to deal with people so much. I don’t think he ever even thought about it to be honest, now heâ€™s forced to, to get along. To make it work. Itâ€™s interesting I think to watch him figure it out. Everyone helps with all of this. Kirkman, the other cast, the writers, directors. Gale (Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer) etc.. Everyone helps each other, I think we are all honestly invested. Even with each other.
Source:Â Full Interview @ myFanbase