Actor Dallas Roberts talks ‘The Walking Dead’

Actor Dallas Roberts recently spoke with “Breakthrough Entertainment” about his role as Milton Mamet in AMC’s television series “The Walking Dead.”

In the third season of “The Walking Dead,” which is now available on Blu-ray and DVD at retail stores and rental outlets throughout the Valley, Andrew Lincoln reprises his role as a police officer who leads a band of survivors in a fight against not only the dead but also a whole new fear – the living.

Listen to “Breakthrough Entertainment’s” full interview with Roberts by clicking HERE. The following is an excerpt from the interview in which the actor discusses the underlying themes behind the third season of “The Walking Dead.”

When you think of ‘The Walking Dead,’ you think of stumbling into an area with this horde passing by. Woodbury sort of blew that out for a little while. We weren’t really worried about bumps in the night and that sort of thing. That being said, once we did go out and found them in the pits and found them lurking in the outskirts of town, it was an amazing thing to be a part of.

“The level at which Greg Nicotero and his group are executing the makeup and special effects… it gets sweetened for TV for sure but face-to-face it’s a remarkable thing and is just as awe-inspiring and scary as you would want it to be. Underlying the ‘let’s run zombies through the head with spikes’ and that sort of thing, I think that there is an interesting discussion about what it takes to hold a civilization strong and the violence and secrecy at the borders.

That resonates in a larger way. I think that all sort of great art works on multiple levels. And I have tuned into that. I thought that the writers did a great job in terms of discussing [the problems] a nation of people face when there are these sort of elements at the border that are trying to knock down the doors and and how do you do that in a way that doesn’t turn you into the savages that you are trying to keep yourself away from. I thought that was really interesting.” – Dallas Roberts

Joseph J. Airdo

Joseph J. Airdo is a film critic, producer and on-air personality for Breakthrough Entertainment, a talk radio show airing 10-11 a.m. Saturdays on KPHX 1480 AM and BreakRadioShow.com that shines a spotlight on the practical perspectives of the topics and themes explored in movies. He has a pet duck named Frozen who is as opinionated about movies as he is. E-mail him at joseph.airdo@gmail.com.

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