Chandler Riggs talks about Carl’s brave moment taking on Negan in 'The Walking Dead'
"Sing Me a Song" was probably one of the most revealing episode for actor Chandler Riggs, who has played Carl Grimes for seven seasons now in "The Walking Dead." A lot has happened to Carl but this episode has got to be it as he bravely waged his own personal war against the ultimate villain, Negan.
Viewers noticed how Riggs has changed over the years since the show started and here are a few things that he wants to share regarding the episode.
Readers of the comic book version of "The Walking Dead" knew that this scene would happen, according to Keep it Fresh. But never would they have imagined how powerful Chandler Riggs was in portraying Carl as he bravely took on Negan.
Carl was soft-spoken and only had a number of major scenes in the series. But in "Sing Me a Song" he has had enough of Negan and can't take it that nobody does anything to oppose his tyranny.
Entertainment Weekly reported that Carl actually made himself vulnerable by taking on Negan. In the part when Negan made him take off his bandage to reveal his eye and then started saying how ugly he was, it was really something that would put anyone down.
Carl has been very ashamed of his eye and takes it as his weakness. Having someone notice that and react like that has really placed a toll on his self-esteem.
When Negan asked Carl to sing "You Are My Sunshine" as he swings his bat a few feet away from him, everyone thought that it was the end for the teenager. However, Chandler said that Negan is merely mocking him and trying to break him more.
It's freaky to see Negan swing the bat that killed his friends but that's just how his character is.
Overall, Chandler thinks that it was an honor working with Jeffrey Dean Morgan and he is in fact a nice guy and a very talented actor. He was with "The Walking Dead" before Morgan's character Negan even came into play but he thinks that Negan fits right in. "He fits in perfectly."
And when it comes to the killing scenes, he also commends Morgan for not holding back saying "I don't blame him because he's doing a really, really good job by not holding back, and I'm very, very happy about that."