Michael Biehn said he felt ‘uncomfortable’ filming a scene

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  • Warning: There are spoilers for season 11, episode 13 of “TWD”.
  • On “Talking Dead,” guest star Michael Biehn was asked about filming a specific scene.
  • Biehn said he “wasn’t crazy about” another actor touching his face after his character died.

“The Terminator” actor Michael Biehn said he was uncomfortable filming a scene in “The Walking Dead.”

During the series’ aftershow, “Talking Dead,” Biehn was asked about his guest role in Season 11, Episode 13, where he played Ian, the leader of a new group, who was killed at the end of the episode.

When asked what it was like filming a scene that took place after Ian’s death, Biehn said it was “a little strange.”

“I’ve played a lot of opponents, so that’s why I’ve died in a lot of shows and a lot of movies, a lot of television stuff that I’ve done, and I’ve never had anyone touch me after that,” Biehn said. , who has 110 acting credits on IMDB, including “Aliens” and “The Abyss,” said of filming his cameo on Sunday’s episode.

In the scene, Toby (Jason Butler Harner) lightly slaps Biehn on the cheek off-screen a few times before grabbing his face by the chin and pretending to let his mouth speak to him.

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Toby Carlson grabs Ian’s face and pretends to let him talk after killing him in Season 11 Episode 13.


“From a character standpoint, I’m dead, so it really didn’t make a difference, but from an acting standpoint, it really felt like an offense,” Biehn said.

“I wasn’t crazy about it and I know the reason for doing it was to give you an indication of who was the man who touched me, but it made me feel uncomfortable,” he added. “As an actor, it made me feel uncomfortable. And that’s probably why the audience will feel uncomfortable about the character. So I think that was the intent.”

Host Chris Hardwick responded by saying Toby was “obviously” a monster.

Earlier on the show, Biehn said he was excited to join “The Walking Dead” for an episode after being a fan of the series since its inception in 2010.

“I’ve always wanted to be a part of it,” Biehn said, adding, “I was never offered a part until this past season and I never auditioned for a part. It’s a show that I always thought was quality. was… It’s absolutely amazing that you have a show that’s been around for 12 years.”

“I really liked the character and so I immediately said yes because, like I said, I always wanted to be on the show,” he added when he got a call from his agent to be on the final season of to appear in the series. †

Biehn joins a handful of “Terminator” franchise stars to appear in “The Walking Dead.” Most recently, Robert Patrick, star of “Terminator 2: Judgment Day”, appeared on Season 10 Episode 19.

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