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EW Interviews Jeffrey Dean Morgan; Melissa McBride Talks Carol’s Despair

This week, Entertainment Weekly interviews both Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Melissa McBride. Plus, Rolling Stone considers The Walking Dead one of the best TV shows of all time. Read on for more:

Entertainment Weekly interviews Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who tells viewers Negan will be “setting the rules and telling everybody this is how it’s going to be, and if you don’t follow these rules, this is what’s going to happen.”

• Melissa McBride talks to Entertainment Weekly about Carol’s “internal despair that she’s feeling, and it’s going to be interesting in Season 7 to see how this plays out in this new world.”

Rolling Stone ranks The Walking Dead as one of the 100 greatest TV shows of all time, calling it “a monster hit in every sense of the word, with a band of humans battling to survive the onslaught of the undead walkers, featuring some of the small screen’s most viscerally repulsive violence.”

• Norman Reedus warns ComicBook.com, “The group is completely broken apart at this point. Negan has come in and completely shaken up everything. Loyalties are broken, belief in one another, belief in ourselves.”

Daily Express chats with Andrew Lincoln, who talks about playing Rick: “I didn’t realize that I would ever play something for six years. You come in with six years of history, with an audience who sit there with that knowledge, and it takes the pressure off somewhat and makes it more real in a sense.”

• Now that Morgan is killing again, Lennie James tells Entertainment Weekly that “it’s something that he’s going to have to deal with and it’s something that he’s going to have to reconcile himself to.”

• “They’ve figured out how to have a place that in many ways celebrates life. They get to be alive. They want to live. It isn’t merely about survival,” Scott Gimple says while talking to Entertainment Weekly about the Kingdom’s residents.

Digital Spy learns from Lauren Cohan, “We’re really lucky to have Jeffrey [Dean Morgan], because he’s a lovely person, so dynamic and a really good actor. I think that you need someone who has that spark of lovability because it makes it so much more sinister.”

• Ross Marquand tells ComicBook.com that “the finale last year and the premiere this year, reinvigorated me as an actor.”

• Tom Payne talks to Express.co.uk about Jesus, who has “a lot of skills, which I think are useful for the group and he is quite a calm sort of person and he’s also very capable, which you’ll definitely see more of in Season 7.”

NME interviews Tom Payne, who says, “Jesus is much more calculated and capable of dealing with people in more efficient way. You could see a bit more of that next season.”

• According to ComicBook.com, Andrew Lincoln teases, “We are seven years in and we are only unleashing now probably the greatest villain of the series. It’s a very thrilling and exciting time.”

• “Even though there are zombies and it’s based on a comic book, it definitely tackles big questions about our existence and what it means to be alive if you’re just surviving,” Emily Kinney explains to New York while discussing The Walking Dead.

TVGuide.com checks out five exclusive portraits of Steven Yeun and Austin Amelio, while IGN shares exclusive photos of Norman Reedus and Ross Marquand.

ComicBook.com “has an exclusive batch of photos of two of the toughest ladies surviving the zombie apocalypse,” Danai Gurira’s Michonne and Alanna Masterson’s Tara. Plus Variety has “dramatic stills” of Carol (Melissa McBride) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green).

• Meanwhile, Yahoo TV features images of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Negan and Austin Nichols as Spencer and notes that “only one of them is smiling. And he’s the scary one.”

• And, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Carl (Chandler Riggs) are spotlighted in “both nonplussed and shocked photos” at CBR, while Entertainment Weekly has Season 7 gallery shots of Andrew Lincoln and Josh McDermitt.

The TV Junkies has new shots of Morgan (Lennie James) and Rosita (Christian Serratos), and TV Insider features new promotional art for Michael Cudlitz’s Abraham and Seth Gilliam’s Father Gabriel.

Variety spotlights a new photo of Khary Payton as King Ezekiel and a promo of him “proclaiming his reign.”

Gold Derby debuts an “ominous” Season 7 poster where Negan “gives a devilish grin in the poster art as he brandishes his trusty barbed-wire bat, Lucille.”

• In a clip from a special Negan feature on the Season 6 Blu-ray and DVD, Norman Reedus says, “I think it’s great that there’s a character that’s introduced that’s going to put fear in them. I mean, like… real fear,” according to Digital Spy.

ComicBook.com reports that the show’s panel at next month’s New York Comic Con will feature most of the cast, including Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

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