The Walking Dead’s Steven Yeun admits Glenn’s death might have gone “too far”
The Walking Dead actor Steven Yeun has confessed his exit from the series may have gone “too far”.
It was one of the most controversial episodes the show has ever had, when the season seven premiere brutally killed off fan favourites Abraham and Glenn.
After graphic and gory scenes had just aired of Negan bashing in Abraham’s head with a barb-wired baseball bat, things took an even worse turn for the Alexandrians when the evil villain chose a surprise second victim.
Viewers watched as the beloved Glenn was also bloodied by the dreaded Lucille in a death even more gruesome than the first, thanks mainly to a close up of a bulging eye popping out of his skull.
The episode overstepped the mark for many fans, who also had to deal with the heartbreaking notion of Glenn being forced to say goodbye to his wife Maggie and unborn child. A number of viewers vowed to stop watching the popular series and TWD producers even promised to tone down the violence in the second half of the season.
Talking at Walker Stalker Con, Steven admitted they might have crossed a line. He said: “Maybe we did it too far. It was pretty bad, but we did it and people remember it, so it’s cool.
“I think it was a lot of things. People think it was the gore. It was gory, but it wasn’t any more gory than anything that we’ve shown before.
“I think what it was was just watching someone that you feel like you know getting killed that way and getting killed in a way that was not like, “Oh man, look at Noah getting ripped up”, which is gnarly, but it was just happening to him, whereas in this instance it was just like, “You could’ve stopped but you’re just going to keep going and you’re going to rub it in”.
“That’s great that Glenn can have that type of place to affect people like that. I mean – sorry, but mission accomplished.”
The Walking Dead will return later this year on FOX in the UK.