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The Walking Dead Interview: Anthony Guajardo--"Vatos"

Find out what it's like being surrounded by the Walking Dead...


The first season of The Walking Dead may be over but we're not finished talking about it. Yesterday details were released on the Blu-ray and DVD set for the first season. One can only imagine what it must have been like to be on set with all those extras dressed as zombies. We had the opportunity to talk with Anthony Guajardo, "Miguel" from episode 1.04, "Vatos." 
 
Comic Vine: What was it like being on the set? 
Anthony Guajardo:
It was by far the BEST experience of my life! The actors were super cool and gave me so much to work off of! Then seeing the hoards of zombies just around  the corner made me feel like I was about to be a part of something huge! 
 
CV: How many extras/zombies were around? 
AG:
Well, there was about 15 to 20 vatos on set with me and about 15-25 zombies! 
== TEASER == 
CV: How much of the script did you get to see? Only your scenes? The entire episode? 
AG:
I got to see the entire script, which gave me a lot to work with! 
 
  CV: Did you ever read any issues of the comic before? 
AG: I've read the first issue of The Walking Dead! 
 
CV: With the success of The Walking Dead, have fans of the show recognized you? 
AG:
Yeah, I keep my fans updated on Twitter about all the comic conventions I'm going to be appearing at.
 
CV: How many takes did it take to perfect your reaction to getting Merle's severed hand dropped in your lap? 
AG:
It took about 5 times for me to get the reaction they were looking for! 
 
CV: If you had any say in it, would you want your character to come back normal or as a zombie? 
AG:
I would want to come back normal, kill some zombies and then get infected. 
 
  CV: Has being on the show helped prepare you for a zombie apocalypse? 
AG: I'm actually the co-captain of the Zombie Survivor Crew with fellow Walking Dead actors, Norman Reedus and IronE Singelton! Check out this short video I made for the Zombie Survivor Crew:
   
  
CV: Nice. What's the most important thing to remember when dealing with zombies? 
AG:
Aim for the head and always travel with a hot female!
 
CV: Do you have any other projects in the works? 
AG:
Well I just shot a national campaign commercial with AAA and starred in a short film with Director Rod Guajardo (no relation). I have been training extensively through my agency and management company Calliope Talent with some of the leading filmmakers and casting directors. I also work for Calliope, so I am exposed to insight behind the scenes on a daily basis. Later this month I'm going to start a web show with some of my fellow actors and best friends! 2011 is going to be a great year! 
 
CV: That sounds awesome. Thanks for taking the time to chat with us! Watch out for those roaming zombies.
19 Comments
Posted by Baron_Emo

Super cool. I will be picking this up on Blu Ray when it comes out for sure.

Posted by longbowhunter

I liked the "Vatos" episode. I know some people didnt.
Posted by SupremoMaximo

My son went to school with this kid (we're in San Antonio).  When we first started talking about the walking Dead, he mentioned that this kid he knew was in it.  I asked how he got in it and my son said thru an agency.  He said the kid [anthony] never seemed like the kind that wanted to be an actor.  And that the part he played was pretty much how he was in school.. 
 
Minus the marijuana neck tat.

Posted by sora_thekey
@Baron_Emo said:
" Super cool. I will be picking this up on Blu Ray when it comes out for sure. "
Same here! 
I haven't seen anything past the second episode, so there's more reason for me to buy the season.
Posted by Baron_Emo
@sora_thekey: I've only seen the first episode because it was posted here. >_<
Posted by sora_thekey
@Baron_Emo: More reason to get the series when it comes out!
Posted by weapon154

Nice!

Posted by Illyana Rasputin

Cutest guy on The Walking Dead.

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

love the show, When is it coming back on!

Posted by G-Man
@Doctor!!!!!: Halloween.
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Posted by Cherry Bomb

 
Can I get his number?  :3 

Posted by difficlus
@Cherry Bomb said:
"  Can I get his number?  :3  "
lol
Posted by NightFang
@longbowhunter said:
" I liked the "Vatos" episode. I know some people didnt. "
Yeah, I didn't think the episode was that bad really.
Posted by G-Man
@difficlus: He's on Twitter.
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Posted by MichonneHack27

Anyone know when its coming on DVD?
Posted by G-Man
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Posted by Icarusflies

(Fix)

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Posted by ghost12345

evrv

Posted by ghost12345

I remember seeing Anthony Guajardo around school we went to John Paul Stevens H.S., i didnt really know him but i knew of him didnt think he'd ever be in a show thats awsome, goodluck with everything dude,