If you’re yet to watch the epic events of The Walking Dead Season 3 Episode 4 ‘The Killer Within’, then look away now. Massive spoilers follow in our chat with T-Dog star IronE Singleton…
Did you hope they would flesh your character out with more back-story before they killed you off?
I am totally and completely satisfied with how the show went. I think the show is a success because of a brilliant team of individuals, and everybody coming together and doing their part, so it’s not my call to say that I wanted more or less; I’m just so pleased to have been a part of something so special and so historic.
Apparently if you’re dealing with a moral dilemma on this show, you get killed off.
Yeah, I’ve seen that before; they say once you have that moral moment, where you try to appeal to everybody’s conscience and try to be the voice of reason, you get the bite or something like that. Something happens to you, so it’s interesting how that goes. I’ve thought about that too; I was like, oh wow, T-Dog is appealing to the group; it kind of sounds like Dale in a more condensed, abridged fashion and the next day you know he’s getting bit, so it’s interesting you pointed that out.
Did you have any idea that you were going to go out like this when you signed on? And what was your reaction when you read the death scene and how you went out like a bad-ass hero?
Thank you, and I want to thank the fans for all of their tears and constant words of support and encouragement. In the beginning, I had no idea I was going to go out so heroically, because when I was cast, I was told that I would two, and maybe three episode, but I ended up staying on the show for three seasons, so how magnificent and miraculous is that? So I’m very thankful for that.