You’re A Big Deal: Meyrick Murphy, From Season 4 Of The Hit TV Series, “The Walking Dead”
WBD:How did you become interested in acting at such a young age?
Well, I did a school play for my gifted and talented group when I was in Kindergarten. I loved it so much! I decided to keep doing it.
WBD:Besides acting, what would you want to be when you grow up?
I would like to be an astrophysicist. The idea of space is so interesting to me—have you heard about the potential alien mega structure!!?? I want to go to MIT.
WBD:Tell us one of the coolest things that happened in your career so far.
Every experience is different and exciting in its own way. You get to meet lots of new and interesting people that you wouldn’t have met otherwise. I met my first Libertarian on a set recently—We had lots of political discussions.
WBD:What’s coming up for you that you’re excited about?
I just finished shooting a new show for Nickelodeon called the Duda Brothers that should air sometime in 2016. I had a ton of fun on that set and made some great friends. I’m also about to play Angel in the reboot of the Joss Whedon series—JUST KIDDING—I wish.
WBD:What has been the best advice someone has given you? How did it help you?
A good friend of mine gave me some advice: You only have 18 years to be a kid. You have the rest of your life to be an adult. Don’t grow up too fast. I have to remember to enjoy life, and cherish all of my time being a kid.
WBD:When you are on set waiting to go on, what do you like to do for fun?
I like to talk to the people around me—everyone has a story to tell. I like to get to know the crew and my cast mates. Plus, I like to sing karaoke.
WBD:What’s the craziest thing that you saw happen while filming The Walking Dead?
I actually saw someone from the Humane Society come on set to make sure we were treating the worms nicely. Now that’s commitment.
And when we were shooting the mid-season finale, the cast chairs were right by Hershel’s severed head. That was pretty crazy.
WBD's Fun Five
with Meyrick Murphy
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live and why?Tokyo. So I could eat KFC on Christmas and see Colonel Sanders dressed as Santa.
If I gave you $20 to spend on anything right now, what would it be?I’d go to the arcade and play me some Deal or No Deal.
Tell us something about yourself that would surprise people.I have a disorder—part of my psyche is stuck in the 80s.
What advice would you give to your 15 year old self?Stay weird and stay true to yourself because you’re better at being you than anyone else in the world.
One guilty pleasure you aren't willing to give up?My love for Hillary Clinton—But, really, is that so bad?
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