We were personally shocked that John Hawkes passed on the role of The Governor for the next season of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Now the actor speaks up and tells us why he passed in the first place. Read the info below.
Hawkes would have been a perfect fit for the role which was later filled by the very talented thespian, David Morrissey.
“They offered me the role, and I just felt there would be someone else who could do it better. I was flattered, and I took a look at the series. It held interest for me, but I just didn’t feel like I was the guy for it. I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it’s going to be a different kind of television show. There are going to be sponsors. No matter how good the show is, if there are commercials, it’s going to be a different show, to me. That’s just my personal feeling. Yeah, it was nice of them to ask, and it’s a good show, but, again, I just didn’t feel I was the guy.They came to me and sent me the graphic novel and the first two seasons. I took a look at them, and just didn’t feel like it was for me.”
I think Hawkes will be kicking himself later but to each his own I suppose.
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