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By Sierra Marquina
Andrew Lincoln – Rick Grimes from The Walking Dead – phoned in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest to talk about the upcoming finale of the hit AMC show and the British actor revealed how he conquered that Southern accent.
As for the notion that someone is going to die during the finale, Andrew confirms with a laugh, “Yeah, it’s a pretty safe bet” … although he wouldn’t say exactly what does go down in the episode.
But he was game to give us the scoop on how he perfected Rick Grimes’ Southern drawl.
“I’m a bit of a weirdo … I headed out three weeks before we started the first-ever episode and I went out and sort of went under cover and tried to orders coffees … in a dialect and then it became about fried chicken … and got more confident and after about two-and-a-half weeks, I had a passable accent and it’s kind of stuck really,” he shares.
Andrew goes on to say he also has a dialect coach who helps spell out the words, which he’s turned into a game.
“As a party trick back in England, I give my old scripts to people who are half-drunk and they do the worst southern accent,” he jokes.
Catch The Walking Dead Season 4 finale on AMC on Sunday, March 30, at 9 p.m.