New Series Of The Walking Dead Is "Full Throttle" Says Josh McDermitt
Plus, the actor talks The Mullet of Life! Find out why its "so disgusting" right here...
Josh McDermitt says The Walking Dead fans may like his character Dr. Eugene Porter, but not when it comes to his hair style!
During a chat with Associated Press, the actor says fans are obsessed with his mullet, revealing they even want pictures of it.
McDermitt adds it takes about an hour and some hair extensions to get the "iconic" do just right and that it's popular on set as well, where it's referred to as The Mullet of Life.The star explained: "Because we're filming in Georgia. It's hot. It's humid. There's bugs and they make jokes. They say, 'If you're every tired, if you're ever thirsty just go to the mullet, drink from the Mullet of Life… It's so disgusting."
Eugene and his hairstyle joined the show last season, where he claimed that he had a cure for the whole zombie thing. So why won't he tell others what it is?
McDermitt says it's for his own safety, claiming: "The reason Eugene doesn't divulge what cure is because that's kind of like his only wildcard.
"He need that secret for himself in order to gain protection because if tells everybody what the cure is then they can just go on to (Washington,) D.C. without him. They wouldn't spend their energy trying to protect him."
In the season four finale, the surviving Walking Dead cast of characters ended up at Terminus, which signs had promised offered safety and salvation, and left the group led by Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) was last seen trapped in a boxcar.
McDermitt isn't spilling the beans when it comes to the new series of the show, but he does say viewers will learn the backstories of Eugene, Sgt. Abraham Ford (Michael Cudlitz) and Rosita Espinosa (Christian Serratos).
He also says the season opens with the characters fighting for their lives and describes the tone "intense" and "dark", adding: "It's wild and there's a feral quality to it. The whole season is just full throttle. It doesn't let up."
Season five hits Fox in the UK on Monday (13 October) at 9pm, while AMC also recently gave the green light to a sixth series of the post-apocalyptic zombie drama.