Chandler Riggs slams his own lazy performances in The Walking Dead (Picture: AMC) Provider: AMCChandler Riggs has beaten himself up over his performance as Carl Grimes in The Walking Dead after he was killed off the AMC series back in 2018.
The 19-year-old joined the zombie drama when he was aged 10, before Carl was bitten by a walker and died a slow and painful death which was agony to watch for everyone involved.
In an old Reddit post which has been dug up by Comicbook.com, Chandler admitted he was unhappy with his performances throughout his time on The Walking Dead after a viewer said he ‘wasn’t strong enough for the part’.
‘Been rewatching TWD over the last couple of months and I agree lol,’ the teen replied. ‘I think I was decent for the first few years, but I definitely got lazy when I should’ve utilized the writers giving me more material.’
Chandler admitted he was concentrating more on his school work than The Walking Dead, which is fair enough.
Chandler Riggs was booted from The Walking Dead against his will (Picture: AMC)‘This is super evident as I’m watching my earlier lacklustre performances,’ he wrote, before insisting that he grew through the series, bowing out on a high.
‘I feel my performances have become so much powerful and include an amazing amount of depth,’ he stressed. ‘I’m super proud of them.’
Earlier this month, Chandler’s famously vocal father William lashed out at The Walking Dead bosses in a humongous Facebook rant, accusing showrunner Scott M. Gimple of ‘lying’ to the child star over his exit.
Chandler previously admitted leaving the show was a ‘dreadful experience’.
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‘Reading the script, it was really weird because I never thought it was going to happen until a couple minutes before I found out,’ he told Screen Rant. ‘And yeah, it was really bizarre and I was like, “Man, I have to say all this really depressing stuff. This is not going be fun.”
‘But I did it and it ended up great and I’m super happy with my performance. But yeah, the whole experience was just really – it was dreadful to go through but it was good, it was a nice send-off.’
The Walking Dead has suffered major losses over the past two seasons with protagonist Rick Grimes bowing out shortly after Carl’s exit, while it’s since been confirmed Danai Gurira will be leaving as Michonne at some point in season 10.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays on AMC in the US and follows a day later on Fox UK.
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