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Ken Ford Interview
The fans of this show are just wonderful.

- Hello Ken Ford and thank you for your time for the Fans.

1. Of course! Thank you for reaching out to me and sorry it took me so long to respond.

- Ken, when was the time you knew you wanted to be an actor?

2. I feel I always knew I wanted to work in the film and television industry in some way. I’ve always been fascinated with storytelling and everything that goes into creating the worlds that we as fans get to enjoy. I think the moment I really knew I wanted to act though was my early twenties. It was a difficult time for me, and I relied heavily on movies and shows to pull me through it.

From that time on I knew that I wanted to be involved in creating some of these movies/shows that could help other people in their own difficult times.


- You worked in one of my Favorite series. "The Walking Dead" How did you get cast? 3. I found a Facebook page called Extras Casting Atlanta when I first moved to Atlanta in late 2018 and submitted to be an extra. I ended up getting to be a Walker in a late episode of Season 9 and when Season 10 started filming the casting network started to just reach out to me and book me for days at a time. I loved it so much that I stuck around until the series ended. I’ll always be grateful to them for the experience.


- You played different characters over the years, Walker, Commonwealth Soldier. What was your personal favorite and why?

4. That is such a difficult question to answer. They all had things I loved about them. If I have to pick one though it would probably be my time as a Whisperer in Season 9 and Season 10. The Whisperer actors just became such a close-knit community it really was like having a second family whenever I got to be on set with them


- Working in The Walking Dead, what do you remember when you look back on set?

5. My first thought when I look back on my time is how crazy it was. 16+ hour work days out in the woods in the Georgia summer heat dressed head to toe in Commonwealth Trooper gear slowly roasting to death. Or decked out in Walker/Whisperer clothes in the dead of winter trying to keep warm between takes. It is a brutal show to work, you have to absolutely love what you’re doing and love the show. I guess I did because I worked three seasons and two spin-off series. There was no other show or movie I worked on that came close to being as fun. I miss it everyday.


- Your first walker kill you had the opportunity to be taken down by Siddiq in Season 10. A moment to remember?

6. Oh absolutely a moment to remember for me. That was my first time being killed as a Walker. At that point we had already been filming for probably 11 hours or so and had moved on to the night shots and I just remember being so exhausted. There was artificial fog everywhere, I was covered in sticky fake blood and sweat, and I was laying on concrete dead when one of the set crew grabbed me and said I was going to be killed. Nothing brings your energy back like being picked to get a kill.


- Fear the Walking Dead was also on your list, something special you can share with us?

7. The last day of filming on Fear had us all climbing up this extremely muddy embankment out of the water after having been released off of a boat. For about an hour or so I got to witness the funniest scene ever as 30 or 40 of us slipped, slid and fell through all this mud while trying to stay in character as Walkers and climb up this little hill out of the water. I think back on it very often when I need a good laugh.


- With a role in TWD/FTWD comes a Big Fan Community, what are your first The Walking Dead fan experiences?

8. I remember hanging out with a few friends at one of The Camp events when it was in downtown Senoia a few years back. We were reminiscing on our time on the show and a fan at the convention stopped to talk to us and found out we worked on the show and was so absolutely ecstatic to meet us. They wanted to know everything we did and we told them stories from our time on set and they asked us for our autographs. It was kind of surreal. I never really felt like I was a big part of the show since I was just working as these different background characters but they didn’t care. The fans of this show are just wonderful.


- What can you tell us about "From Black"? 9. I actually got the part as The Seeker in that film when a makeup artist that I had worked with from The Walking Dead reached out to me about needing someone with heavy prosthetics acting experience. I was originally cast to just work as the creature and they were going to have a voice actor dub the lines but, on the day, when my character was supposed to speak, I knew all the lines and they loved the voice I did so they used me instead. It was a great experience and I’m grateful to have gotten to work with such a talented cast and crew. Nothing but great things to say about them, Especially Greg who did the creature design and makeup on me.


- Ken you’re not only an actor and Creature Performer, you also are a stunt performer,that's right?

10. Correct. Or at least I’m trying to be. Mostly I’ve been taking classes to better learn the skills needed to be safe and successful in the stunt industry. I did my first official stunt day not too long ago on a music video for the band Vision Video. It was a blast.


- What will we see next from you? Any projects/movies/series?

11. Nothing officially on my calendar yet but I’m definitely trying to work my way on to all these Walking Dead spin-off shows. I’ll keep you updated on whether I get on them or not.


- Is there any dream role or actor/actress you would love to work in the future?

12. You know, I’ve never really thought too hard about what dream role I would want. Right now I’m just happy to work. I think I would like to get under the prosthetics again, do something like a werewolf movie or an alien. Anything that really gives me a chance to explore more of the movement side of acting would be fun to do. Also absolutely ANYTHING in the Star Wars universe. That would really be the dream.


- Is there anything else you would like to let TWD Fans and your fans know?

13. Just thanks for being so amazing. It has been so fun meeting the fans of the show while also being such a big fan of the show myself.


- Thank you for being my guest Ken Ford and best wishes for the future. I hope to see you one day in Germany.

14. Thank you for reaching out! Hope to meet you in person someday.

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