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Shannon Bolton Interview
I remember it was extremely COLD out on many of our filming days. My toes stayed frozen

- Hello Shannon Bolton and thank you for your time for the Fans of The Walking Dead.

Hello, Bernd. I appreciate your interest in the series and the actors who put their time and energy into the project. It's my pleasure to interview with you.


- Shannon , When was the time you know you want to be an actress?

You know, I grew up in a small, rural town in Maine. I never dreamed of working in the film industry. Several years ago I moved to the Savannah area, and I began seeing casting calls posted online. After a 100+ pound weight loss, I finally found the courage to step into the industry. Since, 2017 I have had the pleasure of working on many projects.


- You worked in one of my Favorite series. "Fear the Walking Dead" How did you get cast ?

Interestingly enough, I had just worked on Ava DuVernay's film, Origin. I was cast as a Jewish woman during a concentration camp scene. I was one of a the few women who agreed to have my head shaved in the film. I thought I would be without work for a bit after that, but FTWD was the perfect opportunity for me to continue! I was able to wear a mask in most scenes, and my shaved head wasn't an issue. - Which role did you play in the series? I was cast as a frozen walker, a thawed walker, and as a PADRE Guard.


- Working in FTWD, What is the first thing you remember when you look back on set? I remember seeing my set family as I'd never seen them before! Going in to work at 7am to see many zombies is an interesting experience! Also, I remember it was extremely COLD out on many of our filming days. My toes stayed frozen!


- How did your family react when they found out that you were playing in The Walking Dead Universe?

My family is always happy for me when I land a new role. My middle daughter was the most excited though because she's a fan of TWD. Some of my extended family in different states were excited to see clips of me once the series was released.

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

My nephew, Steven, and niece, Catra, were the first people to be really excited as fans of the series. I've since learned that I have a fan, Gavin, in South Carolina who is really into the series! It's really nice to be able to share pictures and stories with others about the series and the filming industry, in general.


- Shannon you also work in the Movie "Devotion" with Glen Powell , Jonathan Majors and many more. Something you can share with us about ?

Devotion was a great film project to be a part of, and my daughter, Mackenzie, was also filming with me. I'm always happy when I can work with my children. One of the most interesting aspects to me is seeing a singular location turned into many places by the film crew. For instance, Tybee Beach was Cannes, France in Devotion. Tybee was also used as Venice, CA when I filmed on Cobra Kai and it was a Florida scene in The Girl from Plainville. I've also filmed there as one other place, but that film has not yet been released so I can't name it just yet.


- Are you currently working on anything interesting Movie or Series outside "The Walking Dead" that you can reveal?

I've completed several other projects that I'm currently waiting to be released into theaters and on streaming. At this moment though, I am not actively playing a new role.


- Is there any dream role or actor/actress you would loved to work in the future? Working on Ozark was a kind of dream role for me since I'm a huge fan of the series. I was booked to work with Clint Eastwood, but they canceled the shoot since they were working ahead of schedule. It would have been an honor to work with him. All in all, I don't necessarily have a dream project, but I would enjoy using my acting skills a bit more extensively.


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

I would tell the fans that if you have an opportunity to try something new, go for it! It may ne intimidating, but new experiences is what life is all about.


- Thank you being my guest Shannon Bolton and best wishes for the future. I hope to see you one day in Germany. Thank you, Bernd. I do hope to visit Germany again in the future. It was a beautiful country when I was there several years back.

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