Late in January, rumor was that AMC wanted The Governor role in The Walking Dead to be filled with a name actor, and John Hawkes was the main focus. John is truly an acclaimed actor, but unfortunally in early February his publicist had a statement saying that the actor would not be in the show. Now, IFC spoke with the actor himself, and asked him about passing up such a coveted role.
“They were kind enough to show interest. It just felt like it wasn’t right for me. I think they’re going to find someone who will do a better job than I would have, and I think they’ll be happy in the end.”
He may get a high praise from critics, but he isn’t exactly a well known actor, and is a surprise seeing him passing on such a big role. But as you may know, the role of The Governor went to the British actor David Morrissey.
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