These days, he is addicted to all things Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and Westworld, while reading up on what the X-Men are doing and imagining a life in Gotham City. ", Crediting Holden's impressive body of work outside of The Walking Dead, Dorie95 also blames the writing but also a change in showrunners for the lackluster live-action version of the character. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. While Laurie Holden's character never earned any fan-favorite status during her tenure, the comic book counterpart in Robert Kirkman's source material was drastically different from the live-action version. Thankfully, Andrea's departure did wonders for Danai Gurira's Michonne, with the Black Panther star taking on Andrea's storyline (and romance) from the comics. While the 47-year-old praised incoming showrunner Scott Gimple for giving her a beautiful death, she couldn't help but criticize the powers that be for missing out on so much of Andrea's source material: "I love Scott Gimple for giving me a gorgeous death with redemption so that you understood, and she wasn't a victim – she died on her own terms. Fans of The Walking Dead took to Reddit to share a mutual grief of Andrea's all-too-early death on the AMC series. Although she meets a similarly grisly fate, Andrea's death on the page doesn't come until Issue #167 - a long way away for AMC's record-breaking show. "Thy Andrea I have seen in the comics to me seemed gritty and bad-ass as she got more time in the comics," Apollospade wrote. Many others wrote messages of support for Holden and her Andrea character, while others seem to not miss her at all. And I believe there had to be some sort of animosity between him and Holden. It may have been four years since Laurie Holden left AMC's The Walking Dead, but the star is still clearly outraged by the way her exit was handled, slamming the controversial storyline as "utter nonsense.". 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If Darabont was still a showrunner, Andrea as a character and Holden's performance would be quite different. Speaking at Walker Stalker Con, Holden is still clearly confused by what happened to Andrea and won't mince her words when it comes to discussing the character's demise: "I think the whole stuff that they wrote about Andrea and the Governor was complete and utter nonsense. He was pretty vocal about that.". All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. "I'm gonna chalk it up to bad writing and/or direction of the Andrea character. The Walking Dead returns for the back half of its ninth season on February 10, 2019 at 9 pm ET. For complete coverage and insider info all year long, follow @BrandonDavisBD on Twitter and watch ComicBook.com's After The Dead each Sunday night following new episodes. Even if Andrea was originally intended to be a part of this year's "All Out War" storyline on the show, it looks like there are plenty of hardened heroines on the series to make up for her absence. But I think that there was so much beautiful narrative that was lost, and that she should have been there for a long time and been the leader that [Robert] Kirkman created in the comic book.". Raised on a diet of Jurassic Park and Jumanji, this '90s boy had VHS movies flowing in his blood from a young age. Trapped in the town of Woodbury with a reanimated walker, Andrea was bitten and eventually put out of her misery by friend Michonne. Interestingly, when looking at Kirkman's comic books of the same name, Andrea is seen as a sharp-shooting sniper and the next big love interest for Rick Grimes. "I believe Darabont perfectly knew what he was doing by casting her in this role. Fans of The Walking Dead took to Reddit to share a mutual grief of Andrea's all-too-early death on the AMC series.. And definitely one of the most memorable. Fear the Walking Dead will return for its fifth season in 2019. "Laurie Holden was never given much to do in the show," AhTreyYou wrote in a Reddit thread.
", Others go straight to the source material where Andrea is a fan-favorite character. The whole plot was meant to be a shocking addition to Glen Mazzara's final days as showrunner, but most saw it as a lackluster ending to one of the most divisive character portrayals to grace The Walking Dead. On the TV series, Holden's version of the character ended up involved with the Governor and killed off before any of this could happen. ", Some users don't want to blame Holden for their lack of attachment to TV's version of Andrea. The Walking Dead season 3 finale "Welcome to the Tombs", saw Andrea fall victim to the nefarious schemes of David Morrissey's Governor. Copyright 2018 ComicBook.com. There was a lot of a great potential; there really was. - December 27, 2018 04:18 pm EST. If we look back, her scene in "Vatos" during Amy death was one of the most emotional and powerfull scene in the entire season 1. Where do you fall on this debate? Truth to be told, from the production team only Greg Nicotero understood how big mistakes the had done in terms of Andrea development and what they had lost. A one-stop shop for all things video games. "TV Andrea while a victim of terrible writing [and] the actress to me lacked that certain grit. Once supposed to be the golden girl of the show, Holden's season 3 story arc took Andrea on a vastly different path to her comic book counterpart and made her public enemy No.1. "I am convinced that Holden could pull of TV version of Andrea," Dorie95 wrote. Was Andrea taken from The Walking Dead too soon or was it the right time to get rid of her, years ago? "If they actually built her character up with better writing, she could have been a completely different character. All rights reserved.
In fact, in the comics, it is Andrea who ends up becoming Rick's new wife and showing off impressive survival skills such as becoming a sharpshooter with a rifle. Tom Chapman is a Manchester-based writer with square eyes and the love of a good pun.
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It may have been four years since Laurie Holden left AMC's The Walking Dead, but the star is still clearly outraged by the way her exit was handled, slamming the controversial storyline as "utter nonsense.". Heading into further education, Tom turned his passion for the silver screen into a degree in Broadcast Journalism at Leeds University. "What's weird is I thought she did a good job as the cop in Silent Hill, she came across as a strong, tough character and wasn't the least bit annoying," Rachelgraychel wrote.
Reflecting on her controversial exit from the show, former Walking Dead star Laurie Holden slams the death of Andrea from back in season 3.
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