Emily Kinney, star of The Walking Dead, reveals how Beth Greene felt killing her first zombie, finding a new found bond with Judith and heading to a recording studio with Lauren Cohan.

Emily Kinney may play one of the quietest characters on The Walking Dead, but in an interview with AMCThe Walking Dead star speaks in depth about killing her first zombie, finding a new lead with becoming a motherly figure to Judith and how nervous she was when attending a recording studio with co-star Lauren Cohan.

It’s taken many episodes to get anywhere near to knowing Beth Greene, but the third season has been the most prominent for the character. In the third season’s premiere, Emily Kinney had to sing “Parting Glass” with co-star Lauren Cohan whilst sitting amongst a campfire with the rest of the cast. This was one of the first true insights of Beth Greene thus far in The Walking Dead, and since, she has slowly begun to blossom.

Kinney reveals upon entering the recording studio, “That was definitely a new experience. I’ve really only recorded a few times before, and last time was with a friend in his small studio. It was cool to focus more on the vocals and not the whole track. The crew has been so supportive. You finish a song and they’ll cheer. Someone was asking me if I was nervous singing, but it’s not any more than any other scene.”

Evan Reilly, the Co-Executive Producer and Writer of The Walking Dead, already knew of her singing abilities whilst hiring Kinney, and came to one of her shows in New York City. Kinney reveals, “People knew that I was a songwriter, and they knew that I could sing, but I think that Glen [Mazzara] had the idea.” Nicely done, Mazzara, it was a touching moment in the season 3 premiere with the inclusion of “Parting Glass.”

But this isn’t the only new character development we’ve seen from Beth Greene. She’s finally killed her first zombie, and Kinney sure did enjoy it. “It was in the first episode and I can’t tell you how happy I was. I got him through the fence with a crowbar. It was really satisfying.”

No one really saw that coming from the younger sister of Maggie, after seeing her on the brink of suicide in the second season. Beth really has come along quickly and seemingly taking a bit of anger out on those zombies.

But also, that mental state of Beth’s has been calmed by the birth of Judith, Rick’s daughter. Beth has taken on a motherly figure after the death of Lori, and has unveiled strengths she never knew she had. Kinney has bonded off-screen with the child actors too. “I loved the first two babies, but they’re supposed to be newborns and babies get big really quickly. So they had to hire a new set of twins. But a baby crying on set adds this real feeling to it. I think I’m the best [at holding them].”

What are your thoughts on Emily Kinney’s portrayal of Beth Greene? Is Beth slowly blossoming into the character that she has hidden somewhere inside of her? Or is it time for Beth to be killed off?

Be sure to check out Emily Kinney in The Walking Dead latest episode, “Home” on AMC tonight at 9pm ET/PT.

Quiz: What is your pet’s Ilvermorny house?

Why should you be the only one who gets a second wizarding house?

1:00 pm EDT, July 29, 2016

Will your pet be sorted into the same Ilvermorny house as you, or will you have to disown them for joining your rival?

Step aside Hogwarts, there’s a new wizarding school in town (or rather, across the sea)! With a new school comes new houses, and a new sorting test. You might’ve gone through an identity crisis after taking the test for yourself, but you’re not the only one who needs sorting. That furry, scaly, or feathery friend needs to know where they belong too, and we’re here to do just that! Last time we helped you find out what Hogwarts house your pet would be sorted into, so now we’ll help you figure out what Ilvermorny house they belong in.

It’s typical for pets to have similar personalities to their owners, so maybe your pet will end up in the same house as you. But to those who have house rivalries, brace yourselves: It’s also possible your pet will end up in a different house than you, maybe even your rival house! Will you be saying ‘bye bye birdie,’ or do you thrive in competition? That probably depends on your Hogwarts and Ilvermorny house.

Whether you have a dog, cat, rabbit, bird, or reptile, all pets are welcome at Hypable’s Ilvermorny sorting ceremony! Take the quiz below and let us know where your pet’s loyalties lie, and be sure to take it for each of your pets (unless they’re a squib. Is there an American name for squib?). Don’t want any of them to feel left out!


Now that you know your pet’s Ilvermorny house, maybe you’ll want to decorate their bed with their house crest (shoutout to the Hufflepuffs)! Or maybe you’ll forbid them from entering your room if they’re in a different house (shoutout to the Slytherins)!

Did your pet get the same Ilvermorny house as you?

Forget seeing Luke Cage and Daisy Johnson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. According to Jeph Loeb, it’s simply too hard to plan.

Although the Marvel movies and TV series ostensibly exist in the same universe, and although Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. does its best to include Avengers references whenever possible, TV show characters are unlikely to ever show up in the movies.

This despite Chloe Bennet’s continued efforts to remind people that she is, in fact, Marvel’s first on-screen female Asian superhero, and the awesome crossover possibilities the Marvel Netflix series have opened up.

Marvel fans have long been aware of the difficulties of bringing TV characters into the movie ‘verse, but at the 2016 TCAs, Jeph Loeb provided a few more reasons for why it’s practically impossible to coordinate.

“Part of the challenge of doing this sort of thing is that the movies are planned out years in advance of what it is that we are doing,” Loeb says, as quoted by SlashFilm. “Television moves at an incredible speed. The other part of the problem is that when you stop and think about it, if I’m shooting a television series and that’s going to go on over a six-month or eight-month period, how am I going to get Mike [Colter] to be able to go be in a movie? I need Mike to be in a television show.”

In terms of planning out the character arcs, this makes a lot of sense. A Marvel movie might be mapped out years in advance of production, for not to mention release, which means any character scheduled to appear would need to have their stories planned for many seasons in advance. The continuity would certainly be hard to keep track of.

Of course they could still throw in cameos, which fans would probably really appreciate — and crossovers from movies-TV are much more doable, as evidenced by Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders), Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander)’s multiple appearances on AoS.

But Marvel is wary of doing that too much, too, because “we never want to be known as an Easter egg farm. It has to work within the story. We never want to do Luke Cage gets into a cab as Foggy Nelson and Matt Murdock are getting out of the cab,” Loeb says, referencing The Man From U.N.C.L.E..

However, don’t lose hope yet. “Anything is possible,” says Loeb. “As I often get reported by you folks for saying #ItsAllConnected, our feeling is that the connection isn’t just whether or not somebody is walking into a movie or walking out of a television show. It’s connected in the way that the shows come from the same place, that they are real, that they are grounded.”

Would you like to see Marvel TV and movie characters cross over more?

If Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda weren’t enough to get you excited about Mary Poppins Returns, maybe Meryl Streep’s name on the roster will do the trick.

Mary Poppins Returns is not a remake of the original 1964 classic but rather a sequel to the Julie Andrews-led musical. As such, it stands to reason that we’ll be getting some new characters this time around. One of those characters will be Miranda’s Jack, who will be a street lamplighter.

And, according to Variety, another one of those new characters will also be portrayed by none other than Meryl Streep, who will be taking on the role of Mary Poppins’ cousin, Topsy. And, yes, the legendary actress will be taking on a singing role for the film.

This will also reunite Streep with her Into the Woods co-star Blunt, as well as Director Rob Marshall and Producer Marc Platt. Streep played the Witch in Into the Woods, while Blunt portrayed the Baker’s Wife opposite James Corden.

Disney’s official synopsis for Mary Poppins Returns reads:

Blunt has been cast as Mary Poppins and Miranda will play a new character, a street lamplighter named Jack. Drawing from the wealth of material in P.L. Travers’ seven additional novels, the story will take place in Depression-era London (when the books were originally written) and follows a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, who, along with Michael’s three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives.

Mary Poppins Returns and will hit theaters December 25, 2018.

Are you on board with ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ now that Meryl Streep has joined the cast?