Night of the living red: Christina wants zombie role

Wednesday October 19, 2011

She’s more famous for being TV's most glamorous secretary, but Christina Hendricks also a gory side to her.

Greg Nicotero – who has won an Emmy for his special effects transformations – revealed that the Mad Men actress asked him if she could guest star on his series The Walking Dead.

"I went to the Golden Globes when Walking Dead was nominated and three of the actresses from Mad Men came over and said, 'We want to be zombies'" he said.

"I'm looking at Christina Hendricks and going, 'No, God, how are we going to do this?'

"So I just introduced them to (actor) Norman Reedus to distract them from the idea."

Greg added that a lot of people volunteer to play zombies in the hit series, which stars Andrew Lincoln as a zombie-fighting cop, but that the reality is not as fun as it sounds.

"The idea of being a zombie is great but then you come down and you sit in the make-up chair and it's hot and it's sweaty."

Photo: © Getty

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