The death of Carl Grimes on The Walking Dead is arguably one of the most dramatic of the series both on screen and behind the scenes, but actor Chandler Riggs says he'd still be open to reprising the role as part of a hallucination or flashback.
“Great, yeah, it’d be a lot of fun,” Riggs said at Walker Stalker Con London, according to ComicBook.com. “I’m super down, yeah. That would be awesome.”
Though Carl’s death on the show -- and Riggs’s departure – was perhaps a bit sudden, Riggs says he is enjoying the time he now has to work on other projects.
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The 19-year-old actor took a year-long hiatus from acting, but he returned to the screen in February when he appeared on the new ABC drama A Million Little Things. He is also keeping busy with projects outside of television, and has signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records label as an electronic music producer.
“For eight years, from May to November out of the year, I couldn’t do anything else. And there’s a lot of things that shoot from May and November, so I couldn’t really audition for that many things," he said. "And I was pretty tied down with school and everything, and it’s really great to just kind of have an open world and do whatever I want. And now I’m on a new TV show, and it’s great to be able to do other things outside of The Walking Dead."
The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for its 10th season on AMC in October.