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What would you do to protect yourself and your family? How far could you push yourself to survive? And if everything and everyone you ever loved were suddenly taken from you, what might your life become? These questions—as well as healthy doses of blood, guts, and gore—are at the forefront of AMC’s hit zombie series “The Walking Dead.

“I think the forum [of the zombie genre] allows us to ask questions of humanity and ourselves that we wouldn’t necessarily be able to play out otherwise,” says British actor David Morrissey, who joined the cast of “The Walking Dead” as the menacingly mysterious Governor at the beginning of Season 3. “It’s imposing an imaginary apocalyptic world, and because the landscape is brutal and horrible, putting humans in that place allows us to explore them emotionally. We can push them to the edge, and I think that’s important.”

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For five seasons and counting, Christina Hendricks has turned heads as fan favorite Joan Harris (née Holloway) on AMC’s “Mad Men.” So after more than a decade in the business as a model and actor, now with three consecutive Emmy nominations for her “Mad Men” supporting role under her belt, how has her role on the hit show changed Hendricks’ audition experiences?

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Within months of moving from Chicago to L.A. to pursue his acting dreams, Steven Yeun was running from brain-eating zombies as Glenn on the AMC series “The Walking Dead.” But the newbie was understandably nervous when he started preparing for his first major television role. “When I moved to L.A. and I booked ‘Walking Dead,’ all I could think about was how not to screw it up,” he says.

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Ben Feldman says he was shooting a scene as Michael Ginsberg, the newest copywriter at ad agency Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce, for the fifth season of AMC’s “Mad Men” when his co-star Aaron Staton (Ken Cosgrove) pointed out that creator and executive producer Matthew Weiner has a knack for casting actors in roles that match their real-life personalities. “I sat there thinking, ‘Well that’s great for Matt, but I’m playing this lunatic, socially awkward weirdo. What does that say about me?,’ ” Feldman asks with a laugh. I talked with the actor about his role and what goes on behind the scenes at “Mad Men.”

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