Could you imagine The Walking Dead without Maggie?!
Well Lauren Cohen — who plays the southern sweetheart on the show — almost threw in the towel because of one grisly scene!
We know what you’re thinking. It’s a show about the zombie apocalypse! Of course there will be intense moments filled with blood and guts.
But in an upcoming appearance on Inside The Actors Studio, the 34-year-old admits that one gruesome part in particular almost forced her to resign from her post as an undead ass-kicker.
The brunette beauty revealed that the scene in season three, where she gives Lori a C-section, is the one that brought her close to quitting.
She remembered turning to her costar after first reading the scene, saying:
“I knock on Steven [Yeun]‘s door, and I said, ‘I have to leave the show. I don’t think I can do it.’ It affects you so deeply to the core to touch on … to dive into so much of this material.”
We certainly believe that! This sh*t gets HEAVY!
But, the gorgeous gal admitted that she ultimately changed her mind about leaving the popular program, adding:
“And that’s when I realized that’s why I have to do it … we watch to feel and to hopefully, honestly portray something. And bad stuff happens, and what’s the point in not getting real about it?”
Well, we’re SO glad Lauren decided to stick around! And if you want more dirt on the AMC series, watch the cast on Inside The Actors Studio on Bravo on Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST!