How Alanna Masterson Behaved On The Set Of TWD According To Chandler Riggs

It's not often that "The Walking Dead" introduces original characters, but when it does, no one is disappointed. Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus) was the first character to appear in the show who was not in Robert Kirkman's source material and became one of the longest-running characters in the series. A fan-favorite because of his crossbow and loyalty, Daryl became a blueprint of how to do original content right. This blueprint was followed well with the inclusion of Alanna Masterson's Tara. A one-time follower of the Governor (David Morrissey), Tara quickly learns her mistake and becomes a reliant member of Rick's (Andrew Lincoln), eventually leading Hilltop in her own right. And though the good times don't last forever when she is cruelly killed in the Alpha (Samantha Morton) arc, Masterson made sure she was a fun time in the interim.

"[A]lanna imo," Riggs said in a Reddit AMA when asked who was the most fun on set. "[W]e play small pranks on each other periodically (some of them being on camera) and o man it's so hard not to bust out laughing. last season it was so difficult filming this one scene because we were laughing in every take and constantly trying to hide our faces." With both part of the saddest deaths on "The Walking Dead," they were due for some laughs with the time that they had.

The Walking Dead is too dark not to have fun

The heavy character turnover could potentially be a morale killer, but "The Walking Dead" set may be more fun than you realize. Fans have followed the friendship between Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln with interest, while others refuse to let the grim world of zombies get to them. Alanna Masterson will be the first to admit the grueling schedule of the series can be hard to manage, but it's not all bad.

"[I]t's been fun," Masterson assured Den of Geek in an exclusive interview. "I mean its day in, day out a pretty rough show to shoot — it's tiring, you're away from your family, your home and there are very long hours, longer than I think most television shows." The output of the series is more rigorous than other shows Masterson was aware of. Instead of 14 shooting days, "The Walking Dead" episodes are shot in half that time. Even so, the actor continued to be upbeat about her experience shooting the show.

"But overall, it's quite a roller coaster and you know, it's the best job I've ever had and as challenging it is I've been having a lot of fun," she concluded. Masterson has been no stranger to outraged "The Walking Dead" fans who are never shy, no matter what their opinions. This pressure doesn't seem to get to her. She only waves off the loud yells of a vocal minority and does her job with professionalism.