Back in February, AMC officially announced that David Morrissey was cast as The Governor in The Walking Dead Season 3. However, there were a number of actors being considered for the role, including John Hawkes. Apparently, AMC offered Hawkes the role, but he turned it down. Why would he turn down such a big opportunity? Continue reading to see what he has to say:

John Hawkes Via MovieWeb: "They offered me the role, and I just felt there would be someone else who could do it better. I was flattered, and I took a look at the series. It held interest for me, but I just didn't feel like I was the guy for it. I have to be careful of what TV shows I choose, particularly ones that have commercials in them, because it's going to be a different kind of television show. There are going to be sponsors. No matter how good the show is, if there are commercials, it's going to be a different show, to me. That's just my personal feeling. Yeah, it was nice of them to ask, and it's a good show, but, again, I just didn't feel I was the guy. They came to me and sent me the graphic novel and the first two seasons. I took a look at them, and just didn't feel like it was for me."

Of course, multiple actors almost always test for the same role and this isn't unusual. We're excited to see what David Morrissey does with the role, but sometimes it is interesting to read about what might have been.