The Walking Dead's cast and producers regularly get the spotlight, but there are so many people working behind the scenes and AMC features script supervisor Amy Lacy in their latest "Dispatches From the Set." Amy talks about why her job on The Walking Dead is the most difficult she's taken on, working with Andrew Lincoln, and walker scenes:

via AMC: "Q: One of your main responsibilities is ensuring the continuity of the show. Has that gotten easier or more difficult over time?

A: This is the number one [sic] the hardest job I’ve ever done in my life. We may have two units going at once shooting two or three episodes, on any given day. You have to communicate between all those stages, and have the notes, and remember what characters had a split on their nose or wrist or blood on their left arm, and what hand they had the gun in. Were they carrying a knife or did they throw that one out? And it’s a lot of people to keep track of in one scene.

Q: When you’re on set, how do you catch all these small things?

A: I take continuity pictures. And some characters have certain set wardrobes; Maggie, for example, has an engagement ring, so I always know to look for that, and other characters carry certain guns or knives.

Q: Do the actors help you out? They must know what their character is supposed to carry and wear…

A: The good thing about all the actors is that it’s like a team. I don’t have any problem going up to Andy, and saying, “Put this in your left hand,” and him going, “Oh yeah! Thank you.” If I miss something, and the prop team comes up to me and is like, “Amy, you forgot this.” It’s like alright, let’s make it right. That happens sometimes, but I’m happy to say not often.

Q: What about walker scenes — are those joyrides or nightmares for you on set?

A: They’re difficult, because it’s hard for me to look at them and my job is to stare at what’s going on. If you think about fighting these walkers, all that stuff that shoots out when you hit them or poke them? In my opinion, we should be a lot bloodier than we are!"


To read the full Q&A, head over to the official website for The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead Season 4 begins on October 13th and you can catch up on our recent news by visiting the links below. In case you missed today’s big news, AMC announced that they have started development on a second The Walking Dead TV series:

Source: AMC