Danai Gurira

Feb. 10, 2014 | 6:30 a.m.

‘Walking Dead': Danai Gurira on slaying zombies, Michonne’s nightmare

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“The Walking Dead” returned for the second half of its fourth season Sunday with a gripping episode titled “After,” which tracks Rick, Carl and Michonne as they attempt to recover from the crushing attack that rendered their prison sanctuary uninhabitable and scattered the survivors out on the road once more. Written by Robert Kirkman and directed by Greg Nicotero, the episode features a memorable turn for Danai Gurira and her warrior Michonne. The character’s steely demeanor always has served as a kind of emotional armor, helping her to cope with profound, unspeakable loss and survive in the brutal, post-apocalyptic landscape. But in the latest installment of the wildly popular series, Michonne finds herself struggling to suppress painful memories of the time before the dead roamed the earth and wondering whether she should continue to fight to survive in a world […]
July 05, 2013 | 11:47 a.m.

Comic-Con 2013: Simon Pegg, Spider-Man, Metallica on Friday program

Simon Pegg, shown in  2011, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright are heading to San Diego’s Comic-Con International. (Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times)
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright will kick off the July 19 programming in Hall H at San Diego’s Comic-Con International, with “Game of Thrones,” “The Walking Dead” and Sony’s panel presentation featuring “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″ also figuring into the lineup for the convention’s biggest arena. Pegg, Frost and Wright will appear on the Focus Features panel to promote the new film, “The World’s End,” due out in the U.S. Aug. 23. The final installment in their “Blood & Ice Cream” trilogy, the movie sees Pegg play Gary King, a (lovable?) loser who recruits his high school chums to try to finish a famous pub crawl in their hometown that they had once unsuccessfully attempted in their younger days — but the apocalypse intervenes. It’s the zombie apocalypse that drives what will be one of the biggest […]
Nov. 06, 2012 | 9:19 a.m.

‘Walking Dead': Danai Gurira doubles as Michonne and a playwright

Danai Gurira (featured image)
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Danai Gurira cast a glance around the dining room of an upscale Century City eatery, and with a broad grin, leaned in to make a confession. “I feel like I’m in ‘Entourage,'” she said. If Gurira were starring in the inside-Hollywood hipster saga that ran for years on HBO, she would have her choice of intriguing roles. She could portray either the acclaimed playwright with an Obie, a young talent whose work — inspired in part by her childhood in Zimbabwe — centers largely on the experience of African women. PHOTOS: On the set of ‘The Walking Dead’ Or she could play the brightest new star of cable television’s highest-rated scripted drama. Gurira is on the cusp of a star-making turn as the wary and wise Michonne on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” […]
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