Emily Kinney photographed by Michael Buckner for Women’s Wear Daily

‘I slowly got agents to find me more auditions and it was all about auditioning and that seemed to make sense to me. Music is different because you are the creator of it. I realized that I was really keying into what I was good at. It wasn’t necessarily just the music but stories and the words and connecting with an audience. And that’s something you can do with music, but also with movies and TV and it started to become less important to me which avenue.


I’m not big on delving into the personal lives of TWD actors because I find it distracting when I’m watching the show…..but I love how Norman cares so much for his castmates. He’s a hugger and a kisser and a cuddler……and a licker.

But I espically love the obvious affection that Norman and Melissa share for one another. It’s beautiful and genuine and it translates seamlessly onto the show.

Carol and Daryl are the heart and soul of TWD and that is the reason why the hope is still alive for them finding romantic love with each other.

My hope is alive, strong and fierce.

Caryl on.


Emily Kinney photographed by Andre Wagner for New York Magazine

‘I was always singing. I would learn a song and say, ‘Let me sing this for you!’ and then it translated into acting. People would come up to me as a little kid and say, ‘I liked it when you sang that song because I could hear the words so clearly.It’s been pretty much forever that I’ve felt this way. I wanted it to be a career, but even if it wasn’t, I’d find a community theater or sing somehow. This is just what I do and who I am.’