It turns out San Diego Comic-Con was about a lot more than attending panels for your favorite TV shows and movies. It was also a place to house a very special reunion.
The cast of “The Walking Dead” was able to reconnect with some of their dearly departed during the convention. Sarah Wayne Callies (Lori) and Jon Bernthal (Shane) were both in San Diego and got the chance to reconnect with their former cast members.
During a roundtable interview at the “Into the Storm” junket, Callies tells Zap2it, “We were all together at Comic-Con, which was a trip. Jon was there for ‘Fury’, which looks amazing. I was there for this and they were there for ‘The Walking Dead’ extravaganza.”
She continues, “We all got together and had dinner and there’s a lot of love there. A lot of love there. I see Norman [Reedus] quite a bit and Andy [Lincoln]’s family and my family are really close. I think those are bonds that will hopefully last for quite a while.”
While they caught up, Callies was also reminded of a promise she made when auditioning for “Into the Storm.” “Melissa McBride actually taped me in her trailer,” she remembers. “I jokingly said, ‘If I get this I’m going to get you a bottle of wine.’ Then I saw her last week at Comic-Con and she said, ‘Where’s my wine?’ So I’m going to send her a nice bottle of wine soon.”
It’s good to know that even those eaten by walkers can still count the survivors among their friends.
“Into the Storm” is in theaters Aug. 8.