Crews admitted he was star-struck before he ever walked onto the set. One of the show's stars is British actor Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes. Lincoln has perfected a distinct laid-back Southern twang for his character's voice. Crews said when Lincoln came up speaking in his normal voice with a British accent, he couldn't believe what was happening and that he was a part of it. His scene included working with actor, Vincent Martella, whose credits include "Everybody Hates Chris" and was the voice of Phineas Flynn in the Disney Channel's original animated show "Phineas and Ferb." But the star treatment didn't stop there.
Nicotero personally worked with Crews to perfect his zombie walk. According to Crews, Nicotero told him to relax, and think of it as being two or three o'clock in the morning; you're leaving a bar where you've been drinking for several days.
"That's the way he told it to me and that's the way he told it to everybody that's been through zombie school," said Crews.
A majority of people cast as walkers are required to attend "zombie school," which is taught by Nicotero.
"(Nicotero) is very precise in what he wants," Crews said. "You can tell how long the show's been running by the length of his hair. I don't think he's had it cut since the pilot."