Music Times sat down with American Idol veteran and Grammy-nominated Chris Daughtry Thursday and ended up talking more about zombies than music!
The singer songwriter expressed his interesting doing more acting after his role as Judas in The Passion and revealed to the Times that he auditioned for the part of Dwight on The Walking Dead.
“Honestly I’ve been lobbying for The Walking Dead. I’ve been auditioning for the last season. You know the stringy blonde-haired dude with the half burnt face? That was the role that I auditioned for. We hate him, so maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t get him because I’ll have a more beloved roll. But that show is like – I watch all the superhero shows, but I can skip a day. I can DVR it and watch to next week. I cannot do that with The Walking Dead. It’s the only show I have to watch when it’s on. I can’t wait an hour. It’s me and my wife’s favorite, second favorite moment in bed. But yeah that show is consuming my life to the point where I’m spending hours developing theories on who got killed, and rematching the finale to pick up little clues.”
Daughter added that his body “went numb” during the season 6 finale, and that he is actually friends with Jeffrey Dean
“You ever wake up from a bad dream and have these numbing chills? And you don’t know where you are, but you know your blanket is not on you and you need to get it back? That’s how I felt watching it – like I actually woke up from a nightmare. I had no idea what was going on but the way they presented it was so chilling, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan is a friend of mine. I’ve never seen him more scary in my life.”
The singer is about to drop his newest album, It’s Not Over… The Hits Thus Far.
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