"The Walking Dead's" Lauren Cohan Reveals Which Scene Almost Made Her Quit

Fri, January 29th, 2016 at 1:51pm PST

Meagan Damore, Assistant Editor

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Cohan almost quit at the thought of Maggie performing a C-section of Laurie.

During her appearance on "Inside the Actors Studio," "The Walking Dead" star Lauren Cohan shared which episode made her want to want to leave the show and why she resolved to stay.

"The script where Maggie has to give the character Laurie a C-section to save the baby that becomes baby Judith," Cohan shared. "We all live in the same apartment building -- we're ridiculously incestuous in this cast -- so I go two doors down and I knock on Steven [Yuen]'s door and I said, 'I have to leave the show. I don't think I can do it.' It affects you so deeply to the core to dive into so much of this material, and that's when I realized that's why I have to do it, because the outcome of that -- as heinous and as sleeplessly that affected me, and I'm sure that affected people who watched it -- we watch to feel and to hopefully, honestly portray something."

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"Bad stuff happens, and what's the point in not getting real about it," she continued. "Ironically enough, as hot as this is, the deeper you go into it, you just have to let all that resistance go and then it's easier."

"I always feel like a rattlesnake coming out of its skin because you just lost a part of yourself that ended up being something you really didn't want that ended up being a barrier or a defense," she added.

Based on the Image Comics series of the same name and created by Robert Kirkman, "The Walking Dead" will return Sunday, February 14 at 9 pm EST on AMC.

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