The Walking Dead's Steven Yeun says writers "didn't know what to do" with fan-favourite Glenn
It's been nearly a year now since Glenn was cruelly taken away from us on The Walking Dead (we still haven't forgiven Negan).
In a wide-ranging interview with Vulture, Steven Yeun reflected on his time on the show – and suggested that the writers were perhaps not always sure what to do with the fan-favourite character.
Yeun added that Glenn wasn't the sort of character that people aspired to be, but rather someone who people could relate to.
"I'd always hear people go, 'I love Glenn, he's my favourite character', but the merchandise would go one way," he said. "That really might be the market, so I'm not going to sit here and be like, 'Why didn't they make Glenn merchandise?'
"But there was a disparity. They didn't know what Glenn was, and only in his death did they realise, 'Oh, that's what he was – that's the connection I had, and that's why it hurts me so much to see him die'.
"A lot of the other characters are awesome characters, but they're exactly that – they're awesome and they're to be in awe of. 'I wish I was that guy or that girl.'
"With Glenn it was, 'I think I'm like that guy'. You take that guy out of the equation and you do it in such a brutal fashion, there's got to be some gut reaction to that."
The Walking Dead returns to AMC in the US and FOX in the UK later this year.