We're With Her – Danai Gurira

Men's Journal|March 2020

We're With Her – Danai Gurira
The Tony-nominated playwright and star of Black Panther and The Walking Dead talks sword fighting, culture shock, and the secrets of the creative process.
By Sarah Z. Wexler

This is your final season on The Walking Dead. Other than being super prepared for a zombie attack, what will you take away from the experience?

A greater level of physical endurance. And a deep understanding of the amount of work and collaboration and camaraderie and goodwill and family that goes into creating a show that has this level of staying power.

What about your character Michonne’s sword? That would be nice to hang in the living room.

They didn’t give me the sword. I tried.

Why wouldn’t they give it to you? I mean, what else are they going to do with it?

We’ll see. I consider it an ongoing negotiation.

Did you like playing such a tough character, riding a horse and swinging a sword?


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March 2020