While Tom Savini continues to campaign to play “The Governor” in future episodes of AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” he also told Movieweb who the cabler is actually considering.
“Listen, I have been campaigning to be the governor on that damn thing with Greg Nicotero for over a year,” Savini explains. “Everytime I see the graphic novel, and I see a picture of the governor, who looks just like me, I send Greg a picture. I just won’t give up. Last time I talked to him about it, when I was in Los Angeles, he said they were going after a name for that part. I said, “Who?” He said John Hawkes. Well, I never heard of John Hawkes. But then he reminds me that we were in ‘From Dusk Till Dawn’ together. He is the guy at the beginning in the store that fires on them. Apparently he was up for an Academy Award. He was up for something called ‘Winter’s Bone’. That’s whom they are going after for The Governor. But everyone I talk to, the people that read the graphic novels…They’ve all said that I would be the perfect governor. Because he is tough and brutal. And…I look just like the graphic depiction of him!”
Savini may look like a bit like The Governor, but you just can’t argue that John Hawkes is a better candidate. The dude is one of the best actors on the planet having starred in “Lost,” “Deadwood” and the critically acclaimed Martha Marcy May Marlene. Who would you personally like to see?