Think the Governor is evil? Walking Dead actor says you're wrong

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Jan 25, 2016, 4:21 PM EST (Updated)

Most fans would agree that The Walking Dead's ruthless Governor is a pretty evil guy. But believe it or not, the man who brings him to life begs to differ. So how does actor David Morrissey explain away all the crazy?

In an interview with Vulture, Morrissey said he believes the Governor represents an average man just trying to cope with the apocalypse around him—not unlike a former deputy we've come to know and love. But, you know, just with severed heads and zombie fight clubs.

Here's Morrissey's take on it all:

"This man is trying to desensitize himself to this terrible world he's found himself in. I think there is a conscience in there, a slight sense of troubled man. I really do...

"I get a lot of messages via [Twitter]. They've all been positive, even the negative ones, which are basically, 'I hate your guts'. I take that as a positive thing!"

We've already seen that the TV version of the character has a different vibe than the insane comic version, and Morrissey makes some good points. Regardless, we'll be able to judge for ourselves a little better soon enough.

It's taken all season, but Rick and the prison gang are about to come face to face with the Governor and Woodbury on the next episode of The Walking Dead. After seeing what lengths the Governor went to last week to interrogate his prisoners, we can't wait to see what he'll do when he realizes Rick's scout team is armed and ready for war.

What do you think? Is the Governor pure evil, or just troubled?

(Via Vulture)

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