Danai Gurira, who played Michonne on The Walking Dead has revealed the real reason why she ended up leaving the AMC show.
It was very sad news when AMC and Danai Gurira decided to part ways on The Walking Dead.
Gurira played Michonne on the hit TV show for ages and she was a big part of what made it great.
She ended up becoming one of the show’s main characters and had a really fascinating story arch.
However, it was revealed that after seven years on the series, she would be leaving it for good.
She recently opened up about leaving The Walking Dead during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
During this interview, she spoke of how it was “incredibly hard” for her to leave, but it was the right time.
Danai Gurira reveals why she left The Walking Dead
Here’s what Gurira told Entertainment Weekly about why she decided to leave The Walking Dead:
It was incredibly hard to even imagine leaving. I loved that show. I loved the family that I had there, and that I always have. The beauty of coming to work and loving the people you’re around and the work that you’re doing and the things you get to do and call it your job, is like nothing I could have imagined.
Gurira went on to revealed that she needed to explore other avenues in her career, particularly away from acting.
But there are aspects of my work as a writer, and I needed to allow it to have space. To really let it have its space in my life and in my artistic pursuits as well. And I just had to let the space come to pass.
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