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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

It pays to have friends in high places, folks.

Maria Bello, whose impressive career has found her in projects like ERA History of Violence, Coyote Ugly, and Lights Out, is a big fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead. Yeah, get in line, right? The show is a massive hit and there are millions of people who love it. But Bello, you see, isn’t like you or I. She’s a notable actress and has a friend who is a producer on the show. So what happens when you love a show and you have connections? You get to be on the show!

During an interview with People magazine, Bello revealed how she ended up snagging a role on the show- a role we won’t see until next year’s eighth season of The Walking Dead. “I am obsessed with the show,” Bello gushed. “I have a friend who’s a producer on it and I’ve asked them to write me a part, which apparently they are for next season.

Even if I just play a zombie. I said, ‘I’ll just come out and play a zombie for an episode, I don’t care!’ But it is my favorite show,” Bello added.

I don’t know the books at all, so let me just ask you out there: Is there a The Walking Dead character you think Bello would be perfect for? Discuss below.

SOURCE: People

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.