"I love Lori. She is one of those characters that I think will live in my heart for a long, long, long, long time. I learned so much from her and one of the things that I’m most grateful to the show for is that, when I had my first conversation with Frank (Darabont), we agreed that we wouldn’t do the TV version of this.
Lori was not going to be some big busted beautiful woman in this. We talked about doing the ugliest, dirtiest, most dangerous and sometimes unlikable version of this that we could and then you get the script and he never chickened out.
I remember going to the set the very first day wearing less makeup and my hair looking like a mess and in clothes that were dirty, torn, and a size too big. Frank looked at me and he went, ‘Perfect.’ I’ve never worked on a show before where the producers wouldn’t go, ‘Well I mean come on, at least put on some lipstick and comb your hair. And for crying out loud let’s give her a better shirt.”
It was so exhilarating to be able to dig deep into the darkness of motherhood and of marriage. It’s the best work I’ve ever done on camera, and that’s because the material is so strong. And Andy, Chandler, Jon, Norman, Steven, Lauren, and all of those amazing people that I’ve had the chance to act with. It’s because they made the same commitment and really chose to do the honest version instead of the appealing version. It’s an experience unlike anything I’ve ever had and I’ve learned so much from it. I love Lori so much, and her passion, fire, and lack of vanity. I love that woman and I am going to miss her." Sarah Wayne Callies