I had the pleasure this week to interview Jose Cantillo, who played Martinez on The Walking Dead:
Debbie: First of all thanks so much for doing this interview! Of course, Walking Dead fans knew you as Martinez. How did you get the part? Had you read the comics beforehand?
Jose Cantillo: I had to audition for the part of Martinez and performed dummy sides on tape with casting here in LA. I was aware of the comics but had not read them all – but I did read up on Martinez before heading to Atlanta. When the show first cast its leads, I actually read opposite the actors during their screen tests and learned about the comics then… it’s been incredible to watch what the show grow into the phenomenon it is now.
In the comics, Martinez dies in a different way. What did you think about the decision to have the Governor be the one who led to your demise as opposed to Rick? Would you have liked for your character to spend some time at the prison? Read the rest of this entry »