Dan Fogler talks about how Fantastic Beasts helped prepare for The Walking Dead


In a recent interview, Dan Fogler explained how the Wizarding World franchise, Fantastic Beasts, helped him prepare for the highly popular AMC series, The Walking Dead.

Wizarding World fans know and love Dan Fogler as the lovable No-Maj, Jacob Kowalski, from the Fantastic Beasts franchise. However, a new fandom, The Walking Dead fandom, has recently been getting to know the actor, and Dan Fogler has been explaining how the Wizarding World helped him get ready for his time on the AMC series.

Debuting in the Fall of last year; before Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in theatres. Dan Fogler appears as music teacher Luke in The Walking Dead series.

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Talking to What Culture in a recent interview about his new role. The question was put to Fogler about whether the Fantastic Beasts franchise helped him in any way as he prepared to enter the zombie series.

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And it turns out, it did. With the AMC series having such a huge fanbase, Fogler revealed that the Wizarding World helped him prepare for the pressure of meeting the expectations of so many fans.

"What Culture: Totally, and it’s exciting for the fans too. The Walking Dead has this huge, rabid fandom which you’ve been thrust into – has being a part of the Wizarding World helped prepare you for that?Dan Fogler: Yeah, definitely. That is a high watermark of global franchise insanity [laughs]. Just in terms of how in awe I am at how massive it is. So walking onto The Walking Dead, which is, you know, equally global, it’s a little bit easier having done Fantastic Beasts for sure."

Fogler was also asked to compare the Dark Wizard Grindelwald from Fantastic Beasts to the horrors that exist on The Walking Dead series and his answer was very interesting.

"What Culture: Just to finish off then: you’ve battled walkers, Whisperers, and Grindelwald – which one is the scariest?Dan Fogler: Which one is scarier? Wow. They’re all scary in their own right. I think the idea of the Whisperers really chills me. Anyone that would wear a zombie’s face on purpose freaks me out. It’s like a slasher, like Mike Myers or something. That sends chills down my spine. But Grindelwald, he’s super scary because that guy is capable of ending the world. And then the walkers themselves, man you get a bunch of them on top of you, that is horrifying! [Laughs] They’re all horrifying."

If you were asked that question, what would you say?

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Check out the full interview with What Culture here.