• Eleanor Matsuura was in her second pregnancy while filming the final season of “TWD”.
  • Matsuura explained that there was a moment when she thought she might have a child on set.
  • She wondered whether she would go into labor around the dead or have to ask a costar to deliver her baby.

“The Walking Dead” star Eleanor Matsuura was a little nervous while filming for the show’s final episode while she was very far along in pregnancy with her second child.

“It started going and going — and things go on because it’s a job and it gets busy, you know, things get chaotic. Meanwhile, my belly is getting bigger and bigger and bigger.” , ” Matsuura told the series finale red carpet .

Eleanor Matsuura on the “TWD” series finale red carpet.

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“There was a point where I was like, ‘Do I have to ask Norman Reedus to deliver this baby? Am I going to have my baby surrounded by walkers?’ I don’t want that to happen,” Matsuura said.

The matter did not come to that.

Matsuura, who played Yumiko on the show since season nine, shared a photo of her baby with husband Trevor White, A week after her birth on Instagram in May,

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“The Walking Dead” Filming wrapped on the last day of March, Yumiko survived throughout the series.

While discussing the finale earlier on Zoom, executive producer and finale director Greg Nicotero explained The production team worked to ensure that Matsuura would be accommodated,

“Eleanor was like, ‘Guys, you gotta work this date with me because it’s going to be weird if all of a sudden one day I’m pregnant and the next day I’m not,'” Nicotero said.

“Thankfully we finished on time and then I went and delivered the baby,” Matsuura said.

Near the end of the show, if you look closely at Yumiko when she’s having a picnic with her girlfriends, Magna (Nadia Hilker), Connie (Lauren Ridloff) and Kelly (Angel Theory), you can see her baby bump. can see.

You can briefly see Eleanor Matsuura’s pregnancy on the “TWD” finale.


“Everyone kept asking me, “Do you think they’d be able to write it into the show?” Matsuura said. “I was like, ‘I don’t think so, unless they’re dealing with an immaculate conception. ‘ ,

When we pointed out that Yumiko’s brother, Tomi, is a doctor in the Commonwealth community and that in vitro fertilization might not be out of the question in a post-apocalyptic future, Matsuura said it was a possibility, until we considered it. Used to do Raised it

“He’s a doctor. He could have told me about this little IVF treatment,” Matsuura said. “You’re right. I never thought about that.”

It’s possible that this may have been the intention of the show. When Yumiko is seen on screen with Magna, Connie, and Kelly, everyone except Yumiko cheers with glasses and a bottle of wine.

Of his time on “TWD”, Matsuura said, “It really changed my life. I don’t know if I’ll have another job that compares to this experience.”

Eleanor Matsuura says she’s open to returning as Yumiko on a future spin-off.

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When asked if there’s any chance we might see Yumiko again on the “TWD” spin-off since she survived the series, Matsuura said, “Never say never.”

“Nothing is working at the moment,” Matsuura said. “But I really don’t see why not. Yumiko is one of those characters that could easily fit into one of those spin-offs. So, who knows?”

Three more “TWD” spin-offs What’s been announced so far includes Daryl Dixon series, Maggie and Negan spin-off called “Dead City” which has recently completed shooting for its first season, and a Rick and Michonne series,

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