13 TV & movie storylines so intense, they almost made the actors quit

It’s hard to imagine AMC’s hit zombie series The Walking Dead without Maggie Greene, but that’s almost how things played out when actress Lauren Cohan (who brings Maggie to life) got the script for Season 3’s fourth episode — specifically, the scene in which she has to perform a crude C-section on Lori Grimes using Carl’s knife. “I knock on Steven’s [Yeun] door and I said, I have to leave the show, I don’t think I can do it,” she said. “It affects you so deeply to the core to touch on — to dive into so much of this material, and then I realized that’s why I have to do it, because the outcome of that as heinous and as sleeplessy as it affected me… we watch to feel and to, hopefully, honestly portray something.”