'The Walking Dead' cast share what items they took home from the set, including clothes, a hairpiece, and a sword

'The Walking Dead' cast share what items they took home from the set, including clothes, a hairpiece, and a sword
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Insider asked many of the "TWD" cast during the final season, including Cailey Fleming, Paola Lázaro, Khary Payton, and Lauren Ridloff, what they'd like to take home from set and what they eventually did.Jace Downs/AMC
  • "The Walking Dead" finished filming its final season in March 2022.

  • Insider asked many of the cast if they took anything home from the set.

  • Khary Payton, Lauren Ridloff, and more tell us what they received — or stole — from the show.

Khary Payton stole Ezekiel's sword after wrapping up his final day on set.

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Ezekiel made his entrance onto "TWD" on season seven, episode two.Gene Page/AMC

"I took my sword," Payton told Insider of Ezekiel's weapon. "I called him Captain Jack Sparrow."

"I didn't even ask," Payton added. "It was my last day. I grabbed it. I jumped in the car and left."

Cooper Andrews also took his character's sword.

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Cooper Andrews plays Jerry on "TWD."Jace Downs/AMC

"I have my sword and that is the most necessary thing," Andrews told Insider on the show's finale red carpet event.

Andrews, who has played fan-favorite Jerry since season seven, was hoping to get at least one other item.

"Someone took my ax," Andrews said, adding, with his own Liam Neeson impersonation, "I don't know who it is, but I'm gonna find them. I'm gonna find them and I'm gonna hunt them down with my particular set of skills."

Josh McDermitt was given Eugene's mullet before he could steal it.

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Eugene joined "TWD" on season four.Jace Downs/AMC

"I was given the mullet, which I was very excited about," McDermitt said of his character's hair extension, which has slowly been growing over the years.

"Taylor Knight, our department head in the hair department, had it wrapped in a little box and Tiffony Simpson, who did my hair for years, had facilitated that because she knew I was gonna steal it," McDermitt said of how he wound up with the mullet.

He added: "She went to Taylor Knight and said, 'Hey, he's gonna steal it. So either leave your door unlocked, 'cause he's gonna break in, or just wrap it up for him. So she did."

Nadia Hilker said she was able to take all of Magna's weapons.

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Nadia Hilker joined "The Walking Dead" on season nine.Jace Downs/AMC

When we spoke with Nadia Hilker in September, she was waiting patiently to receive some of her character's belongings.

"All my weapons, they're gonna arrive in Europe very soon. I can't wait to hang all my knives and war hammers on my walls," Hilker said.

Christian Serratos took a few items belonging to Rosita, including her character's first and last outfits.

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Christian Serratos on her first and last episodes of "TWD."Gene Page/AMC, Jace Downs/AMC

"I robbed them," Serratos told Insider on the show's finale red carpet. "I took my weapon. I took my very first outfit — my shorts, the hat, the gloves, the little crop top — and I took my last outfit on the show."

"Maybe some things in between, but I think that's it," Serratos added.

Michael James Shaw has a Commonwealth box, but he wished he had some of Mercer's weapons.

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Michael James Shaw played the leader of the Commonwealth army, Mercer, on "The Walking Dead."Jace Downs/AMC

"In an ideal world I would've taken the axes and mounted them on my wall," Shaw said of his character Mercer, hoping there was still a chance to get them. "AMC, if you hear this, send me some axes."

Shaw may not have received Mercer's axes, but he received a gift from the prop department.

"I did get a Commonwealth ammo box. It's a metal ammo box with the Commonwealth stamp on the side," Shaw said. "That was a gift from props actually. Love you guys at props."

Teo Rapp-Olsson took some of Sebastian's wardrobe and has some Commonwealth paraphernalia.

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Teo Rapp-Olsson played Sebastian Milton on "The Walking Dead."Jace Downs/AMC

"I obviously stole some of the clothing because I loved some of Sebastian's fashion," Rapp-Olsson told Insider after he was killed off the show in October.

"Then I got some of the Commonwealth Founder's Day flag pins, which I'm gonna try to put up somewhere in my place, 'cause I'm team Commonwealth all the way," Rapp-Olsson joked. "I don't see what the protagonists are all complaining about."

Angel Theory also took some of her character's clothes and slingshot.

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Angel Theory has played Kelly since season nine and took her character's slingshot.Josh Stringer/AMC

Theory took "a whole bunch," including Kelly's slingshot and hoodies.

"I just had them for so many years. It just felt weird leaving them and not taking them back home with me," Theory said of Kelly's zip-ups.

Lauren Ridloff said she was originally told she couldn't take anything.

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Lauren Ridloff became a fan favorite when joining "TWD" on season nine.Jace Downs/AMC

"They actually told me that I couldn't take anything from set," Ridloff said when asked what she took from the set. "I wanted to take some souvenirs and they're like, 'No, you can't take anything.' And then I learned that everybody took something from set. I was like, 'This isn't fair.'"

"Word got out about that and they fixed it. They actually asked me what I wanted from set," Ridloff continued, saying she thought about it for a while. "I was like, 'I would like the ASL book that Daryl had in his back pocket in season 10.' They sent it to me and now I have it. That's one of my favorite things from that show from set. So I'm happy now."

Ross Marquand took some handkerchiefs but had wanted Aaron's mace arm.

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Ross Marquand has been on "TWD" since season five.Jace Downs/AMC

"I took home some of the Commonwealth handkerchiefs," Marquand, who has played Aaron since season five, told Insider in September. "There were cool handkerchiefs that had the Commonwealth insignia emblazoned on."

Marquand previously told Insider in February that he would've liked to take home the mace arm his character has worn since season nine.

"I'm not gonna lie. I've definitely developed some shoulder issues and back issues from wearing that all the time. So I feel like I've kind of earned it," Marquand said.

Margot Bingham, who plays Max, shared that everyone received a portrait featuring everyone.

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On the left is part of "TWD" artwork the cast received. Margot Bingham showed it to Insider over Zoom.Kirsten Acuna/Insider, Jace Downs/AMC

"We got this really cool portrait," Bingham told Insider while showing us the artwork featuring over 20 characters from the series. "I think everybody got it. It's a picture of everybody and I really love it."

The portrait features Governor Milton and Daryl at opposite ends of the top of the picture with the Alexandria windmill behind them. Jerry can be spotted wearing his Halloween costume.

Eleanor Matsuura, who plays Yumiko, was surprised to learn that others took things from the set.

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Eleanor Matsuura joined "TWD" on season nine.Jace Downs/AMC

"Did anyone let you take things from the set?" Matsuura asked costars Michael James Shaw and Laila Robins during an interview with Insider.

Shaw said he tried.

"There's no way I would be casually just walking off set with a bow and arrow," Matsuura said of Yumiko's weapons. "I get asked that question a lot and I'm so intrigued to know what everyone else has stolen."

Lynn Collins, who played Daryl's love interest, Leah, found some "TWD"-themed rocks near where they filmed.

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Lynn Collins wanted to take home Leah's shotgun but found some "TWD"-themed rocks.Josh Stringer/AMC

"I would've liked to have kept Big Bertha, which is what I called the double barrel," Collins said of Leah's shotgun.

Instead, Collins, who moved to Georgia to film the series, shared that she found other meaningful tchotchkes around the city of Senoia where they filmed.

"In Senoia, we paint rocks and we leave them out for children to find," Collins explained, adding that she found some "TWD"-themed ones she kept.

"I found one that was Daryl's wings, beautifully painted, and I found one where somebody had tried to paint Dog," Collins said of her canine bestie who's now with Daryl.

Josh Hamilton, who played Lance Hornsby on the show's final season, took home his character's coin.

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Josh Hamilton joined "TWD" on its final season.Josh Stringer/AMC

"I took home my coin, my flipping coin," Hamilton told Insider in September of the antagonist's lucky coin which he was using to make major decisions.

Callan McAuliffe kept a seagull feather after an unexpected accident on set.

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Callan McAuliffe is seen with a spear on the season 10 premiere.Gene Page/AMC

McAuliffe thought he was going to take home Alden's original weapon on the show one day, which he named Flamingo since it kind of resembled one.

Instead, he wound up with a feather after filming a beach scene on Jekyll Island in Georgia that never made it onto "TWD."

"It was never in the show. There's a scene where I throw a spear... It would go off camera and we wanted it to stick into the ground where they would then, I think, put a zombie digitally in there," McAuliffe said of what should have been a typical day on set.

McAuliffe continued: "We used the real metal spear so that it flew correctly through the air. It just so happened that there was a seagull during one of the takes that was struck by the spear and pinned to the ground by the wing. It dislodged a feather from the wing of the seagull and so I still have that feather. I accidentally pinned the bird in the ground."

McAuliffe said they noticed it wasn't flying after it was freed, so they took it nearby to be looked after.

"It was kind of like limping on its wing. We took it to the Jekyll Island conservation center. Apparently, it made a full recovery," he said.

Cailey Fleming told us she was able to take home Rick's hat and more.

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Cailey Fleming joined "TWD" on season nine when the show jumped forward in time.Jace Downs/AMC

Fleming's character, Judith, has been wearing Rick's sheriff hat since joining the series on season nine.

In September 2021, Fleming told us she really wanted to take home one of the hats since they have a few back-ups.

At the series finale red carpet, Fleming told us she got her wish and more.

"I got to take the hat. I took the hat. I got the sword," Fleming said of Judith's small katana. "I took my first pair of boots that I ever wore and they still have mud them from my first scene, which is crazy. And I took my last pair and like, the size difference is so weird. I grew so much."

Paola Lázaro has a few of her coats and stole her character's goggles.

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Paola Lázaro entered "TWD" wearing Princess' iconic pink jacket, which she called the sofa.Josh Stringer/AMC

The last time we spoke in March, Lázaro hoped she could keep a few items including her jacket, goggles, and chair that said "Walking Dead Princess." It sounds like she got exactly what she wanted.

"I have three of the pink jackets. I wear them at conventions," Lázaro said. " I do Cameo. I wear it when I can, when I have it. I took my goggles, which I was not supposed to take, but whoever has a problem with it, can come talk to me."

"I think that was all I needed. The goggles and the — what I call the sofa — which is the jacket, because it's like wearing a sofa."

Seth Gilliam was offered Father Gabriel's contact lens, but didn't want it. He took something from the set, but may not ever tell.

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Father Gabriel lost sight in one of his eyes in the later seasons of "TWD."Jace Downs/AMC

"There were things that I was given and there were things that are now missing," Gilliam told Insider on the show's finale red carpet. "I was given the option of keeping my eye, which I did not because that's a lot of maintenance and I was given a good deal of my wardrobe."

Gilliam wouldn't divulge what he took from set.

When we told him his costar Khary Payton told us what he stole from set, Gilliam responded, "Khary is a lot bolder than I am. He's gonna steal something and then tell people that he stole it. I'm gonna steal it and be like, 'Haha. I don't know what happened here.'"

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