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'The Walking Dead' Season 3: Danai Gurira Opens Up About Michonne

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Season 3 of "The Walking Dead" is headed to AMC this October, and fans couldn't be more excited for the zombie-slaying Michonne (Danai Gurira) to make her formal debut on the series.

Fighting off zombies is no easy task, though, and Gurira had her work cut out for her when it came to wielding a sword efficiently.

"Initially, learning the sword was challenging," she told Vulture at Comic-Con this weekend. "I started to take natural vitamins, tart cherry pills. Very good for the joints and the muscles. I didn’t know if I was going to be able to do what Michonne has to do in 100 degree heat, but with those pills, I’m fine."

Apparently the tart cherry pills worked: The show's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd was beyond impressed.

"Michonne kicks ass with a katanna sword," she said. "The intensity level is incredible, we've got our cast inoculated now, the new people realize just what they're in for and the level that we expect, and they've become just as passionate about 'The Walking Dead' as we all are."

In case you missed it, check out the Season 3 "Walking Dead" trailer here. Season 3 kicks off Sun., Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC

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