Ryan Hurst has revealed that he was hospitalized during filming for The Walking Dead.
The 43-year-old actor suffered heat exhaustion while shooting an episode over the summer in Georgia.
“Oh my God,” Ryan told EW. “I landed in the hospital once this year from heat exhaustion. I’m in a leather trench coat and two layers under that in Georgia in the summer. It’s no joke, man.”
Ryan previously talked to the outlet about his character Beta’s mask, which he never takes off during the series: “I wish I could say that I hate it, but I love it! [Special effects expert Rico] Nicotero is a master teacher when it comes to zombie stuff, and it’s so comfortable. Even though you’re in Atlanta in 110-degree weather, I love wearing that mask. I really, really do.”
“Every single job that I seem to do for long periods of time, I’m in 10 layers of leather in 110-degree heat,” Ryan Hurst added. “I don’t know why the universe has sort of put that in my path, but I’ve sort of accepted it at this point. It’s like, ‘Yeah, you’re gonna be on a bunch of hit shows, but you’re gonna be sweating your ass off.’”