The New Judith Grimes On ‘The Walking Dead’ Has A ‘Star Wars’ Connection


She’s not so Lil’ anymore.

At the end of Andrew Lincoln’s final episode of The Walking Dead,
the action leaps forward several years into the future. A group of
newcomers, to the viewers at least, are surrounded by walkers,
before they’re saved by none other than Judith Grimes, a.k.a. Lil’ Ass
. Lori and Shane’s daughter, who Rick raised as if she
was his own, is a 10-year-old armed with a gun, a katana, and a hat
that once belonged to Rick, then Carl. It’s now all hers,

Cailey Fleming, the actress who plays Judith (well, this Judith;
there’s like
20 more
), is only 11 years old, but she’s already put
together an impressive filmography, including roles on Better
Things and One Mississippi, and she’s also appeared in Peppermint
and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In fact, she played Young Rey in
Episode VII. No wonder she took to the katana.

“She came in and she had so much personality and life and was
a great person. We just knew she’d be a perfect fit for the
showrunner Angela Kang said
about Fleming. “We were looking
for the best actress and it just happens that she looks so much
like Sarah Wayne Callies, who played her mother, and also bears a
striking resemblance to Chandler [Riggs], her brother. It felt like
all the pieces fell in place… She’s such a professional actress
at 11 years old.”

Hopefully things turn out better for Judith than they did for,
well, basically her entire family.

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The New Judith Grimes On ‘The Walking Dead’ Has A ‘Star Wars’ Connection