Magazine article ADWEEK

Andrew Lincoln: The Walking Dead Star May Lose Control of the Remote to His Two Children, but When It Comes to Plants vs. Zombies, There's Really No Contest

Magazine article ADWEEK

Andrew Lincoln: The Walking Dead Star May Lose Control of the Remote to His Two Children, but When It Comes to Plants vs. Zombies, There's Really No Contest

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What's the first information you consume in the morning?

It would have to be my alarm clock. That's purely because my son has a tendency to sit on my chest--he's not yet 3--and look me square in the eye and say, "Milk." He's a bit like the child from The Shining. And that's around 5:30 in the morning.

What do you read or watch or listen to at the breakfast table?

I've got two kids. It's a war of attrition between Dora and Diego, and I suppose the radio. I like a little soul and funk to get my joints moving. And my wife is very much into banging trance music. So, you can imagine it's pretty loud and chaotic. There's no time for reading. There's Lego. We're fighting a losing a battle with the children.

Before bed, do you bite into a novel, graze on Twitter or fast until morning?

I am definitely a bookworm. I am one of these people that reads three books on the go. My current book, which I'm loving, is HHhH by Laurent Binet. It's a story about Reinhard Heydrich who was [a Nazi SS general]. It's a brilliant book. I'm a novel boy, really. And then, I've also got apple books ... I'm fanatical about apple trees.

Apple trees?

I'm planting an orchard at the moment and have become obsessed with learning everything about apple trees.

So, which is more nutritious, print or Web?

At least you know what you're eating with print. The difficulty with me and the Web is I get lost. I will suddenly start thinking and reading about tractors in Bavaria. …

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