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'The Walking Dead': Danai Gurira Teases Michonne Will 'Shed The Armor' In Season 5

'I'm having a really good time exploring her and getting to know her,' Gurira told MTV News.

Michonne on "The Walking Dead" has gone through an incredible transformation since her introduction at the beginning of season three - or at least since actress Danai Gurira embodied the role after her shadowy first appearance at the end of season two. She's gone from angry, monosyllabic badass to a mother figure to Carl Grimes (Chandler Riggs) who occasionally even laughs and smiles... While still being a total badass.

And when MTV News caught up with Gurira on the set of the show earlier this year during our exclusive set visit, we found that she was also enjoying this change.

"Michonne is definitely going through what I've always said is a becoming, and it really is fascinating to step into what that means," Gurira said. "It's kind of fun to see this woman shed certain pieces of armor, and open up, but still have other really steel, solidified pieces of self inside of her that are still quite formidable and interesting."

And though Gurira won't have much time to explore Michonne during the non-stop action of the season five premiere on AMC, October 12 (seriously, it's intense), the rest of the season will continue to open up the katana wielding warrior.

"I'm having a really good time exploring her and getting to know her," Gurira continued, "and I hope the audience does the same."

Are you looking forward to Michonne opening up more in season five of "The Walking Dead?"