'The Walking Dead': Danai Gurira talks about Michonne's kick-ass katana sword -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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The Food Network won’t be the only place to turn for slicing and dicing this fall as The Walking Dead welcomes the sword-wielding Michonne when season 3 kicks off on AMC on Oct. 14. A fan favorite from the comic book (and glimpsed briefly in the season 2 finale) Michonne is known for dragging along two armless, jawless zombie “Pets” on chains and carrying around a bitchin’ katana sword she uses to remove zombies from their heads.

We caught up with the woman who plays Michonne, Danai Gurira, at our EW photo shoot to ask what it’s like to get to swing that sucker around, and how the sword helps define her character. “It became of an extension for her of many things,” says Gurira. “Of a rebirth into a new world. Not the world than anyone would ever want, but one that she’s damn sure gonna make sure she survives in — and thrives in.”

To get the inside intel on Michonne and her weaponry, click on the video player below. And for more Walking Dead news sent directly to your virtual doorstep, follow me on Twitter @DaltonRoss.

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