'The Walking Dead' Season 4 premiere: Emily Kinney says Tyreese is one to watch

When "The Walking Dead" enters into its fourth season on Oct. 13, expect to see new evolutions of the show's main cast of characters. That extends to Beth, the daughter of Hershel who has evolved from secondary character into an integral member of the survivors over the course of her time on the AMC series.

Emily Kinney was upped to a series regular in Season 4, which means fans can expect to see a whole lot more Beth this year. But she's not the same Beth they last saw in Season 3, as she's become a lot harder as a person.

"I feel like it's the progression that one would go through," Kinney explains to Zap2it on "The Walking Dead" Season 4 premiere red carpet. "If you're going to live in this world and if you're going to stay with it, you're going to try on sort of different ways of dealing. I feel like that's how Beth was. At first she was like, I'm done, I don't want to do this. Then she's like finding ways to help. I think that it's such a difficult situation we all sort of go through these different stages of what's going to work for me to help me deal with this new world."

On the side, Kinney also pursues her passion as a singer. Her new EP, "Expired Love," comes out on Oct. 22, which coincides with the fact Kinney's voice is featured in the upcoming "The Walking Dead" Season 4 premiere.

"I was excited I get to sing," Kinney says of getting to show off her voice again. "I do love singing. ... You'll get to see a bit [in Season 4]."

In terms of characters to watch for in the new season, Kinney says viewers should keep an eye on some Season 3 favorites. "The Governor we should always be suspicious of," she says, adding of fellow new series regular Chad Coleman, "Chad is so awesome. I love him on set. I love [that] his character of Tyreese is so cool, so I think he's going to be one of the fun ones to watch."

"The Walking Dead" Season 4 returns with the episode "30 Days Without An Accident" on Oct. 13 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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