This incredible photo marks the end of Matador Torero Alvaro Munera’s career. He collapsed in remorse mid-fight when he realized he was having to prompt this otherwise gentle beast to fight. He went on to become an avid opponent of bullfights. Even grievously wounded by picadors, he did not attack this man.
Torrero Munera is quoted as saying of this moment: “And suddenly, I looked at the bull. He had this innocence that all animals have in their eyes, and he looked at me with this pleading. It was like a cry for justice, deep down inside of me. I describe it as being like a prayer - because if one confesses, it is hoped, that one is forgiven. I felt like the worst shit on earth.”
Chris Hardwick: Why did Hershel have a smile on his face?
Scott Wilson: I think it’s really a culmination of everything that happened from the first episode that he was in, where he was having conversations with Rick and subsequent conversations that he’s had throughout his run on the show with Rick and other people, where he was trying to counsel a humanity or a forgiveness or an ability to communicate with other people and try to keep a line of communication open with other people. And he heard Rick doing that, he heard Rick attempting to do that. And I think he thought at that time, “It’s going to be all right.” That thing that he tried to impart was, in fact, imparted to Rick and to other people as well.
Whenever Rick cry’s it strikes the strongest chord for me. To see someone who tries so hard to make things right over and over again, but seems to always have the biggest obstetricals …..No sane man could take the torturer of all of this death, and still be the same at the end of the day.
Thank you Walking Dead for bringing this dynamic story into my life. Even with all of the anger, and heartbreak. You have me coming back every season demanding more.
Usually, with actors, it’s all about themselves. But it was never like that with Heath. He was completely supportive of everything else around him. He got better perfomances out of other actors - he just drew it out of them. He was utterly generous and always aware of everyone else, and he behaved as if there was nothing special about him - he was just a guy. - Terry Gilliam