The Walking Dead's leading man, Andrew Lincoln, has admitted that he doesn't watch the horror drama series.
The 39-year-old actor, who plays small town sheriff Rick Grimes in the hit show, revealed that he feels self-conscious after seeing his work on the AMC series.
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Lincoln said: "The original reason is the fact that I don't actually enjoy looking at myself. And also because of the directorial choices that possibly, because I've done it, make you go, 'Oh, there's a take that blah, blah, blah'."
He continued: "[It's] mainly because I did it for a while, I watched it, and it's a self-conscious thing of watching myself and going, 'Oh I like it when I do that. That's kind of cool'. And then, 'Oh, I don't like it when I do that'.
"And that defeats the object of what I want to do as an actor, which is to try and be in the role and not be self-conscious. I watch great actors, great actors that I admire beyond all things and I see them replicate, and it's very hard not to.
"I don't want to do that. I just want to leave myself alone as much as I can. It breaks the spell, it breaks the magic somewhat."
Lincoln further explained that he doesn't even like to view episodes that he doesn't feature in, saying: "I kind of step back from it all. The fun bit for me is doing it. I love that. That's the exciting thing for me.
"When I direct, the most exciting thing for me is obviously all the different stages, the three-tiered journey, the prep, the design, and you get to act through the actor, and then the edit."
The Love Actually star further added: "That's when I get turned on by the whole thing. But for me, my job here is just to be as truthful as I can in this role. I don't think it's that unusual if you ask a lot of actors, because it's the same thing as not reading press or reviews. You can't do both.
"You can't get good stuff and not get the bad as well. That's not the exchange. So if I step back from it and don't even engage on any level, all I'm left with is the good stuff, the fun stuff, that hopefully I've enjoyed day-to-day."
The Walking Dead returns to the US on October.