In the latest installment of our original video series “Off the Clock,” actress and singer-songwriter Emily Kinney returns to the Brooklyn coffee shop where she used to work to make some beverages, meet fans and promote her recent debut album, This Is War. Best known for her roles on The Walking Dead, Masters of Sex and the recently concluded second season of The Knick, Kinney is also an accomplished musician who released her first EP in 2011. In the video, she talks about how her dual passions complement one another.
“I do think it happened to be some lucky in-the-stars thing that they decided to make Beth [Greene, Kinney’s Walking Dead character] be someone who sang, because audiences are a little more like, ‘Oh, the singing one,'” Kinney says. “They’re able to accept this other side of my personality that’s making music.”
Kinney has no intention of choosing between the two pursuits. “Acting and music are both my career,” she says. “They’re all part of who I am, and it makes me happy to have both in my life.”