‘The Walking Dead’ Star Josh McDermitt on Playing a Pot-Smoking Clown in ‘Life in Color’ (Video)

AMC’s mullet man shows a different side of himself in Katharine Emmer’s newly-released romantic comedy

“The Walking Dead” may return this weekend, but AMC isn’t the only place you’ll be able to see actor Josh McDermitt. He also stars in “Life in Color,” a charming romantic comedy from writer-director Katharine Emmer that debuted this week on iTunes and Amazon — just in time for Valentine’s Day.

McDermitt recently sat down with TheWrap to discuss the indie film and his turn as a pot-smoking, out-of-work birthday clown who befriends a live-in nanny (Emmer) struggling with her own problems.

Emmer made the film on a shoestring budget with the money she made as a nanny, and turned to her friend McDermitt to play the male lead.

The film takes a unique approach to tackling the tricky topic of depression, and was well-received following its premiere at the 2015 South by Southwest Film Festival.

“It’s not necessarily the ‘Matthew McConaughey of old’ sort of romantic comedy,” said McDermitt, who had to learn to do some magic tricks for the movie.

Watch TheWrap’s video interview with McDermitt above and then watch the film’s trailer below.