You'd be forgiven for missing Johnny Depp in a recent episode of

The Walking Dead.

The actor may not have been there in a physical sense, but his likeness did make an appearance on Sunday night.

The head on the far right was molded in the likeness of Johnny Depp.
The head on the far right was molded in the likeness of Johnny Depp.

Visual effects designer Greg Nicotero revealed in an interview with

that a severed head for the show was sculpted using a mold of the famous face.

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"I don't know if I'm going to get in trouble if I say this, was Johnny Depp," he told EW.

"I think we had sculpted an emaciated version of a dummy head for something and we used Johnny Depp's head as a basis just for a clay sculpt."

There were three severed heads in total, one of which was based on Nicotero's face, another was Depp, and the third came from an un-named source.

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Depp's zombified head was chosen to pass as Hilltop leader Gregory, and was to be sent as a threat to Rick and co's rival camp.

Despite attempts to disfigure the face by punching it several times, they ultimately decided Depp's head didn't fit the bill.

- nzherald.co.nz