Norman Reedus was not a happy camper during the filming of the first half of The Walking Dead’s seventh season. But that’s okay, because it turns out he wasn’t supposed to be happy about it. We spoke to Reedus about some of the fan complaints about the first eight episodes, and then he unloaded with some complaints of his own, even revealing that he took those complaints straight to showrunner Scott M. Gimple.
On “The Walking Dead,” Daryl Dixon often can be found on a motorcycle, speeding toward or away from one zombie adventure after another.
It’s a tendency shared by the man who plays him, minus the zombies. Norman Reedus has ridden motorcycles since childhood and AMC, which broadcasts “Walking Dead,” has channeled his enthusiasm into “Ride With Norman Reedus,” a motorcycle travel series making its debut on June 12. An AMC executive pitched the idea and Mr. Reedus said yes “before he could change his mind,” he recalled recently. “It’s a dream job.”
The incredibly talented Norman Reedus and Diane Kruger have teamed up on-screen in the new drama Sky. The duo stopped by BuzzFeed NY to chat all about the new film, and after things got real in their one-on-one interview with each other, they played a little round of Never Have I Ever. Here’s what we learned.
Norman Reedus turns up on his motorbike at a restaurant in the countryside of Atlanta, not far from where he lives while The Walking Dead is shot. Helmet off, he looks barely a quick rinse different from his character on the show, Daryl Dixon. “I’m so tired,” he says. “We wrapped this morning at 8:30a.m.” He says he spent the night “running for my life… stalking and running,” though he also took time to Instagram a photo of the full moon about the Georgia night forest.
Norman Reedus may play a tough guy with a soft side on “The Walking Dead,” but during his appearance on “The Tonight Show” Wednesday, he showed off the lothario within.
It all started when host Jimmy Fallon explained the new BroApp, a tool that “sends thoughtful, pre-written texts” to guys’ girlfriends. And — always the helper — Fallon had the actor behind crossbow-toting, zombie-killing redneck Daryl Dixon read a few of the messages to demonstrate how the texts might sound.
Star of the hit television series “The Walking Dead,” and author of “Like a Big Bald Head,” Norman Reedus shares exclusive information about the rest of Season 4 of “The Walking Dead.“
On “The Walking Dead,” Norman Reedus plays Daryl Dixon, a rough-around-the-edges hick with a heart of gold — and a penchant for employing a crossbow to shoot zombies in the face. In real life, he’s a 45-year-old dad who orders in french fries via Seamless, eating them in his Chinatown pad while lounging in a onesie that he says resembles a cat costume.
All the survivors on The Walking Dead are in a bad place after being forced to flee the prison as a result of the failed assault by the Governor. Not only have they lost their home and their moral center in Hershel, but they have lost each other as well in the process of a hasty evacuation. However, fan favorite Daryl Dixon also has another bombshell to process: the fresh knowledge that Rick exiled his friend Carol from the group after she killed two infected inmates in the hopes of containing the disease. Will the aftermath of that discovery play out when the show returns on Feb. 9? We went armed with that question and others and posed them to the man who plays Daryl, Norman Reedus.
Do you think Andrew Lincoln and yourself are untouchable because of your popularity?
NR: Can you not ever say that? Don’t give these writers any ideas! (laughs)
People in this show are just keeling over left and right no matter how important they are. Do you think your fans will save you from a similar fate?
CNN spoke to Reedus about what makes Daryl, and the actor behind him, tick.
CNN: When did you first realize that this character had a special following all his own?
Reedus: I started recognizing it gradually from the beginning. I got a lot of girl love after that “Cherokee Rose” speech (in Season 2).