Norman Reedus Wins Biggest Ass Kicker Award, Says He’s Actually Just A Klutz
Norman Reedus, the actor who plays uber popular Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, won the award for Biggest Ass Kicker at last night’s Spike TV Guy’s Choice Awards. However, Reedus admitted that the real Daryl may not live up to the title.
“I chopped the tip of my finger off the other day and I cried like a baby. I’m a complete wimp,” Reedus told People magazine. “That’s not very ass kicker-ish, is it?”
Norman had been trying to get the plastic sheeting off of a new mattress when he nipped his finger. “Listen, you can give a crossbow to anybody and they look bad ass.”
That may be the case, but Norman Reedus has a special knack for charming the ladies with his particular badass look. Still, he insists that despite injuries he’s receiving during filming The Walking Dead, he’s still not that true to his character. “I’ve gotten stitches on the show and real black eyes. I’m more of a klutz, to be honest.”
Reedus’ son Mingus seems to have lost some of his Daryl fever over the break between seasons. “I went through his closet with him recently,” said Norman. “We were downsizing and thinking what we could get rid of. He made a huge pile of Daryl Dixon clothes. And I was like, ‘Really? You’re going to throw them away?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’m my own guy now.'”
Reedus recently attended the People’s Choice Awards and said that his strangest fan encounter involved breathing into a plastic bottle and sending it to a fan in Tokyo. The fact that he was even willing to do so makes quite a statement about how accommodating he is for fans.
Two weeks ago rumors began circulating on social media that Norman Reedus had died in a car crash, but the star was tweeting while the rumors circulated and they were quickly discounted as trolling attempts.
The Walking Dead is currently on hiatus, with shooting for season five already back on as of last month. Season four’s finale saw Norman Reedus’ character Dixon reunited with most of the scattered crew from the prison when they were corralled into a shipping container by the residents of Terminus, who are believed to be a tribe of cannibals. The new season will begin later this year in October on AMC.
What do you think? Does it matter at all what the real Norman Reedus is like or is Daryl Dixon enough for you?
Spike TV will air the Guy’s Choice Awards this Wednesday.