In a twist that brings to mind more Governor than Daryl Dixon, The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus shared some pretty controversial desires recently: to kill Jennifer Love Hewitt!
Of course, the 45-year old actor was only talking about doing it in the fictional world of the movies. In a recent interview with GQ, Reedus talked about a role that he passed up in the Jennifer Love Hewitt film Heartbreakers:
“When that came around at the time, my agents at the time were, ‘They like you for this part, and it’s a Jennifer Love Hewitt movie.’ And I’m like, ‘Well, what do I do?’ And they’re, ‘You’re her boyfriend,’ And I go, ‘Well, do I rape her? Do I kill her? What do I do?’ And they go, ‘You’re her sweet boyfriend.’ And I was like, ‘No! Absolutely not!’ But yeah, I just assumed I had to rape and kill her.”
While it may sound like a surprising thought to have, Reedus says he’s always been drawn to the dark side of life and film:
“Even with photography and artwork, I’ve really liked having grotesque things and finding beauty in them. I’ve always been a fan of horror films, and I like aggressive music, and I like aggressive people—they all kind of were interesting to me. I mean, I really don’t see myself ever being, or wanting to be, in some sort of light romantic comedy about nothing.”
Which makes his breakthrough role in The Walking Dead even more gratifying to Norman:
“I really like going to work every day, and I really like coming home and feeling satisfied with what I did today. And you know, the cuts on my forehead, and the bruises, and the black eyes, it doesn’t matter; it’s awesome.”
[Warning: Spoilers Ahead]
Speaking of The Walking Dead, Inquistr is reporting major character deaths in the highly anticipated fifth season, set to debut October 12th. And while it’s unclear whether or not The Walking Dead will follow the same path as the comic book did, one thing has been confirmed for Season 5: they won’t be stuck inside that train car for very long. Also, many characters from the comic book series will make their TV debuts as well.
According to TV Guide, “viewers will be introduced to new characters from Robert Kirkman’s comic book series, on which the show is based — including a priest, Father Gabriel Stokes, played by Seth Gilliam, formerly of The Wire. And in a throwback to Season 1, the majority of the action in the first half of the season will be set on the road in and around Atlanta.”
As for Norman Reedus and the fate of his character Daryl Dixon? We’ll just have to wait for The Walking Dead Season 5 to find out!