Norman Reedus recently said something shocking about working on The Walking Dead. According to the show’s most beloved star, he has a “screw you guys, I’m going home” attitude when it comes to the end of a long day of filming. However, this doesn’t mean that Norman hates spending time with his costars.
Norman Reedus was profiled for the September issue of Red Bulletin, and the magazine paints a positive picture of an adventure-loving, well-rounded star who is always willing to talk to his fans or take a selfie. However, just like Daryl Dixon, Norman is a bit rough around the edges, and he also enjoys a little solitude every once in a while. During his interview, the actor was very honest when he shared his feelings about spending more time with his costars than he has to during a workday.
“I’m one of those people who when I’m done with work I don’t want to talk to anyone. It’s not, ‘let’s go out for drinks.’ It’s ‘f**k you guys, I’ll see you in the morning.'”
Maybe Norman would prefer to hop on his bike and head to Daryl Dixon’s favorite watering hole: an abandoned shack full of illegal moonshine. However, even Daryl doesn’t like drinking alone — he had Beth Greene (Emily Kinney) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) with him when he visited the moonshine shed. And while Norman Reedus might claim that he hates spending time with his Walking Dead costars after work, he definitely doesn’t mind hanging with them when he’s not ready to hit the hay after a long, sweaty day underneath the Georgia sun. As the Inquisitr previously reported, it looks like the actor has been having a blast riding motorcycles with Steven Yeun. According to TMZ, he was also spotted enjoying dinner with Emily Kinney back in June. The two reportedly remained pals after Kinney’s Walking Dead character was killed off last season.
During his Red Bulletin interview, Norman Reedus made a new friend — he wrestled an alligator in New Orleans. The Walking Dead star shared a photo of the unfortunate animal on Instagram.
It’s fitting that Reedus is hanging out with wildlife because he recently compared Daryl Dixon and his “family” to wild animals trying to adapt to the now-alien domestic lifestyle that the Alexandrians enjoy on The Walking Dead.
“You’ve taken a bunch of wild animals and put them in a domestic environment, and some of them prefer to be wild animals, and some of them can’t figure out how to be anything other than that,” Reedus told Entertainment Weekly. “So we’ve come to a place where we can live with the public or live in a community and us having inner turmoil with trying to discover if that’s possible at all.”
In real life, Norman Reedus is excellent at adapting to whatever life throws at him. Reedus now knows what it’s like to live in Manhattan, date a supermodel, be pals with Slash, and hang out with “cool art world friends.” However, he also knows what it’s like to get by on very little — he’s survived by peddling postcards in Piccadilly, selling paintings of stray cats in Sitges, and repairing motorcycles in Los Angeles.
Now Norman Reedus says that he loves the stability of having a steady job, and it sounds like he thinks that Daryl Dixon isn’t going to be killed off on The Walking Dead in the near future.
“This is the first job where I’m making money and I know I’m going back. I’ve always lived hand-to- hand, and job-to-job. It’s nice to have a 9-5 instead of trying to find a job to pay the rent this month and doing an art show to pay the rent the next.”
Norman Reedus seemingly feels a bit too secure for someone who stars on a show about the zombie apocalypse, but he’ll probably be just fine if The Walking Dead powers-that-be decide to incite a riot by killing Daryl Dixon off — maybe Norman will get a new gig selling his own brand of moonshine, or perhaps he’ll get to wrangle more reptiles after getting cast as the next Crocodile Dundee. Reedus doesn’t need dead people to get by when the living love him so much.
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