The Walking Dead is just about to pull the curtain back on the second half of Season 6. They are also about to welcome Jeffrey Dean Morgan into the family and now that he has been cast, there is one person in particular that has shared her thoughts.
According to E! News, Morgan went on Late Night with Seth Myers and spoke about his upcoming role in Season 6 of The Walking Dead. There was one person in particular that had a similar reaction as all the fans out there when she found out that Morgan had been cast as Negan on The Walking Dead.
Morgan’s mother was a bit horrified about the casting and for her, it made her ask the question that no one else is asking, at least no The Walking Dead fans. That question is “What about The Good Wife?”
The real difference for Morgan here is that his character of Negan on The Walking Dead is completely different than the character he is playing on The Good Wife. So his mother was quite taken with the news and she worries that this move will officially end his character on that show.
“When I took the show, when I took The Walking Dead, she was like, ‘What does this mean with The Good Wife?’ She was devastated that it could be the end,” Morgan told Myers. “And I’m like, ‘Mom, just keep your pants on. See what happens.'”
— The Good Wife (@TheGoodWife_CBS) December 27, 2015
The simple truth is, The Walking Dead is the No. 1 show on television and even beats out Sunday Night Football in the ratings. With a powerhouse show like that, there is good reason to take a role that will no doubt pay off for a lifetime.
The role of Negan is so intensely horrible that it is the chance of a lifetime for an actor who wants to make an even bigger name for himself. Morgan is about to go on The Walking Dead and his name is going to be cemented into history on one of the biggest shows of all time. He is going to be one of the show’s most memorable characters that there is no doubt that he will be a shining star for years to come.
“He’s [Negan] a game changer and it’s a complete 180 from what I’m doing on The Good Wife, which as an actor, it’s a dream come true,” Morgan told Myers. “I get to be the biggest ass in the world. It’s awesome.”
For those who have not been following The Walking Dead comic books, then you should know that there are a few major spoilers that are about to be talked about in regards to this character.
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) January 24, 2016
If you are still reading, then the arrival of Negan on The Walking Dead means the end for a major character and a completely disfiguring injury for another.
Negan is the leader of the Saviors. His character is so extremely corrupt and vicious that he has even named his bat, Lucille. Coincidentally, that is also the name that B.B. King gave to his guitar.
The bat has barbs all around it and whoever is on the receiving end of it will never live to see another day, or possibly live but with severe permanent injuries.
Unfortunately, the first half of Season 6 on The Walking Dead was all about whether or not Glenn was dead. After fans finally found out that he was indeed alive, the mid-season finale left the status of the show and its characters in limbo with the pending takeover of Alexandria by the Walkers.
— The Walking Dead AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) January 26, 2016
Now that Negan is coming on The Walking Dead, there is a real possibility that he is going to kill Glenn, just as he did in the comic books. That is the first of many things that is going to make his character one of the most memorable and hated characters in the history of television.
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