Kelly and Michael: Norman Reedus
Daryl Dixon is the man with the crossbow, and the actor behind the character, Norman Reedus, was on Kelly & Michael to talk about the enduring success of The Walking Dead. Kelly Ripa said that he was almost unrecognizable without dirt, grime, blood, and torn sleeves.
Kelly & Michael: Norman Reedus Acting Career
His character has a few action figures, which is a fun thing for an actor. Reedus said that he he met a girl in Japan and followed her to Los Angeles. Norman was in Japan living with his mother for a bit. Though the girl broke up with him and married someone else, he got a job fixing motorcycles in Venice.
He got drunk at a party, where he said he yelled at some people, and that is where he got discovered and cast in a play as an understudy. An agent was in the audience, and she later became a casting director and remembered him for a part. That was part of his winding path to his breakthrough role in Boondock Saints.
“I’ve learned a lot while I’ve been doing it,” Reedus said of his on-the-fly acting lessons. Now he lives in New York City and has a 14-year-old son. His son has appreciated the boost in popularity he has gotten in school as a result of his father’s role.
Kelly and Michael: Norman Reedus Walking Dead Tattoos
Season four of The Walking Dead currently airs on AMC, and Kelly said that she is always shocked when the series kills off one of its lead characters. Norman Reedus said that he never knows when he might be on the chopping block from week to week.
The series has a fanatical following that has inspired various tattoos, including his signature on people’s bodies. He called it flattering, but we can agree that it’s pretty weird to have an actor’s face tattooed on your back.
Kelly & Michael: Daryl Walking Dead Romance?
Michael pressed for spoilers, which the actor was good at dodging. Reedus said that if his character were ever to find romance, it would be awkward, because that is his nature. Kelly said she found it vaguely implausible that people would be pursuing romance under such tense conditions.
You can watch new episodes of The Walking Dead Sunday nights on AMC.