Each member of The Walking Dead cast has had their fair share of memorable fan encounters, and while Norman Reedus’s interactions with fans may be the most crazy — breast implant, anyone? — Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) recently recalled an encounter of his own, which he calls the “greatest story”.
At Walker Stalker Con — a fan-run convention in Atlanta — this past weekend, the star of the AMC show was part of a larger panel and took some time to chat about the show’s devoted fans.
“I just want to tell the greatest story that we possibly can for you guys because it’s kind of become this beast,” Andrew said of the power and reach of the AMC hit.
Andy then went on to recall a recent trip to the supermarket, during which he picked up some aubergines. It didn’t take the British actor long before he realized that in America, we call them eggplants, but aubergine sounds so much prettier so we may start a movement to bring that word back.
Anyway, Andy and his aubergines were keeping to themselves when a fan approached. “I was just sort of minding my business as much as you can and this guy said, ‘Hey Mr. Lincoln,’ and I said, ‘Hey,’ and he said, ‘You don’t remember me?’”
Unfortunately for the fan, Andy had no recollection of him. but it turns out there was a good reason for it!
“He said, ‘My name’s John. You stabbed me in the head last week,’” Andy concluded.
Walkers in the supermarket! Who knew? Clearly this guy was a TWD extra who had the honor of being killed by Rick Grimes. Even though Andy didn’t remember this particular walker, we have a feeling the fan understood. Without that heavy makeup and bloodshot eyes, we wouldn’t have recognized him either!
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The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.
Reporting by Nicole Pomarico.