Reedus spoke incredibly highly of Lincoln and how he’s the closest person to him within The Walking Dead camp.
Reedus said, ”He’s such a good guy, he’s got a great sense of humour, super smart and he’s like the quarterback of our team. There’s lots of ways he could be and he’s chosen to be a friend to everybody and really gets into character development so he can tell the most truthful story he can. He’s in a lot of conversations when we’re talking about storylines and talking about different characters in certain situations. He’s really a hands on quarterback, and an inspirational person to us all. Like a motivational speaker!”
But what about the rest of the cast? We’d heard Chandler Riggs say that both Reedus and Steven Yeun were “childlike” on set to work with, and were his closest friends, making him laugh at any opportunity. Reedus said that although they hang out on set, he sees Lincoln, Yeun and the departed John Bernthal in New York from time to time to hang out. “Steven’s come here a couple of times, watching the sport and also John Bernthal too.”
“Andy and I go to dinner, see movies and stuff. Steven and I go to restaurants out here and he’s got some family members in New York City. And then straight to Hooters!” Sadly, they don’t actually go to Hooters, what a shame.
Written by Admin on March 16 2013
Written by Admin on March 12 2013
Did you get together with Andrew Lincoln to rehearse your big confrontation scene with him in “Arrow in the Door”?
We didn’t rehearse it, no. What’s interesting for me about “The Walking Dead” is that I came to the show as a fan and I’ve known Andrew for a long time. Now I’m on the show and I never see Andrew. I hadn’t seen him for a long time because our characters never work with each other. So then we get to this episode where it’s the first time we’ve worked together and on the days we were shooting, we didn’t really hang out or sit down for cup a coffee. We kept our distance while we were filming. Which was fine. I think we needed to do that. We guarded our own space. Then we tried to see what happened within that dance with each other. The thing about filming a scene like that is time is not on your side. It’s not like doing a play or a movie where you’ve got a few weeks to talk about it and what the beats are. You really have to throw into it. We were making choices, not quickly or broadly, we’ve both thought about our characters and what we wanted to do. But there was very little discussion around it as a scene. We were just reacting to each other.
Written by Admin on March 12 2013
Interested in knowing what Andrew Lincoln listens to on his iPod before stepping into the role of Rick Grimes? We talked music, working out, Season 4, catching up on the comic book series, and much more during my exclusive interview with the star of The Walking Dead. *Minor Spoiler Warning: We cover events that happened in the first half of Season 3, so you should be caught up on at least the first four episodes before reading this interview.
When I visited the set, I was amazed by how many times the same scene was filmed over again. I was told stories about you having to run up and down the prison entrance all day long, and imagine that the role must be incredibly demanding, physically. What kind of training do you do to prepare to play Rick every day on set?
Andrew Lincoln: Once you’re up to speed, the show keeps you fit and it’s an intense workout. There’s nothing like killing a few zombies to get your blood running. Funny enough, the older I get, and this will be my 40th year on the planet, the more I’ve been training. I just started training again and have been running a lot. I got into the habit of doing it a few years ago when I ran a marathon for a charity I represent.
I have always been sporty and loved physically embodying my roles, so I enjoy it equally if not more than the other aspects of playing Rick. There’s something incredibly freeing about doing all of the physical work. It stops you from being so self conscious if you can stab a zombie in the neck.
I fly out to begin Season 4 in late April or early May, and I’m in training now for it. It takes a couple of months to get battle fit, but it really depends on how the first episode begins. If we jump forward in time, there may be other things I have to do. For example, in the first season, I dropped a stone and a half [Editor’s Note: Approx. 21lbs] because Rick was in a coma. In season 3, I wanted to be much stronger and leaner because these guys have been on the road surviving and have become this kind of unit. If they want me to play bigger and stronger, I’ll be working to that. If it is a direct continuity, I’ll try to match where I was at the end of Season 3.