We are not forgetting you, fans of "The Walking Dead"! I know we haven't been posting a lot about it lately. And since the new season will air on 23 October 2016, we thought this was the moment for a special "In the spotlight". We decided to write a spotlight about the most popular actor in The Walking Dead: Norman Reedus! This picture here is our own picture. Yes, we did see both Norman Reedus (right) ánd Andrew Lincoln (left) at Walker Stalker Con London. We didn't write a specific article about meeting them. For the simple reason that we didn't really meet them. I mean: We saw them (yay!). But we didn't have a photo op or autograph. So we didn't speak to one of them. We did see a part of their Q&A (from a distance) at Walker Stalker London. We were able to make some pictures there as you can see! And we're very happy of course we've been able to see them at a convention.
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There are probably people reading this, who don't know Norman Reedus (Yes, I know that is hard to imagine as a big fan of The Walking Dead). So I'll start with "The Walking Dead". The Tv Series is based on the comic books made by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. We'll write a series tip about The Walking Dead at some point. But I'll explain what it's about quickly now: There has been a worldwide zombie apocalypse (even though in the series they're called 'walkers' not 'zombies'). These walkers eat living humans and animals. Whenever a walker bites or scratches a human, they are infected. And they will become a walker as well. The series revolves around the group of Rick Grimes: A sheriff's deputy who wakes up from a coma and discovers the apocalypse. He starts searching his wife and child. The whole series is mainly about Rick and the people he meets on the way. They form a group and try to survive. Rick is played by Andrew Lincoln (yes, the left one on the picture) and Norman Reedus plays Daryl, someone who is a part of Rick's group.
Norman Reedus turned out to be the fan favorite very soon. Everyone loves the character of 'Daryl'. Daryl is one of the few in this series to have been there from the start and is still alive. In The Walking Dead many characters die every season. For the fans it's always a matter of watching and waiting to find out if Daryl survives another season! Personally I think that Daryl is a nice character. But I think it's also a pity he grew out to be this major popular character. I have the feeling the makers won't kill off Daryl that quickly. Which makes the tension of watching less. For example: When he's in a car or on his motorcycle and I see lots of Walkers approaching, I'm not really afraid. Then I'm mainly thinking: Ah, this is Daryl, they won't give him such a death. (And maybe won't let him die at all. ever.). Fans explicitly want Daryl to survive. On the internet you can find so much merch saying 'If Daryl dies, we riot.'
From what I've seen and heard at Walker Stalker Con, Norman is a really nice guy. And his fans are really important to him. I've never seen a crowd so enthusiastic as for both Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln. I'm not exaggerating when I say that people were crying and screaming. Literally. Andrew couldn't even go to the bathroom without security around him: Groups of people would run to them. At a certain moment I heard this loud noise of people screaming. Oh yes, it was Andrew going to the bathroom. This, just to point out both of their popularity! Now back to Norman Reedus. Because he isn't just 'Daryl'! Norman Reedus is an American actor, born in Florida. He was raised in Los Angeles, but has also lived in Japan, Spain and Ireland. He has had a relationship with Helena Christensen. They have a son together.
Norman Reedus has played in several movies/ series. Do you know him from anything else than The Walking Dead? Well, let me you help you a little. He played in:
- Boondock Saints and Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (As Murphy McManus).
- Blade II (as Scud)
- Charmed (2 episodes as Nate Park)
- Six Ways to Sunday (as Harry Odum)
- Red Canyon (As Mac)
- He has his own reality mini series: Ride With Norman Reedus. (6 episodes). (2016)
Let us know: Did you already know Norman Reedus? What do you think of him? Who's your favorite in the Walking Dead?