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Norman Reedus Quote on Negan Death Scene on The Walking Dead

Norman Reedus Talks About Returning to The Walking Dead: "It Was Not a Joyous Reunion"

Time is slowly ticking away to the seventh season of The Walking Dead. And you know what that means: we're more anxious than ever to know who meets the business end of Negan's bat, Lucille. During the show's panel at Comic-Con, we got even more titillating tidbits about the reveal straight from the show's producers, but now we're hearing from the one and only Daryl Dixon. In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, Norman Reedus dished on the upcoming season premiere and how this death is going to change everything.

  • On coming back for season seven: "It was exhausting, and it was no fun. You know, we always come back to this show every season, and we're like, 'Yeah, let's get back into it!' You know, all the actors are excited to be here and see each other and get back into where they were. But this was one of those where it's like, 'Oh, f*ck. Here we go.' It was definitely not a joyous reunion. I mean, it was nice to see everybody again, of course, but it wasn't the same as in previous years."
  • On what to expect in the season premiere: "I mean, it's a brand-new world right now. It's a complete change of power. Our whole world has been turned upside down, and that group of people have been fighting to have their feet firmly on the ground and have some sort of direction to live in and some sort of code to live by and moral compass, and they thought they were doing it okay, you know? It was hard, and they had to go through things all the time, but they were on a path, and now that path has been ripped from their feet, and things that they believe in are completely different now. The world is completely turned upside down."
  • On how the death impacts the group: "It affects the group completely differently. You know, everyone, it affects them differently. Some relinquish power. Some accept it. Some fight it. There are people questioning it. There are people pointing their fingers. There are people blaming themselves. Other things happen that completely destroy people. The group is completely broken apart at this point. Negan has come in and completely shaken up everything. Loyalties are broken, belief in one another, belief in ourselves. Each individual is completely broken, and they don't all handle it the exact same way."
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