The Walking Dead fans can be pretty hardcore. You may have heard about the fan who gave Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) one of her breast implants, which he uses as a phone cradle. But he’s not alone with these stories. Danai Gurira (Michonne) talked to CNN about the second half of Season 4 and they asked if she’d had any interesting fan moments.
“The one that comes to mind most immediately are two different guys who have me tattooed to them,” she said, “so that was a little shocking and unexpected. I've seen about three now like that.” Three! Wow. It does have to be odd to see strangers with your own face tattooed on their bodies. But Danai did admit it was “pretty darn cool” to see herself as an action figure for the first time. Michonne certainly deserves that status.
We met Michonne just briefly in the Season 2 finale, and she became a major character in Season 3 and now even more so in Season 4. CNN asked Danai about the toughest scene for her to shoot, so far. “Shooting the Hershel death scene was very difficult emotionally for us. It was very tough. That was definitely way up there.” And she just had to put his undead head out of its misery in Episode 9. (Do you think she buried the head, or just left it there?)
Moving forward, Danai reiterated that we can expect the episodes ahead to have a different tone from the first half of Season 4. “You see people going in different directions, you don't know who's going to align with whom, who's going to make it,” she said. “It's going to be a whole different tone from what's been done before on the show. It's going to be very exciting and thrilling, and no one knows what's coming next. There will be very powerful moments, and very powerful character developments.”
Who is going to make it? Do you think Michonne is in danger, or is she protected with her new Grimes insta-family? And would you ever get a TWD tattoo, of Michonne or another character? Do you already have one?
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.