Did Norman Reedus Consider Turning Down the Role of Daryl Dixon? He Says…
We’ve been so busy covering the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead Season 4 that we nearly forgot the fun actually began before 9 p.m. ET last Sunday night. As we told you last week, Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) was scheduled to answer Twitter questions from fans thirty minutes before the episode began, and one glance at his Twitter feed proves the popular actor had a great chat with his many fans and admirers!
Most of the questions were about Daryl, and Norman’s responses were certainly very well thought out. One follower asked him to name the most challenging episode or season of TWD and he did both while also giving us a little tease of what’s to come. “This season. Killing Merle and the last season was tough. The one before the one you are watching now#askNorman,” he replied. If we’re reading the tweet right, he seems to be saying that Season 4 is the toughest overall, while the episode during which he had to kill Merle takes the cake for the most intense single installment. He also slipped in that next Sunday’s Episode 10: “Inmates,” was equally difficult for him to film. Could this be the Daryl-centric episode we’ve heard so much about?!
Later in the chat Norman was asked what he would have done about The Governor (David Morrissey) if he was in Rick Grimes’ (Andrew Lincoln) shoes, and his response perfectly illustrates the difference between Rick and Daryl. “Attacked him in the middle of the night. shut him down#askNorman,” he answered. If Daryl was in charge maybe Team Prison wouldn’t be such a disjointed, emotional mess right now!
And if you’ve ever wondered if Norman considered not tackling the role of Daryl Dixon, we’ll let him clear that one up for you. “Are you kidding, no way...#askNorman,” he told a follower who dared to pose that query. He even explained his position in a follow-up tweet, noting, “If they wanted me in a dress I’d a played it in a dress. I love this show, this crew, this job#askNorman.”
Did you learn anything about Norman or Daryl during this pre-premiere chat? Tell us below!
The Walking Dead Season 4 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.