Well! Hello there, Pookie. My, my, my.
As if it isn't cool enough for any girl to land a role on The Walking Dead, this particular girl — Brighton Sharbino (Lizzie Samuels) — also gets to hang out on set with a shirtless Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and rub it in by sharing a Twitter pic for the rest of us to envy. Hey, if you got it, flaunt it.
Do you think these two have a sweet father/daughter relationship in real life, or is Norman too much of a kid himself? Maybe she'd have to be the mature one. You could almost see Brighton's Lizzie as Daryl's stepdaughter, since Carol Peletier (Melissa McBride) is the Samuels girls’ new mother figure (just don't call her "Mom"!) and we know how close Carol and Pookie are.
Whatever. Back to Norman’s ripped body. He works hard for the money, explaining to Men’s Fitness that he doesn’t eat sugar, bread or pasta and stays fit by swimming and running through the Georgia trails around TWD set. This is how he looks as toned as any 20-something, even at 44 — turning 45 in less than a month on January 6. He’s setting a high bar for all 40-something guys!
We’re looking forward to seeing both Norman and Brighton in action when Season 4 returns and their respective characters are out there on the road, trying to survive in the post-prison world. In the meantime, don’t be surprised if you see versions of this photo across the Interwebz, with fans Photoshopping themselves into Brighton’s spot. We won’t judge you!
The Walking Dead Season 4 returns on Sunday, February 9 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.