Given the fact that Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) is living in a zombie apocalypse, it makes sense for him to have a messy beard, but Andrew is surprisingly not fond of his character’s facial hair. In a new behind-the-scenes video from The Walking Dead set, the British actor weighs in on why he dislikes his furriness.
“I look at my beard and it’s grey. I just feel old when I look at my beard,” the 40-year-old actor laments.
Andrew went on to recount a story about how his own family now has trouble recognizing him without the beard. When a fan sent Andrew a picture of Rick from the TWD pilot — ya know, back when he was a clean-shaven cop — Andrew’s own son was confused. “He kept looking up at my face,” he reveals.
So what’s Andrew’s solution to this beard problem? Grab a razor, of course!
“Obviously I’m aging terribly with this beard,” he half-jokes. “So I should shave it off.”
Unfortunately for Andrew we don’t think a clean-shaven Rick would be very realistic at this point, but we suppose Rick could always ask someone to pick up a BIC during the next Big Spot run!
Would you like to see Rick bare-faced again, or is he more realistic with facial hair? Check out the video and then sound off below!
The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.