Norman Reedus says shooting Negan murder scene was “exhausting” and “no fun”
Norman Reedus has revealed that returning to film the rest of the Negan scene for the season seven opener was “no fun” and “exhausting”.
The actor plays the crossbow-wielding survivor Daryl on the show, one of the eleven members of Rick’s group who could have died after a season six cliffhanger left it unknown which one of the group was brutally murdered by new series nemesis Negan.
However, owing to the success of fan-favourite Daryl on the show and the fact Reedus keeps posting from the set – we think he’s probably safe.
Reedus described filming the moment where Negan beat one of his comrades to death with a barbed wire-wrapped baseball bat as “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**k. 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.”
Speaking about how the gruesome murder will affect Rick’s group, Reedus said: “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.”