The Walking Dead stars tease “psychotic” new villain Negan’s reign of terror in season 7
The Walking Dead stars have teased more about “psychotic” new series villain Negan, ahead of the release of season seven later this month.
Negan was first introduced in person in the season six finale, and he made his entrance in shockingly sadistic style. After surrounding and capturing Rick’s group, he played the most terrifying game of ‘eeny meeny miny moe’ that has ever been played. Someone was bludgeoned to death, and we still don’t know who.
Now, the ultimate Walking Dead villain, played by Jeffrey Dean Moran, is set to become a pivotal figure in the show’s seventh season – and it seems like all of the cast members have something to say about him.
Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes, said Rick had finally met his match in The Saviours’ leader, admitting: “Without a doubt he has, absolutely. Everything is changed. The playing field has irrevocably changed.”
Co-star Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon, added: “Negan is a cold-blooded killer and he’s got the numbers. He’s got an army of people who all call themselves Negan. They are doing everything he says. There’s no way around that right now.”
He believes Negan’s use of fear as a motivator for submission is a crucial part of the character, saying: “Fear is a bigger motivator than love or revenge or anything else. He is putting fear in people and that does wonders.”
Lauren Cohen, who plays Maggie Greene, said: “Little did we know Negan is this complete sadist that takes so much pleasure out of inflicting such great pain on people. To me, Negan feels like this horrible undercurrent that’s been there the whole time that we haven’t realised, and now it’s rearing its head from every doorway you can imagine.
“It’s like how bulls have little flocks of birds that live on their backs. We’ve been there not knowing we were all sleeping on this giant scary bull.”
Finally, Chandler Riggs, who plays Carl Grimes, teased: “Negan is a very charming character, but at the same time a psychopath. Negan is by far the most dangerous character we’ve come across yet.
“You are going to hate to love him.”
We can’t wait. Can October 24 come already please?