Norman Reedus Talks New Threatening Force on ‘Walking Dead’


Walking Dead fans rejoice: The Season 4 premiere is almost here!

And if you’re a student at UC Irvine, you might be really excited. The college is offering  a course called Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s The Walking Dead, and Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on the hit show, tells On Air with Ryan Seacrest“I want to go sit in on it.”

The actor also explains why he thinks fans are so obsessed with the show.

“I think it started out as people said, ‘Oh, a zombie show. I’m not into zombies.’ Or something like that, but I think it has very little to do with the zombies now. I think it’s everyone is affected and this is your life and these are your feet on the ground and who do you want to be and what do you want to stand for and what kind of hero or anti-hero are you going to become? And I think that’s why people latch on to it.”

Executive producer Robert Kirkman has said that this season there will be another force threatening the remaining survivors that is neither human nor zombie, so we can only wonder what to expect.

Norman admits: “There’s a few forces. I mean there’s mother nature … there’s a personality crisis clash between a bunch of the different characters. Theres a few different things … Theres a thing with zombies being fed rats and who is doing that and where that’s coming from.”

However, the actor admits, no one has any idea yet how that will play out. “Nobody had that right. I probably did about 100 interviews.”

Another thing Norman doesn’t have right is his jean size, according to co-star Andrew Lincoln. Andrew told us to ask Norman, “What’s his real waist size?”

Norman lightheartedly explained: “I guess I wear my pants a little bigger than I should … We raided the Levi’s house … we loaded up on blue jeans and I got in an argument with my publicist because I was like, ‘I think I’m a 34 waist.’ And he was like, ‘No, you’re a 32 waist.’ And we went on and on about it. So I ended up taking a bunch of 32 jeans, which are now Andrew’s. It was so embarrassing.”

Catch the Season 4 premiere of The Walking Dead this Sunday, October 13, at 9/8c on AMC!