Norman Reedus has said that his character Daryl has “become the breakout character” on The Walking Dead.
The star told IGN that fans like the crossbow-wielding wildcard because “it’s hard to put your thumb on him and pin him down”.
“It’s hard not to look cool with a crossbow, first off,” Reedus explained. “He’s a fighter, and he just really wants a hug. I’ve always said it’s interesting to watch devils cry when angels want to stab you in the back. I like that mixture.
There are certain things that he’ll fight for, and there are certain things he totally cares about, and they’re very basic things. He’s not an asshole, he’s not somebody who will f**k somebody over. But if you hurt [someone he cares about], he’ll beat the s**t out of you.”
Reedus also hinted at a “huge” reunion between Daryl and his estranged brother Merle (Michael Rooker), who will return to The Walking Dead this season.
“It’s huge, I can’t even really hint at what that is – but it’s not what you expect,” he teased.
“My backstory with Merle is a huge part of season three. You find out reasons why there is even more conflict than you assumed between them.”
The Walking Dead airs on AMC.
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