Fans of The Walking Dead are SERIOUS. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays the infamous villain, Negan, is beginning to really understand that. Morgan recently visited Entertainment Weekly’s Sirius XM channel and talked about the fandom. Having attended San Diego Comic-Con with various projects for about a decade, Morgan thought he had a handle on how passionate fans can get.
Remember: these are the fans that actually created a petition demanding answers when season six ended on the most dramatic cliffhanger, ever: Who was Morgan’s character, Negan, going to kill?
Morgan also shared an anecdote in which a passionate – and elderly – fan told him off. He was hanging out with Norman Reedus, who plays Darryl, when the fan startled the pair with her antics:
We’d be startled, too – it’s definitely not something you’d expect from a fan who is the age of a grandma. And while Negan is certainly a terrible character – perhaps the most terrible, and for The Walking Dead that’s saying a lot – Jeffrey Dean Morgan is just an actor doing his job.
However, ultimately, Morgan recognizes that the dramatic actions are rooted in a good thing: “It’s that kind of passion, which is awesome.”
Fans certainly are super passionate – we just hope they don’t take it out on the actor when they (finally) find out which character (or characters) Negan kills.