‘The Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus describes a ‘feral’ Daryl in season 5
Nobody puts baby in a corner, and nobody puts Daryl Dixon in a train car. So how does Daryl feel about the predicament he’s in when season 5 of The Walking Dead kicks off Oct. 12 on AMC? We went and asked the man who plays him, Norman Reedus.
“Wow, he’s trapped in a box, so I think he’s probably pretty feral at the moment,” Reedus told us on a break from shooting his EW Walking Dead cover. “He’s probably a little scared which makes him a little more feral.” So there you have it. A feral Daryl.
But how has current Daryl changed from when we first met the character back in season 1? We asked Reedus that also because…well, he’s sitting right there at our photo shoot just sort of hanging out, so why not? “He’s changed a lot of ways since season 1,” says Reedus. “In season 1 he had such a chip on his shoulder and didn’t think people trusted him and he didn’t trust other people. Everything just kind of came out of the side of his head. This season he’s very much in your face and his shoulders are square to you and he means what he says. He’ll look you in the face. People rely on him now and I think before he thought people would cross the street if he was walking toward you. Now he’s an integral part of the group. People trust him and I think he’s accepted that trust.”