The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) is currently packing heat on the October 2014 cover of Men’s Fitness. Life is good.
But, when you think about it, it is kind of weird that the guy holding signs for Keira Knightley in Love, Actually is now a 40-year-old action hero. Andy isn’t just a badass leading man on AMC’s No. 1 ratings darling, though — he’s also become a heartthrob and a sex symbol. Part of that has to be tied to the physical transformation of his character, Rick Grimes, from the pale, clean-shaven sheriff’s deputy of Season 1 to the bearded man who bites people’s necks off in late Season 4/early Season 5.
Andy told Men’s Fitness he hired a trainer for the first time last season, to help him bulk up. He said he’s usually more of a runner than a gym guy, but his trainer made him stop the distance running and add free weights to build some mass. Andy also said he (shudder) cut carbs and sugar out of his diet, even though it wasn’t easy or fun. “Why would you want to do that to yourself, man?” he asked. Good question.
Watch the video below to see Andy behind-the-scenes of his Men’s Fitness shoot; he talks about going on a diet for the first time in his life, and you can see cool black-and-white shots of the British actor a horse, making him look like a retro Western star. Nice.
The Walking Dead (season 2) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
We have the latest for you on the spoilers, trailer, premiere, characters, plot and latest news of the Walking Dead season 5. Set to premiere this October 12th, the Walking Dead season 5 will see Rick Grimes and his people having to encounter survivors of Terminus. Though details about the new season are scarce, producers have promised fans that if they are looking forward to this new season, they have a lot in store for them for it has some crazy plot points that will have them edged to their seats.
A sequence of photos, uploaded on a tweet feed posted by Norman Reedus who plays the role of Daryl, reveal or give a hint of what is to be expected in the season. In one of the photos, Reedus can be seen with make-up artist and producer, Greg Nicotero in one of the take scenes.
“Nicotero n I just got hitched,” one tweet said. “I said yes,” Reedus tweeted a few hours later. “Divorced,” the final tweet said.
In the photos tweeted, all show Reedus hands in some sort of bloody effect which is a hint. Going back to the comic series one can understand the hint as it’s similar to Rick Grimes’s first encounter with the governor which in turn had him have one of his hands chopped off. Seeing as how things turned out, it seems that one of the characters might suffer the same fate as Rick, an amputation but according to the tweets it looks like it is Daryl’s fate. But maybe it’s just Reedus playing around with the minds of the fans as the last tweeted picture depicts a ringed finger. (more…)
Andrew Lincoln and Norman Reedus in The Walking Dead
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09/04/2014 AT 09:00 AM EDT
Looks like Terminus really wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Last season on The Walking Dead, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and his people risked their lives searching for the mysterious sanctuary – only to be taken hostage. Rick cursed their captors, vowing, “They’re going to feel pretty stupid when they find out … that they’re screwing with the wrong people.”
In a still from Season 5 shared exclusively with PEOPLE, Rick seems to be keeping his promise, armed and ready for the fight alongside Daryl (Norman Reedus).
Andrew Lincoln tells us what to expect in season 5
The Walking Dead has shown us some of the most disturbing imagery on television the past four years. But if star Andrew Lincoln is to be believed, we haven’t seen anything yet. And a lot of that is due to the fact that the man Lincoln plays, Rick Grimes, is pretty much done messing around.
“The show is the same story moving forward,” Lincoln told us about season 5 (which debuts Oct. 12 on AMC) after getting good and bloody for his EW cover shoot. “But because their leader is incredibly uncompromising, I think he is dragging a lot of those people into a place that is darker, more brutal, and there will be fallout from that. So it feels like it’s a more grown-up show. It fees like we’re heading into the heart of darkness. Brutal is the word for this season. It’s always been pretty intense, but this season I think is very hard hitting. People should be prepared for that, I think.”
This is the Rick viewers most assuredly need after watching him mope around on-and-off for two seasons after having very bad thing in the world happen to him. And it’s the Rick that the rest of the survivors need as well if they are going to continue to keep on keeping on. “Rick is probably at the most complete place he’s been ever since the apocalypse started,” says Lincoln. “He’s a man who doesn’t doubt himself anymore, and he’s accepted his brutality as much as his humanity. So I think he’s in an incredibly powerful and dangerous place.”
Of course, that could be bad news for Gareth and the Terminus gang, as well as anyone else who dares oppose Mr. Grimes. “You stand alongside Rick, you’re family. You stand in opposition to him, you’re a problem.”
Source – http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/09/03/the-walking-dead-andrew-lincoln-rick-season-5-brutal/