‘Walking Dead’ Star Andrew Lincoln Admits His ‘Love Actually’ Character ‘Is a Stalker’

“I quite like the fact that I’m in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl,” Lincoln tells TheWrap

“Love Actually” has officially become a rom-com for the ages, but some have been forced to take a second look at a now iconic scene involving Andrew Lincoln and Keira Knightley.

There has been a recent debate surrounding Lincoln’s character with some claiming that he exhibits stalker tendencies. TheWrap spoke with Lincoln ahead of the midseason premiere of “The Walking Dead” and got his thoughts on the controversy.

“He is a stalker,” he said with a laugh. “That was my question to Richard Curtis, ‘Do you not think we’re sort of borderline stalker territory here?’ And he said, ‘No, no. Not with you playing it, darling. You’ll be alright.'”

In the scene, Lincoln’s character Mark uses a series of large note cards to profess his love to Knightley’s character, who is married to his best friend. She doesn’t end up with Mark in the end, but does give him a parting kiss.

“I quite like the fact that I’m in one of the most romantic movies playing the only guy who doesn’t get the girl,” he said. “It’s like I did this film called ‘Moonshot.’ Everybody else got to the moon and I was the only guy who didn’t go. So I think it’s a running thing in my characters. I’m the guy who doesn’t get the girl or go to the moon.”

Fans hoping to see Lincoln get the girl will get their chance as his “Walking Dead” character Rick Grimes has begun a relationship with Alexandria resident Jessie (Alexandra Breckenridge).

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