Life on “The Walking Dead” set without Andrew Lincoln is pretty freakin’ weird, according to star Norman Reedus.
“It’s been weird as f–, I won’t lie,” Reedus said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly when asked what it’s been like filming without Lincoln. “I still send him scripts. When no one’s looking, I email him scripts, and he gives me notes still to this day. It was weird, I have to tell you.”
Reedus said the weirdest part wasn’t actually filming without the leading man, but instead, he misses hanging out with Lincoln on set.
“I’ve never not had lunch in my trailer with him in nine years,” he said. “We always get my lunch and go back to my trailer, the two of us. So I just kinda sat there quietly, like, where the f— is Andy right now?”
“That was the hardest part for me. It’s all healed itself, but I have to say eating lunch by myself in my trailer was really, really weird. It made me really depressed. In my trailer right now, one of the chairs in there is covered in blood and it’s from Andy Lincoln’s last day. He had somebody’s blood all over him, and he left my chair covered in blood. And I still won’t let the cleaning guys clean off that chair, because that bloody chair reminds me of Andy every day. The whole trailer’s really clean except for one chair that’s covered in blood.”
Reedus also recalled having some fun on Lincoln’s final day — and sneaking into his last shot.
“The very last scene that we shot, he’s supposed to smile,” Reedus said. “He was supposed to smile, and it was a close-up. So I kept sneaking in and tickling his feet and making him smile on this one line. And I thought it was funny. And he liked it. He kept asking me to keep doing it. So the last scene that he shot on this show, I’m below camera tickling his feet.”