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‘Walking Dead’ Breakout Cooper Andrews Reveals How He Cracked Up Andrew Lincoln

Subtle gesture helped new cast member endear himself to series star

“The Walking Dead” actor Cooper Andrews has been cracking fans up all season, and even star Andrew Lincoln is not immune to the hilarity.

“I do this thing where he’s coming up very serious and I just wave at him very happily,” Andrews told TheWrap of Episode 9, when Rick approaches King Ezekiel, head of The Kingdom survivors community. “After the take Andy, who’s awesome, comes up and says, ‘You just waved at me. That is awesome! Do that every time. Who does that?'”

Andrews plays Jerry, the faithful ax-toting steward of King Ezekiel (Khary Payton). Coincidentally, Andrews was a big fan of Payton’s long before they worked together.

“Khary was on this animation called ‘Young Justice,'” he said. “I was a huge fan of the cartoon. It’s my favorite cartoon period. I had literally binged it the weekend before I met him before I knew he was going to be on the show. It’s been an amazing experience getting to work with him because he is so awesome.”

Andrews has been involved in show business for some time now, but admits this is his most high-profile role to date. But that has had some unintended consequences.

“If I’m at the gym or something, people will recognize me,” he said. “They’ll be in the middle of a lift and just stare at me. One guy was doing curls and just staring at me as he was doing these heavy curls. So picture this really muscle bound guy staring at you while he’s curling.”

“The Walking Dead” airs Sunday at 9 p.m./8c on AMC.

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