“F*ck you guys, I’ll see you in the morning”Norman Reedus shoots compound bows off his back patio, drinks alone, and will never direct an episode of The Walking Dead. We grill our next cover star.
During the six months or so of filming The Walking Dead every year, Norman Reedus, unlike most of his castmates, lives in Senoia, Georgia.
The small town outside Atlanta serves as a respite from the zombie apocalypse and offers Reedus some much-needed tranquility.
“I [normally] live in Manhattan. The woods are paradise to me,” the cover star says in the upcoming September edition of The Red Bulletin. “I ride motorcycles, blow up fireworks, and shoot compound bows off my back patio. It’s magical. I’m one of those people who when I’m done with work I don’t want to talk to anyone. It’s not, ‘let’s go out for drinks.’ It’s, ‘Fuck you guys, I’ll see you in the morning.’ I don’t get lonely. I like having that moment to decompress and get ready for the next day.”
It’s not all solitary. Reedus did invite the entire cast over to his house for a cookout before filming this recent season, according to Andrew Lincoln, who plays Sheriff Rick Grimes. In fact, Reedus enjoys the company he keeps so much, it’ll keep him from fulfilling the ultimate actor cliche: “They ask me every year whether I want to direct an episode of The Walking Dead. And I say no, because I don’t want to direct my friends,” he told the magazine “I think it would be weird for me to be like ‘hey, you should do this.’ It’s a band of brothers on that and I’m very happy to be Robin to Batman.”
The September issue of The Red Bulletin featuring Norman Reedus, an airboat and an alligator, appears on newsstands on Aug. 11.