“It’s hard not to look cool while holding a crossbow”
In an interview with MTV last year, when asked why people thought his character on The Walking Dead was so cool, Norman Reedus responded that “it’s hard not to look cool while holding a crossbow”. And I have to say, I agree.
He also mentioned how much love he gets from fans of the show, which to me is no surprise as his character is cool as…(insert example or word of choice here, I am pretty sure he is as cool as anything you can think of). I don’t know if it is just because Daryl is such a badass, or that he gets some of the best zombie kills – or if it is just the fact that he just gets the job done. No drama, no hunting for a wayward child who should indeed be in the house (damnit Carl)…Unless of course you count his obsessive quest to find the wayward Sophia (who was unfortunately and unbeknownst to him zombieing it up in the barn). Nope, Daryl Dixon is a man of action and is silently powerful. I wouldn’t mind seeing him play leader of the group for a bit.
I love how Reedus plays the role. There is a subtlety and vulnerability that is hinted at under the surface (which along with the scars point towards an abusive childhood) and it is a pure testament to Reedus’s skills that Daryl doesn’t just come off as a dumb redneck. It is a far cry from his role as troubled, reclusive artist in the 2000 film, Gossip and it is one that is making him a bit of a legend in zombie loving circles.
Another bonus of playing Daryl Dixon is the fact that he has his own Hello Kitty character, he even has his own “Daryl Hello Kitty” iPhone cover (some people have it all).
What do you think of Norman Reedus’s character Daryl Dixon? Is he the baddest badass in The Walking Dead? Do you like his Hello Kitty iPhone cover? Would Daryl make your “surviving the zombie apocalypse team”? Sound off in the comments section and let me know.
Img Source: Deviant Geek Girl and Reedus Remedy