On the set for AMC’s grim survival-horror series The Walking Dead, the main cast and the zombie cast eat separately during lunch breaks. Sounds about half as grim and foreboding as the show itself, but actually the main cast have a lot of fun on set. And it turns out Norman Reedus, the guy who plays Daryl Dixon, is a dab hand at playing really mean pranks on his castmates – specifically Andrew Lincoln, the man who plays the show’s main protagonist, Rick Grimes.
It’s been named a ‘prank war’, but really it’s fairly one-sided. So far in the continuing exchange of cruel practical jokes, Reedus has put a Daryl Dixon license plate on Lincoln’s car – which went unnoticed for weeks – filled his trailer with chickens, and got him to ask ‘Where’s the toilet?’ in Japanese, telling him it meant ‘thank you’. And now he’s pulled off possibly his meanest and most irrevocable prank yet: putting glitter in the air conditioning unit on Lincoln’s car, glitter Lincoln will probably never be able to totally remove. In the video below, you’ll see him looking dazed and saying “It’s still going, dude… how much did you fucking put in here?”
Lincoln’s only tallied up one point against Reedus so far: getting a zombie to jump out and scare him during a press junket.
The war continues…