Negan actor talks about the kind of fan mail he recieves
The Walking Dead star Jeffrey Dean Morgan has revealed how he receives “weird” sexual requests from the show’s fans.
Morgan joined the US zombie drama as notorious baddie Negan at the end of season six. The opening episode of the current seventh season revealed which two characters Negan killed in the previous season’s finale.
The actor appeared on Howard Stern’s radio show this week when he said: “It’s mostly women who I get really weird fan mail from. Like, they just want to be, I don’t know, gagged and tied up and beat on a little bit.”
Morgan previously said that he was “completely drained” emotionally when filming the season seven opener. “All of that was hard. It got to the point where I didn’t want to do it anymore,” he said.
Viewing figures for The Walking Dead have plummeted in the US since the opening episode of season seven.
The premiere debuted to 17.1 million people, and became the second-highest rated episode in the show’s history. Since then, the number of Walking Dead viewers has declined. The fifth episode of the season, which aired last week, drew less than 11 million viewers.
It’s the first time the show has had less than 11 million viewers since season three. The reason for the decline is unclear but one theory is that fans are not happy with the format of the season, with each episode jumping to a different story and set of characters.
It was also recently confirmed that The Walking Dead has been renewed for an eighth season. Season Eight will premiere in late 2017, kicking off with the show’s 100th episode.