The Walking Dead has, um, very dedicated fans. Some choose to show their love for AMC’s zombie series by cracking codes, while others prefer a more direct approach. Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan, is still relatively new to the world of Walking Dead, so unless there’s an underground Fred Claus society I don’t know about, he’s probably not used to this level of attention.
Morgan was a guest on Tuesday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show, where he talked about certain viewers who have a hard time differentiating between the real world and TV. “It’s mostly women who I get really weird fan mail from,” he said. “Like, they just want to be, I don’t know, gagged and tied up and beat on a little bit.” It’s not exclusively females, though: “I see [men] come up and size themselves up next to me, kind of puffing out their chest.”
Playing Negan has had a major impact on Morgan’s life, even in his own house. Morgan’s six-year-old son doesn’t watch the show, obviously, but he has “his own baseball bat. He’s got a little Lucille.” One day, he told his dad that he was “playing Negan” in the family chicken coop. “He comes bounding out of the chicken coop and he’s dressed full Negan with the baseball bat,” Morgan said, expecting the worst. Thankfully, the boy left the poultry alone.
You never want to go full Negan. Listen to the full episode below.
(Via the Howard Stern Show)