The Walking Dead panel at San Diego Comic-Con panel began with a very somber note: a tribute to John Bernecker, the stuntman who tragically died on set last week. After that touching remembrance, the cast and crew took fan questions, which allowed for a lighter tone during the rest of the event.
As always, the cast members kept the audience entertained — here are some of the best reveals from TWD's #SDCC2017 panel:
Andrew Lincoln Kept Driving On The Wrong Side Of The Road In Season 1
Discussing his first day shooting, TWD star Andrew Lincoln recalled an interesting memory with Jon Bernthal. The latter actor was injured, so Lincoln had to do all of the driving. Since Lincoln grew up in England, he kept forgetting which side of the road to drive on. Atlanta is definitely not London.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan Is Not A Fan Of Negan's Leather Jacket
A fan asked Jeffrey Dean Morgan about what the actor likes best (and least) about his character, Negan. Morgan shared that Negan's sense of humor is his favorite quality; he believes it's vital in the post-apocalyptic world. But Morgan playfully shared that wearing Negan's leather jacket is intolerable in Georgia's 110-degree heat.
The Cast Makes Fun Of Andrew Lincoln's Pronunciation Of 'Carl'
Fans of #TheWalkingDead are very familiar with the memes and ongoing joke regarding Rick Grimes's pronunciation of his son's name. Apparently Andrew Lincoln isn't quite in on the joke, because at one point the cast members made fun of him for it.
Even with the #SDCC2017 attendees laughing out loud, Lincoln hilariously still didn't get why his pronunciation is wrong.
Negan's Battle With The FCC
Comic book readers might recognize that Negan's dialogue is a little more graphic and raw on paper, so when a fan asked how the series gets Negan's intensity on-screen, Morgan broke it down with a swearing guideline TWD abides by: "We're allowed seven sh*ts, a few goddamns.....and no f*cks."
Norman Reedus Is Working On A Nickname For Maggie's Baby
A fan asked Norman Reedus if Daryl will be giving baby Rhee a nickname since he coined 'Lil Ass Kicker' for Judith. Reedus said he doesn't have one just yet, and that Judith's nickname was a tough act to follow — but the question got the wheels turning, so stay tuned.
Khary Payton Doesn't Need Extra Comedic Moments Because He Has Jerry And Shiva
When asked whether the cast craves more comedic moments in the show, Payton chimed in that sharing scenes with the character of Jerry — and a fake tiger — is enough comedy for him. There is also a running joke that the cast wants a musical episode.
Another #TWD panel is in the books, and with it came a much deeper look into the next chapter for the series. Thankfully we won't have much longer to wait when the series' hundredth episode airs this fall.
The Walking Dead returns Sunday, October 22nd on AMC.
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