WTF is going on here?!?!?! Andrew Lincoln aka Rick Grimes is clean-shaven now, clean-shaven! Why the heck would he just decide to shave that amazingly gruff beard he has been sporting so masterfully for so long all of a sudden?
According to the man himself, it is for the hit zombie apocalyptic show he stars in, AMC's The Walking Dead. His explanation to The Hollywood Reporter goes as follows:
It's an extraordinary and interesting thing that goes down. I can't really go into it because I don't want to spoil it.
Okay? What, does Gareth (leader at Terminus) force Rick (Lincoln's character in 'TWD'), at gunpoint, to shave his beard so that he will become edible, if Gareth and the rest of those "Termites" really are cannibals? Or, did a walker take a big chunk of his beard off, only to force Rick to shave the rest of it off later? What gives, people?
So, it seems like the makers of this show are not content with just killing off a few major characters. It's not enough for them to break our hearts and have someone we have come to care for die. Oh, no, they won't stop there. Instead, they have to take it a step further and begin murdering facial hair as well, just to add insult to injury, or insult to tears. Oh well, nothing much we can do about it, I guess.
All I know is that if it indeed took an "extraordinary and interesting event" to compel Rick to shave, then we are in for a thrill ride when The Walking Dead returns.
Speaking of its return, season five will debut this Sunday (FINALLY!!!), October 12th. Don't freaking miss it! Anyone else wondering exactly when Rick will appear without his patented beard?
Here's a recent look at clean-shaven Andrew Lincoln at the season five premiere at Universal Studios:
Like the new look?
[Source: Huff Post]
[Images from: AMC Blog, Huff Post]