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The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus: Daryl Dixon Is "Prison Gay"

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I did not realize that Daryl Dixon was supposed to be a gay character:

We’ve heard from Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman about object d’affection Daryl Dixon’s sexual ambiguity, and now we’re hearing from the actor who embodies Daryl himself.

In an interview with GQ, Norman Reedus (Daryl) claims that our favorite zombie killer is “prison gay.”

I remember Frank Darabont, after the first season we were at a party in LA, He said, ‘I’ve got an idea for Daryl. He’s gay. Would you be interested in that?’ I was like, ‘Let me hear you out.’ He said, ‘Well, he’s prison gay—like, you’ll catch him looking at a member of the same sex, but if you mention it to him, he’ll just stab you and be like what the fuck?—he will never admit it.’ I was like, ‘That’ll blow minds—let’s do that.’ And he said, ‘I knew I hired you for a reason.’


I like playing all these different things. Daryl’s not the type of guy who’s gonna throw somebody up against a tree in the moonlight. I don’t see him as having that kind of confidence. You could drop him off in the middle of the woods with a stick and he’ll come back well fed and doing well, but I don’t think in matters of the heart he’s real secure.

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