Part I: You Drink Old Fashioneds I F*** Old Fashioneds
Norman Reedus: I did this thing today, they were telling me that you were trying to fuck Joan Rivers or something like that? You were saying you wanted to fuck Joan Rivers, like you were trying to make out with her or something?
Eric André: I’d fuck the shit out of her. Mhm. Well she—
What’s up with Joan Rivers?
We didn’t fuck, but she fingered me, if you can imagine that.
What’s your obsession with Joan Rivers? What is it?
I like ‘em old, man. I like ‘em old fashioned. You drink old fashioneds, I fuck old fashioneds.
And then also with the toe su—
I don’t even- I don’t even- I don’t even use condoms anymore, I stick my dick in rubbing alcohol and hope for the best.
And what’s up with the toe sucking? I know when I did your show, there was a lot of toe sucking going on.
I’m a sick man, dude. I like my fetishes.
Part 2: Somebody Asked Me to Be In a Play
Let me turn the tables up here, cause I do want you to answer this.
I heard that you… This is what I read online, and it’s so crazy… You put on novelty glasses at a party and started screaming? And some like director came up and was like “You, you’re the star of my next play.”
Yeah, it was, something like that happened.
How did that happen? You just put on oversizes glasses and you were like “AAAAAAH!” And they were like *claps* *points*
A friend of mine took me to a party after I quit my job at a motorcycle shop. And then took me to this party to make me feel better and - there’s more to the story I won’t tell you, I won’t tell you - but I ended up going up on a second level of a living room and I took this girl’s big glasses and one of the arms was missing, and I started screaming at everybody cause I thought that they were all stupid. And somebody asked me to be in a play. And then the guy that took me to the party said “Who was that hot chick you were talking to?” And I’m like “Yeah, nobody,” and somehow that turned into us going for pizza and that person coming to meet us, and then I did a play. And then someone - an agent from LA - saw me in a play, the first night.
Part 3: Would You Rather
Change your name to Jeffrey Dahmer or Osama Bin Laden?
Hmmm…. Osama Bin Dahmer. Boom. Or Jeffrey Bin Laden would be…
That’s even better.
I think Jeffrey Dahmer, that has a nice ring to it. He’s gotten a bit out of the public eye for so long, it would like bring a, nostalgia would sweep over people once they said my name.
Okay, I love it… Okay, have to tell your neighbors you’re a sex offender, or walk around with a vibrator up your butt for a week? You can’t turn it off.
Well. Walking around with a vibrator for a whole week—
That’s also called business as usual. But I think vibrator up the butt. Yeah, vibrator, I’d sit on a vibrator. For you, I’d sit on a vibrator any day, brother.
(mod note: Okay this is officially the best “interview” I’ve transcribed, thank you so much for the request. I am proud to add it to the blog. Also you guys have to go to 0:2 and, 0:42, and listen to his laugh [direct link to video here])
Who should Daryl sleep with? Should the crossbow aficionado cut his hair? The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus wants everyone to just calm down.
For three and a half years he’s been the object of cult-like fan love. Crowds amass to catch a glimpse whenever he leaves The Walking Dead’s set in Georgia. “If Daryl Dies, We Riot” is a slogan turned merchandise gold. And while he isn’t married, there’s more than one “Mrs. Reedus” on his Twitter feed. Norman Reedus, alternately known as crossbow aficionado Daryl Dixon on AMC’s zombie show, is cool with most of the attention. There are a few things he’s pretty much sick of though—enough to make him consider quitting social media. Chief among these is hearing about Daryl’s supposed “romances.”
“It’s not a reality show,” he says of how some viewers pair Daryl up with Carol (Melissa McBride) or, most recently, Beth (Emily Kinney). (Daryl himself has never shown more than close friendship with any female on the show.) And don’t even get Reedus started on the people nagging him to cut his hair.
The Daily Beast caught up with Reedus to talk about the crazies, True Detective, and Daryl’s latest plot twists.
What do you think it is about Beth that’s allowed Daryl to open up?
She’s so honest, there’s not a bad bone in her body. She’s such a non-threatening person. I think them being in this situation and him protecting her and her becoming a light in the tunnel for this guy [has got him] following her lead and showing him hope. I think that that’s something that he finds very brave and he looks up to her in that way. They’ve sort of adopted each other.
March 9, 2014
Actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC’s The Walking Dead, talks about the inspiration behind Daryl’s infamous scowl and how he welcomes new actors on the show.
Daryl has really emerged as a fan favorite character. When you signed up for the role, did you ever think that he would be so lovable?
I’m trying to make him lovable here and there, but not too lovable.
He’s also one of a dwindling group of characters who have been on the show since the beginning. What’s the secret to his longevity?
Oh man, I don’t know what the secret is. Everyone that has met their end has been such a rich character, and those actors have brought those characters to life in such great ways. I don’t think anybody is going to die in a hospital bed smiling with all their loved ones around holding hands.
Fans have their own methods for trying to predict what is going to happen on the show. What do the actors do?
We get the scripts right before we shoot them. I sometimes hear rumors of certain directions we’ll take, and sometimes they’re right and sometimes they’re wrong. But nobody knows their character’s arc. Even when we do roundtables when the show kicks off, we have all these interviewers and they say, “Oh, we’ve watched the first two episodes, and this is what I think is happening.” They’re usually wrong, and they just watched it! So Scott and the writers are very good at keeping those secrets to themselves. The whole arc of the show in general is locked somewhere in a vault in Scott Gimple’s brain.
Norman Reedus’ Daryl Dixon got his first real chance to process his emotions related to the prison siege, during Sunday night’s episode of AMC’s “The Walking Dead.”
“The deal was — we said in previous episodes — like we thought The Governor was gone. I say to Michonne, ‘The trail went cold and you should stop looking, and if it didn’t, I’d have been right out there with you.’ That’s why he blames himself so much for stopping to look for The Governor,” Norman told AccessHollywood.com about the guilt that was plaguing Daryl in the second half of Season 4 — guilt which came out in a flood of emotions in the episode “Still.”
Reedus got to show off a host of layers to Daryl on Sunday, including that guilt and the pain his character felt over not protecting the prison community better, for losing friends, and for ending up nearly alone.
And, with Beth (Emily Kinney) there to talk with, a vulnerable Daryl addressed his past – the one before the apocalypse. And, in turn, he found support for the changes he’s made, changes that have turned him into the show’s reluctant hero.
From that backwards hug, to Beth’s comment that Daryl will be the last one left, AccessHollywood.com discussed all the big moments in “Still” with Norman.
AccessHollywood.com: Do you think people are starting to – for some of the people who had reservations about Beth – are starting to warm to her more now that she’s with Daryl and she’s learning some survival skills?
Norman Reedus: Well, I just think she hasn’t had a whole lot of screen time and she’s such a good actress and such a good character and she’s so good. Like you can’t imagine another Beth besides Emily. She’s just so good. In that episode, all I had to do was watch her. I got very lucky with the actresses on the show who I got paired up with — with her and with Melissa [McBride, who plays Carol], I don’t have to do much, I just have to watch ‘em, ‘cause they’re both such honest people. And the other thing I always liked about Emily, watching her on the show and acting with her and doing scenes was that she’s just a doer. If there’s a scene where she walks over and picks up a cup, she doesn’t look at the camera, she doesn’t do anything. She just walks over and picks up a cup. It’s great to watch her because she’s such a natural, honest talent and you know that stuff on the porch when she’s talking about her past, and talking about her future and her family and stuff? There wasn’t a dry eye on set. She’s really, really good, and I think getting the opportunity to watch her shine is such a gift for all of us and I know it was for me there.
We’ve been delivering relentless scoop to you about season 4 of The Walking Dead for the past few months. There have been first look photos, sexy-time GIFs, and videos of the cast telling us what to expect when the premiere rolls around on Oct. 13. But let’s put all that aside for now to share a fun moment from the set. I was chatting with Norman Reedus in his trailer at night while we waited out a rain storm that was holding up shooting for the evening. Reedus was cradling a big — and what I sincerely hope and have to assume was fake — shotgun in his arms while we spoke. Then a knock came on the door, and Reedus immediately pointed the phony firearm in that direction. Well, who should happen to walk in but Andrew Lincoln, also looking to kill…some time. He came in and plopped himself on the floor. Presented now for your enjoyment is a snippet of the conversation that followed.
On “The Walking Dead,” Norman Reedus plays Daryl Dixon, a rough-around-the-edges hick with a heart of gold — and a penchant for employing a crossbow to shoot zombies in the face. In real life, he’s a 45-year-old dad who orders in french fries via Seamless, eating them in his Chinatown pad while lounging in a onesie that he says resembles a cat costume.
“People think I’m this angry, surly, ready-to-start-a-fight guy, but I’m kind of a pussycat,” he tells The Post. “I’m kind of a wimp. I don’t like confrontation at all, anywhere. I don’t even like to watch other people have confrontations.”
(Source: New York Post)