When you're supposed to be the worst villain of the season, it's expected that you'll be ruffling a few feathers and riling a few people. But you know an actor does his job and then some when he takes it to heart and goes lengths for his craft.
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, whom everyone knows to be the very hate-inducing Negan in The Walking Dead, revealed to Entertainment Weekly that he makes it a point to rile up co-actor Andrew Lincoln even in the outtakes just to get into Rick's head.
"I know I'm doing my job the more mad Andy Lincoln gets. So if off-camera he's screaming and swearing between takes, between takes, I know me and Negan are doing our job and I've gotten him pretty riled up."
Of course, it doesn't end there, as Morgan does admit that afterwards, they apologize and go back to being friends after the shoot's over.
Morgan is a great actor even before he got the Negan gig. But the actor admits that this gig had been one of the best experiences he's had so far.
"I've just never had more fun playing a character. He's really complicated and it's a lot of work. A lot goes into what you will see on the screen with this character. But I go home every night thinking, oh my God, that is the most fun I've ever had. I love the challenge of bringing him to life."
Based on the past few episodes, we have seen Morgan have his share of fun. You can catch yourself being victim to his hate-baiting when you're just ready to throw something at your TV. The Walking Dead's fourth episode this season may have been a little off--he was more annoying than angering--but we hope the showrunners will remedy this in the coming episodes.
The Walking Dead airs Sundays, 9:00 p.m. on AMC.