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Andrew Lincoln on Negan: The Greatest Entrance Ever Written

Published on March 30th, 2016 | Updated on June 6th, 2016 | By FanFest

Not only are we getting ready for the season 6 finale (April 3 ), but we are mentally preparing ourselves for the arrival of Negan. Rick
himself, Andrew Lincoln has a few words of advice for us.

“Just get ready, man. Just get ready.”- Lincoln.

Greg Nicotero is directing the finale, so we know it’s going to be a good one. But just how good?

“I read the script and I went, ‘This is the greatest entrance ever written.’” – Lincoln.

This is good news to us fans and for Negan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

“We’ve been talking about this guy for a long time. It’s probably the most important casting since Rick, really. Everybody needs a hero, but I
think they probably need a really good baddie even more. Negan’s incredibly charismatic. In this deranged society, there is a kind of logic to the way that he is running the place. He runs a tight ship, I’ll tell you that much. I’m actually very impressed. I doff my cap to this man!”-

Lincoln went on to admit that there may be a little jealously behind the scenes.

“All of the guys were going, ‘Aw, man. I wish I had gotten this guy!’ It’s incredible. Although it’s also kind of unbearable. Norman and I were like, ‘Ugh, all the girls on set are gonna love him.’” – Lincoln.

But that jealously doesn’t get in the way of the family bond the cast has created. Everyone involved in the show has such a deep appreciation for one another, as we, the fans, have seen since day one, and it continues to show, even onto those characters whose arrivals mean the deaths of others.

“Jeffrey’s such a great guy and I’ve been a huge admirer of his since he played the Comedian [in Watchmen] and everything else he’s done.
We’re going to have a lot of fun. Honestly, we are so thrilled to have him. We’re lucky people.” – Lincoln.

So I can’t wait for Sunday! It’s a 90 minute episode. And as for the rest of the episode Lincoln adds, “It’s an incredibly brilliant and well constructed and tense final episode. It’s really dark, man. It’s really dark.”

I’m literally shivering with anticipation!!!



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