The Walking Dead’s Norman Reedus told Conan O’Brien the lengths he’s gone to in his prank war with Andrew Lincoln.
Stories about “prank wars” behind the scenes on movies and television shows are a talk show cliche at this point. Still, every once and a while one comes along that is worth a little extra attention. That is the certainly the case when it comes to The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus and Andrew Lincoln.
Reedus and Lincoln both started on The Walking Dead when it premiered back in 2010. The two actors became fast friends and that off-camera friendship has become a highlight for TWD fans.
Given the intense nature of The Walking Dead, it’s not surprising to hear that the cast has looked for ways to lighten the mood. Pranks are a sure-fire way to do that but typically require a strong relationship between those engaging in the war.
On Conan, Reedus revealed that his longstanding prank war with Lincoln is getting a little one-sided. It sound like nothing is off limits and Reedus is willing to take things to the next level in order to win.
Cars are a popular target in any prank wars. Late night television fans can probably recall how cars have been used in pranks between Jimmy Kimmel and John Krasinski. Glitter in the air conditioning makes everything else sound like child’s play.
Andre Lincoln and Norman Reedus are used to getting covered in some pretty nasty stuff. Filming a zombie apocalypse show means a lot of fake blood and guts are need on set. But someone that sounds a lot better than being doused in glitter every time you turn on the air conditioner.
As far as Lincoln’s attempt at revenge, it didn’t go as smoothly as he planned. Safe to say he learned his lesson that when it comes to glitter, there is no beating Norman Reedus.
With Andrew Lincoln no longer on The Walking Dead, chances are he is safe from Norman Reedus’ pranks for now. When and if that changes, you can be sure the story will be shared somewhere in late night television.