Even though Andrea only clipped Daryl in the side of the head with a bullet, Laurie Holden, the actress who plays Andrea, started getting death threats from Walking Dead viewers. Norman Reedus said, “She came to the set and was freaking out: ‘People want to kill me!’ I was like, ‘Come on.’ And the next day: ‘Norman, I’m terrified. People are threatening my life!’”
In order to diffuse the situation, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd asked Norman Reedus to take a picture with Laurie Holden and say “Hey, we’re buddies. Don’t be mean to her, she’s just playing a part.”
So that’s exactly what Norman Reedus did. He took photos with Laurie Holden and sent them out to let Walking Dead fans know that Laurie is just playing the part of Andrea.