Following a make-out session with his new beloved baseball bat girlfriend, Lucille, Jeffrey Dean Morgan appeared on Opie With Jim Norton's show to talk about his upcoming role as Negan on The Walking Dead.
Morgan opened up a bit about the character he'll be playing, "Soon-ish" on the AMC series, saying, "This guy is a no nonsense kind of guy." As fans of the comics, we know that, but Morgan elaborated a bit more for those who aren't familiar with the Image/Skybound comic. "He's gonna put the hurt on people but he's also got a great sense of humor."
However, those of us who know The Walking Dead comics, know that Morgan's character has a colorful vocabulary, to say the least. "Every other word is f---, f---ing, f---ity, f---!" Morgan semi-joked.
Surely, it will be tough for AMC to pull of the character as menacingly as Robert Kirkman did in the comics under the FCC's censorship, but it looks like AMC is looking to continue pushing the limits on what is acceptable on cable television. "I know that in talking to the producers and Kirkman that they're making pleas to AMC," Morgan started. "They're gonna push it as far as they can because it's really important to this character. It's a lot of how he expresses himself. Look, I'm prepared to swear up a storm and gleefully."
"They show some stuff visually that is way worse than saying 'F---,'" he added. That's true. We've seen heads smashed in car trunks. We've seen arms and heads sliced off. Depending on your view of violence and language, Morgan isn't wrong.
Negan's existence in the world of The Walking Dead was first confirmed in the prologue for the upcoming second half of season six. A faction of his group, The Saviors, stopped Daryl, Abraham, and Sasha and demanded they hand over all of their property, saying it now belongs to Negan.
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The Walking Dead returns February 14, 2016.