When Jeffrey Dean Morgan heard he was being offered the role of Negan on The Walking Dead, he emphatically said "Yes," with a slew of F-words. How fitting.
However, when his mom found out he got the role, it was a different story. The actor appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers last night and told the story.
"When I took the show, she was like, 'What does this mean with The Good Wife?'" Morgan told Meyers. "She was devastated that this could be the end. I was like, 'Mom, keep your pants on. We'll see what happens.' "
"He's a game-changer. It's a complete 180 from what I'm doing on The Good Wife, which as an actor is a dream come true," Morgan said of playing the villain. "I get to be the biggest ass in the world."
The Walking Dead returns February 14 at 9 PM ET on AMC.