The Walking Dead fans now know which team in this year’s World Series the leader of the Saviors is going to be rooting for.
TMZ caught Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays Negan on AMC’s The Walking Dead, at LAX airport and asked whether he’d be in the corner of the National League’s Los Angeles Dodgers or the American League’s Houston Astros.
“Oh, I’m going to give it to the Dodgers,” Morgan said. “I mean, I’m in LA right now, so that’s the right answer. If I was in Houston...”
Morgan then noted that he’s from Seattle, and so he’s a “Mariners boy” at heart. This year, he was hoping to see the New York Yankees in the World Series. When the fan suggested that Morgan should be backing the Dodgers because the Astros eliminated the Yankees, Morgan said the theory was solid.
Morgan was then asked which specific Dodgers player he’d want to unwrap the barbed wire on Lucille to use the bat in a game, to which Morgan joked, “Why do you have to unwrap the barbed wire?”
“I wanted [Aaron] Judge to use it in New York, so I don’t know,” Morgan said. “I’d have to think of my favorite LA guy.”
When Kiki Hernandez was suggested to him, Morgan felt like that was an acceptable idea.
The conversation with Morgan closed with the TMZ reporter saying he hopes Negan doesn’t die on this season of The Walking Dead.
“I hope so too!” Morgan replied.
Rick Grimes already had a chance to finish off Negan. In a previous interview, showrunner Scott Gimple explained why Rick didn’t just kill Negan.
"What shouldn't be glossed over is Rick is offering surrender to everyone else,” Gimple said. “He wants them to, more or less, be on his side after that. If he just shot Negan there, that would have been a shortcut to the war. He was making a play to not be in full violence with these people because you see what happens after that. The next step for everybody is pretty heavy and intense. If in
The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.