When push came to shove on The Walking Dead set, it also came to Andrew Lincoln accidentally punching Jeffrey Dean Morgan in the face.
Spoilers for The Walking Dead Episode 8x08, How It's Gotta Be, follow.
When Rick and Negan finally threw down in The Walking Dead's midseason finale, it was clear the actors and stunt doubles were bringing everything they had to capture the true hatred between the opposing leaders. In one take which required Lincoln and Morgan to go at it, Lincoln actually landed a punch on his co-star!
"It was fun," Lincoln told ComicBook.com of the scene. The only regret I have is I did actually punch him. He actually took it like a champ. I continued and we got through the night. It wasn't my finest hour but the fight, I think, turned out quite well."
Though Lincoln and Morgan get along quite well when the cameras aren't rolling the two actors do have fun bringing their on-screen feud to life between takes, as well. During production of The Walking Dead's 100th episode, a scene called for Morgan's Negan to find cover and hide from shots Lincoln's Rick was sending his way. Though the camera wasn't on him, Lincoln used the prop gun to send the blank explosive rounds at the cover where Negan was hiding to literally provide a bit of extra spark for the scene.