Norman Reedus Talks About Being Naked On 'The Walking Dead'

The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus was a guest on last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live where he made it clear that being naked on The Walking Dead is just as uncomfortable as it looks.

Host Jimmy Kimmel noted that Reedus's character, Daryl Dixon, spent most of the previous season of The Walking Dead naked and being tortured and asked, even though it isn't "real," if it's still a miserable experience.

"It was real," Reedus clarified. "They give you this little sock to wear, and you feel weirder with the sock on, you know?"

Reedus further clarified that the "sock" is a "pantyhose" sort of thing that can be probably be found on Amazon.

"You know, I did a movie in a shower and they gave me one to wear it and in the middle of the take I just ripped it off and threw it a the director's head because I was like, 'This is ridiculous,'" Reedus recalled. "But on The Walking Dead, I came out in a bathrobe our poor camera crew are all right here and I just dropped the robe and I was butt naked and they all just, kind of like they were watching Wimbledon, they just all kind of looked to the left."

One member of The Walking Dead crew member had a particularly sensitive job to prepare for those scenes.

"I had this makeup artist, Addison, who had to dirty me in areas," Reedus said. "So we became very close by the end of the day."

Reedus could have avoided these awkward nude scenes if he had listened to everyone who told him not to do The Walking Dead in the first place.


"It was like one of those scripts you get and everybody's like 'don't do it," Reedus said. "Yeah, it was a stretch, I mean it was out there ya know, but I saw a guy looking for his family, that was the real story, and it paid off."

The Walking Dead airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.