'Walking Dead' Star Norman Reedus Says He Would've 'Rocked' Gay Storyline

Norman Reedus might not have the opportunity to play out a gay storyline on "The Walking Dead," but if he did, he'd rock it.

The actor discussed his character Daryl Dixon's sexuality with Conan O'Brien Wednesday. Fans were buzzing about the hunky badass over the summer as theories circulated that Daryl's plot resembled that of Jesus, a gay character in the comic book. Creator Robert Kirkman said Daryl's sexuality had been "discussed" and that they had "very specific ideas" about it.

Reedus told O'Brien that he and former showrunner Frank Darabont had a discussion about his character being gay very early on in the series and Reedus was into it. But some fans apparently weren't as enthusiastic.

"When that rumor went around, I'd go to these convention-type things and you would have little kids come over and go, 'Man, I don't care what's going on. You're awesome,'" Reedus said. "And then you'd have like guys my age or a little bit older, and they'd be like, 'Uhh.' And then you'd have women that were like, 'You'd better not be!'"

"To tell you the truth, if that's the story they gave me, I would rock that story," he added. "I'm not afraid."

In October, Reedus quashed bogus reports claiming he begged for his character to not be gay over fear of losing his adoring female fanbase.



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