THIS IS FUCKING PERFECT
'Cause I'm not leaving you anymore
"As far as Daryl and Carol are concerned, Carol is his girl." - Norman Reedus (x)
Every Caryl moment: Caryl in seasons 3, 4 and 5 premieres
"Yeah, I wanted ask you about that next. You have these two huge emotional reunions: Carol with Daryl and Rick. And then Rick and Judith, with a side of Tyreese and Sasha as well. You know those are big important moments. Tell me how you went about capturing that emotion."
"I have to give a lot of credit to the actors, because in scenes like that with Melissa and Norman, you can’t take your eyes off of them. Melissa is such a great actress. And Norman, when his emotion comes out, like in the Merle scene I shot a few years ago, you can’t not be affected by it.
I did an earlier version of that scene in an earlier cut, when Rick sees her and walks over and says, “Did you do that?” And she’s looking at him with this trepidation because she doesn’t know how he’s going to react, because the last time they saw each other he tossed her out.
So in the director’s cut of that episode I took his line out, so he just walks up to her and there’s this great tense moment of, what’s going to happen?
And the look on her face — she’s scared. And then he grabs her and hugs her and she laughs. And it was really powerful. And Scott and I — we always have, like, eight things we’ll disagree on and four he’ll win and four I’ll win.
So that was one of the ones where he said, “No, I want the line there.”
But I want to see it in their faces. And the way I direct and the way I shoot the actors, I really want you to be right in there with them.”
Never gonna be over the Caryl reunion