Daryl Dixon might be the heartthrob on “The Walking Dead,” but in real life Norman Reedus seems a bit more subdued about his sex symbol status. The former Prada model came on “The View” to talk about the AMC series and his new art book “The Sun’s Coming Up … Like a Big Bald Head” featuring photos of road kill, but he seemed to get a little uncomfortable when the subject of his muscles came up.
When Sherri Shepherd brought up his flexing with the crossbows, he humbly responds that there’s “a lot of makeup on those arms.” Before he could continue with his sentence, both Shepherd and Univision personality Karla Martinez grab his arm. He awkwardly shirks away before making light of the situation, but ladies, ask first!
Reedus also opens up to the ladies of “The View” about his injury on set that sent him to the hospital. After joking, “I’m always hurt,” he discusses the time he was a real-life hero.
“I got hit in the head and had stitches across my head but I was covered in blood. The ambulance came, took me to the hospital. I come in and they see me and I’m just covered in blood and people start freaking out,” he recalls. “They give me some stitches, but the interesting part comes on the way home because they brought me back to set, where one of the teamsters drove my car and had me in their car driving back home. But as we come up over a hill and there’s an 18-wheeler on its side.”
He continues, “This lady’s in the road and she’s going, ‘I think he had a heart attack! He’s pinned behind the wheels!’ So I jumped out of the car I was in, pulled this man, this big, sweaty man, out of a truck, laid him down. Then the ambulance came and a paramedic said, ‘Did I just take you to the hospital?’ And I was like, ‘No, no, no, it’s this guy!'”
“The Walking Dead” airs Sundays on AMC at 9 p.m.