If you haven’t yet seen our new EW Walking Dead cover starring Melissa McBride, Andy Lincoln, and Norman Reedus, you should. Because it’s awesome. But the awesomeness does not stop there. We also had photographer Dan Winter shoot the trio for the opener to our story, and when he did, some hijinks ensued. Entertainment Weekly picture editor Michele Romero was on the scene and tells us what happened:
“EW was photographing Andrew Lincoln, Melissa McBride, and Norman Reedus outside the former prison yard from season 3 and 4 of The Walking Dead. Lincoln and Reedus were behind McBride and Lincoln started laughing and was unable to maintain any actor composure in front of photographer Dan Winters’ camera. Lincoln NEVER breaks character and always maintains his American accent, even on a photo shoot. So this giggle fest was so strange to witness. Lincoln yelled for Reedus to stop and Reedus shouted, ‘Why? No one’s gonna see this!’”
“After a little investigating, we realized Reedus had been trying to hold Lincoln’s hand in the photos behind McBride’s back. Reedus knows how to make a great picture and also likes to give great imagery to his fans, so I asked the trio if we could shoot them from behind, and then I told Melissa McBride to turn her head towards the camera. They all complied, and then Reedus and Lincoln gave us something a little extra—taking their bromance to a whole other level. I love this picture because it just happened organically. Everyone needs a cheeky Norman Reedus.”
Check out the “before” picture below and click on the “ENLARGE PHOTO” tab on the “after” picture up top to see it in all its butt-grabbing glory. To continue reading the cover story on The Walking Dead, pick up the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, on newsstands Friday. And for more Walking Dead scoop, follow Dalton on Twitter @DaltonRoss.