Norman Reedus to ‘Nylon Guys’: ‘I Was Born to Play the Bad Guy’
Norman Reedus hits up the Nylon Guys February/March issue party held at Manon on Monday (February 10) in New York City.
The 45-year-old Walking Dead star is on the cover of the mag – here’s what he had to share in his cover story:
On having killed someone in 39 of his 42 film/television appearances: “I was born to play the bad guy, I guess. I have a suspicious look to me.”
On being invited to the Duck Dynasty Thanksgiving dinner: “I was surprised to get the invite…But they like our show, and I guess we’re both on popular shows, so it makes sense. Those guys are fun to sit down and eat a meal with. A bunch of weird dudes. Come to think of it, they seemed pretty sophisticated to me.”
On his career in junior tennis: “I studied with a coach who approached me and offered to train me because he thought i had potential…I played the junior circuit, against guys who had all the fancy equipment and shoes and everything. I was in, like, basketball shoes and had a toy racket. I was surprised I made it as far as I did.”
Source: Just Jared
We’re off to a killer start in our 10th year of NYLON Guys, and we’re super stoked to announce our March cover dude is the incomparable zombie-slaying Norman Reedus. Whether he’s appearing in films, like his latest roles in Sunlight Jr. and Pawn Shop Chronicles; releasing books like his photo-driven The Sun’s Coming Up…Like A Big Bald Head, or toting a crossbow as Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead, one thing is for sure…this dude isn’t bored.
Check out page 106 of this month’s issue, as Mike Guy hits the DMV with this down-to-earth Saint turned Zombie Exterminator and really get to know him. We’re fans here at NYLON HQ, and it turns out the more we get to know Reedus the bigger fans we become. Peep a few bits from the story below and check out the full thing when the issue hits stands next week.
On his junior tennis career:
“I studied with a coach who approached me and offered to train me because he thought i had potential…I played the junior circuit, against guys who had all the fancy equipment and shoes and everything. I was in, like, basketball shoes and had a toy racket. I was surprised I made it as far as I did.”
On his art gallery in NY with Erik Foss, Paul Sevigny, Tate Steinsiek and Ronnie Cutrone:
“It was called Collective Hardware. It was one of the coolest things I have ever done. We had local artists, but the quality was there, you know?”
On his childhood:
“I had a blast growing up. I lived all over the place. I was a wild child.”
Source: Nylon Guys Magazine