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‘The Walking Dead’ Star Jeffrey Dean Morgan Goes Back to His Roots

As The Walking Dead heads into its ultimate season, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is finding back again to what he loves most—family, quick cars, sweet and chickens.

A scorched, zombie-ravaged dystopia ain’t no put to increase your young children, but determined moments need determined actions. So when the extensive-working AMC collection The Walking Dead returned to shoot beneath significant COVID protocols a few months back again in Senoia, GA, actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who performs Negan, a brutal, leather-clad anti-hero, brought the entire clan to dwell on established: “I experienced my complete family dwelling in Alexandria, this apocalyptic, walled-off town charred and burned down from the season just before. It was nuts.”



Morgan’s Air-b-and-zom-b, as it were, happened to be the Rick Grimes house, the web page of various on-monitor brawls from prior seasons. Shotgun spray nevertheless pock-marked the walls the place his 10-yr-previous son Gus slept downstairs at breakfast, they’d pore around the destruction wrought by Lucille, Negan’s weapon of alternative, a barbed wire–wrapped baseball bat. It was a bizarre put from which to administer on-line college, but, nicely, what’s standard these times?

The Morgan family refuge is in the Catskill Mountains region of Upstate New York, about two hours north of NYC.
The Morgan family refuge is in the Catskill Mountains location of Upstate New York, about two hrs north of NYC. Hilarie Burton Morgan and Augustus Dean Morgan

“They fucking liked it!” claims Morgan. “And possessing this thirty-foot wall close to the town was excellent, too, for the reason that I could permit the young children and the puppies out. I understood they could not go anyplace.”

This morning, Morgan is a few miles from that established, calling from his Ford F-150 Raptor—a pickup suited for a zombie apocalypse—after driving it to get his day-to-day COVID check. Taking pictures is underway for TWD’s eleventh and ultimate season, a monster 24-episode operate that will conclude in 2022. You can also catch Morgan’s new movie, The Unholy, a supernatural horror flick the place he performs a journalist investigating a woman who can inexplicably mend the ill, in theaters April two. “Let’s deal with it—this yr has been difficult for everybody,” claims Morgan. “But finding back again to some type of standard work timetable has been a significant relief.”