THE Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan has revealed how an ‘unforgettable’ baseball bat bludgeoning scene was improvised.
The 54-year-old actor plays Negan in the hit AMC series, making a memorable debut in the season six finale along with his beloved baseball bat, Lucille.
In season seven, wrapped in barbed wire, Negan decided to put Lucille to good use and kill one of Rick's group, with fan-favourite Abraham on the receiving end of his brutal attack.
The character – played by Michael Cudlitz – managed to deliver the classic line "suck my nuts" before he was bludgeoned to death, and now the two actors have recalled the iconic scene.
During a chat on Jeffrey's show Friday Night In with the Morgans, the host said: "It’s just is a moment that I’ll never, ever forget in my whole life.
"It just was our kind of a moment that we got to have, and I still to this day get baseball bats to sign that you signed that say “suck my nuts,” and it makes me fall on the f***ing floor every time."
Jeffrey then revealed that Michael – who has returned to the show as a director since Abraham's death – improvised his iconic line.
He recalled: "I’ll never, ever forget when we shot it, when Mike [improvised] the line, 'suck my nuts.'
"It’s rare we kind of get to play with words a lot, but when Mike kind of got on his knees and he said 'suck my nuts,' and I got to kind of respond to that in a Negan way…"
Michael then revealed he hoped to turn the tables on Negan as a director on the show.
He said: "I want to put Negan through the wringer because it would be fun to watch, but not for revenge."
Giving his own take on Abraham's death, the 55-year-old added: "When we do panels and stuff at conventions and [people] ask, ‘What was the hardest scene you’ve ever done?’ We loved that.
"When you guys think, 'That was so hard,' we love being emotionally available and going through things that we haven’t gone through before, or things that we have gone through before in a different way with amazing scene partners."
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