Will Carol and Daryl ever be together? There are rumors he’s gay…
Jeffrey Dean Morgan: He’s not gay! *laughs*
Norman Reedus: *laughs* Yeah, you know it’s funny when you say something in the press and it’s spun into something else. The gay rumors happened because Kirkman joked about it once, and then that went voooom, and it’s been used as a headline, but…
NR: As far as romance, he already has a relationship with Carol, if that’s what you’re talking about. You know, never say never. I don’t know, to be honest. Yeah, people want death and they want sex.
JDM: Yeah. NR: A sexy death. JDM: Yeah, sexy death. Death while sex. I mean that’s how I’d wanna go. NR: You sick bastard.
NR: I don’t know. I mean, they definitely have a relationship that is very strong so it’s possible that they will go into that direction, but, then again, they don’t tell me. I’m not really invited in those rooms when they discuss it.
JDM: We all love that relationship, we all love Daryl and Carol, but it’s funny how some scenes you guys do together it’s like brother and sister, some it’s - you reverse roles and one is the parent and one isn’t, and some there’s like a sexual undertone and this attraction, and I think that’s the interesting thing about…
NR: It’s become such a thing that if it happens, people will freak out, and if doesn’t happen people will freak out too. It’s become already such a larger than life situation that I’m afraid to approach the situation, you know what I mean.
JDM: But we all love it. I mean even just as a fan of the show before I was even on it, I loved watching the two of them on the screen, and when they were together in last week’s episode, when they first are reunited… I mean, they work so well together, who doesn’t wanna watch that, and no matter what happens between the two of them, just seeing them together is special.
NR: I get very excited whenever I have a scene with Melissa, and I’m very fortunate just to be on screen with her.
JDM: Yeah, you can tell. I think you both get very excited.
I couldn’t lose anyone. I couldn’t lose any of them. I couldn’t lose you. I couldn’t kill them. I could. I would. If they hurt any more of them… that’s what I would do. And there wouldn’t be anything left of me after that. The saviors… did they come?
There is a part of me that sees them both when they are with another as sort of a wounded child. It’s like sometimes I see them when they joke together, or they’re happy together, or they’re sharing smokes together, or arguing together, being nitpicky together. I just see like Daryl could have reverted to that wounded child on the porch at the reunion, and I sometimes I see Carol the same way, like a little girl almost, younger. I think it is they’re wounded children, really get one another. I don’t see her becoming a mother to him at all. I see her becoming that wounded friend.
Melissa McBride on Carol and Daryl’s relationship (Mar 12, 2017)