Forgive the shit quality: I’m exhausted but excited.
I met Jeffrey Dean Morgan this weekend at the grossly mismanaged Rhode Island Comic-Con. While I was dressed like Negan, of course.
JDM was probably the nicest, funniest, and most personable cast member I’ve met to date. RICC’s incompetence with their scheduling and crowd-control and their eagerness to make extra money resulted in Jeffrey’s photo ops and autograph table being a convoluted mess- with people waiting in line for 6+ hours while getting screamed at by staff and security who had no idea what the Hell they were doing.
Jeffrey stayed, you guys- and he stated LATE (we’re talking hours after the covention closed) to accommodate every single person in line. Every one of them. I was one of the last people herded in at the end of the night. We were all tired, hungry, and borderline delirious- but Jeffrey was in a great mood, laughed with us, joked at the absurdity of the day with us- hugged us- and made the best possible impression. It made the grueling day worth it. He’s a wonderful guy.
Also, at one point- when a security guard was barking orders, I called back “HE WILL SHUT THAT SHIT DOWN!”
JDM heard this, burst out laughing, pointed at me, and yelled “you heard the lady. NO EXCEPTIONS.” and that’s my dressed-as-Negan-approved-by-Negan moment.
I nervously tugged at my top as I stood behind the stage with the rest of the cast. We were about to go on for a twd panel at ComicCon. I had done panels a million times before but this was the first time I was properly nervous.
The only reason I was so scared was because I noticed I had been getting more attention lately on social media, which worried me because I might be asked more questions than normal. My recent ‘fame’ It was due to the fact that I was beginning to get a bigger part in the show. I had been on The Walking Dead for years, playing Melissa Dixon, Daryl Dixon’s daughter. I had a decently important role, and I loved it.
Now, in season 6, I had lots more screentime due to the fact that I was becoming Carl’s love interest. Chandler was my best friend on set, so naturally, we were both super excited to have more time to work together. Well, I was probably more excited than him because let’s face it, Chandler’s pretty damn cute.