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Hoka nr. 2101

Il Bomber.

L’inizio.

Da piccoli, coi bambini del palazzo giocavamo sempre a calcio, giocavamo in strada, giocavamo in cortile, giocavamo dove potevamo ma giocavamo sempre a pallone, poi intorno ai 6/7 anni, la maggior parte di loro ha cominciato a giocare in qualche squadra, chi andava all'Aurora, chi all'Unione, chi alla Virtus, mio padre invece non voleva mandarmi, diceva che dovevo studiare. Poi, in quinta elementare Mimmo, bidello e allenatore, fa una selezione di bambini per partecipare ai Giochi della Gioventù e mi convoca per il torneo. L’Achille Paretta, la nostra squadra e scuola, comincia a inanellare una serie impressionante di vittorie, una dopo l'altra sbaragliamo tutte le altre pretendenti della Provincia. È finale col Morbelli. Andiamo a giocarci il trofeo una calda mattina primaverile in barba alla mia maestra che faceva un compito in classe d’italiano, il primo tempo si chiude 2-2 e la partita è ricca di colpi scena. Io, dalla panchina osservo i miei compagni lottare, correre e sputare sudore e non vedo l’ora di entrare in campo. All’inizio del secondo tempo Mimmo, il bidello e allenatore mi guarda e mi dice –Scaldati. Adesso entri e fai la punta, là davanti, nel mezzo. Mancano ancora quindici minuti scarsi alla fine della partita e io, semplicemente sorrido. Poi entro. Da quel momento non ricordo più nulla, se non qualche flash degli sguardi sorridenti dei miei compagni dentro lo spogliatoio, la premiazione con le medaglie, un ginocchio sbucciato ma soprattutto il ritorno, quando Mimmo il bidello e allenatore, volle accompagnarmi personalmente a casa, mentre lo sentivo discutere in cucina con mio padre –Guarda che tuo figlio è forte, è entrato, ha fatto due gol e abbiamo vinto la finale! Mandalo a giocare in qualche squadra. E poi si, da quel momento mio padre è diventato il mio più grande tifoso. Mi ha portato personalmente a giocare nella mia prima squadra, mi accompagnava e mi veniva a prendere ad ogni allenamento e ha visto di persona, tutti i 480 gol che ho realizzato nella mia carriera. Ed è grazie a lui, se adesso tutti mi chiamano Bomber. Ma questa è un’altra storia.

“We missed each other this whole time. Me and Andy missed each other, but me and Melissa missed each other too. It’s weird. She and I talk when we’re not filming and we’re like “How are you?” It’s f—ing bizarre! So it’s hard and it’s a bittersweet reunion. We enjoy it, but we don’t enjoy being apart. And that goes for a lot of us. There are certain characters where as soon as they start going, we start bawling. It’s kind of silly. But she’s definitely one of those for me.”

“She’s going through her own thing and there’s a reason why she separated herself and doesn’t want to be a killer anymore. And she’s losing herself, and I think Daryl realizes that. It’s a very selfless act. He tells her what she needs to hear to keep going. He does it for her.”

“I think she can totally handle it. It’s just not what she needs. Everyone’s path is their individual path, and she needs to be away from it because she’s losing herself and that world, when your whole life is changed and your whole world is changed and the dynamics have changed, and you start to lose yourself — then what’s the point, you know? So I think that he realizes that she needs to hold on to something. She’s been working towards it and it’s been hard for her, and he sees how hard it is for her to even make the choice to do what she’s doing now. And selflessly, he tells her what she needs to hear because he cares about her and doesn’t want to drag her into something that she doesn’t want to be a part of.” 

- Norman Reedus

3

“[Steven] is one of my best friends. I was with him when he proposed to his wife. He’s been on this run with me since before I even started on the show. Losing him as a character and as a guy I get to hang out with every day is a bummer. It’s the last thing in the world I ever wanted to happen. You lose people on this show and you’re like, ‘That’s how the show works,’ but when you lose somebody that close to you, it just sucks. I’m a fan of the show as much as I am an actor on it, and I fall in love with these characters. You see these characters change, and I see people grow as actors, and I see them take chances, and I see them do things that blow my mind. I cry with them. I fight with them. We built this friendship since day one, just like Daryl and Glenn did. I fucking love Steven.” – Norman Reedus

5

“I love working with Melissa. Everything we do is just fluid, it’s real. When we opened that door in rehearsal, both of us were breaking down in tears. […] Everything she does is just magic.”

“Daryl has watched her go through that struggle of not being able to kill. If she’s losing herself, what’s the point? He cares more about her than anything, so he lies. […] He’ll lie just to protect her. He cares more about her than he does anything.”

                                    - Norman Reedus, WSC Podcast (Feb 19, 2017)