“It put concern in me,” Reedus admits, solely half-joking. He didn’t reduce his hair.
“I at all times needed my crew. Being a father is by far the good factor I’ve ever achieved.”
Reedus is changing into an trade unto himself.
A few years in the past, he opened the primary Nic & Norman’s restaurant—co-owner Nic is Strolling Useless govt producer Greg Nicotero—in Senoia, GA, the place the present filmed. They opened a second location in Chattanooga, TN, and this 12 months a 3rd opened in Lexington, KY.
The eating places will little doubt pour loads of Huge Bald Head whiskey, which Reedus is releasing this 12 months. (Huge Bald Head, additionally the title of his manufacturing firm, comes from a line in a music by efficiency artist Laurie Anderson. Reedus noticed one among her exhibits as a baby, and the phrase at all times caught with him.) Reedus partnered up with WhistlePig to develop the spirit, all however guaranteeing consideration from whiskey nerds.
Anybody sitting at a Nic & Norman’s bar, ready for his or her desk as they sip a Huge Bald Head, can move the time by streaming the brand new season of his motorbike journey program Journey, which Reedus is filming—you guessed it—this 12 months. (After taking pictures an preliminary episode in Utah, he and his visitor riders will head to Europe.) Or by studying Reedus’ first novel, The Ravaged, which got here out earlier this 12 months. Although the title could be good for a postapocalyptic saga, it’s not about zombies. As an alternative the ebook tells the story of a number of totally different folks, some working from hazard, who converge and “discover a sense of household whereas they’re on the transfer”—not not like the characters on The Strolling Useless.
“There’s a number of me within the ebook, a number of my tales,” he says. “However I can’t assist however suppose I’m drawn to inform tales like this due to the present.”