TWD star talks working without Andrew Lincoln

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From Digital Spy

The Walking Dead's Norman Reedus must feel like everyone is deserting him, what with the majority of the Fox show's original cast having said goodbye to the fake blood and prosthetics.

But the actor insists that he still feels his former co-stars with him in every scene, including Andrew Lincoln, who left halfway through season nine.

Speaking on a PaleyFest panel on Friday (March 22), Reedus said: "I've seen so many people come and go. Right now on the show, the ghosts of all those guys are with me through every frickin' scene.

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"I remember how tight Andy [Lincoln] and I are, how tight Scott [Wilson] and I were and Jon [Bernthal], too."

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Lincoln shocked fans and cast members alike when he left his role as Rick Grimes – the character met a heroic demise as he sacrificed himself to stop an army of zombies crossing a bridge by blowing it up – and Reedus recalled the 'poetic' way the former lead told everyone he was leaving the show.

"He stood up and gave a speech to everyone. People pulled out their phones and he goes, 'Everybody put down your phones, this is ours.' That was such an Andy thing to do, such a right-on thing to do. I feel like he's with me there every day," Reedus told Variety.

The Walking Dead airs on AMC in the US, and on FOX and NOW TV in the UK.

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