“Walking Dead” is an awesome show but it’s also pretty grisly.
In fact the bloody and gory walker scenes have left many of the cast and crew of “Walking Dead” into vegetarians!
Norman Reedus, 45, who plays Daryl Dixon on the zombie series, revealed he is one of many actors on the show to switch up their diet.
Reedus said, “I’ve become a vegetarian and I’m kind of bummed about it.”
A source revealed that 80% of the food served on the set is now meat-free.
The insider said, “After watching Walkers realistically look as though they are consuming bloody human flesh or seeing heads and other body parts sliced off, no one was touching the red meat or even chicken. Often, we’re talking about hundreds of people who need to be fed on a show that uses an enormous number of extras all made up to look so scary they’d put anyone off eating.”
It appears any extras on the show need to be meat-eaters!
Cinefix reported, “Props master John Sanders soaks the hams then dresses them up to look like bloody oozing body parts. In earlier seasons they’d cover them in barbecue sauce to make them taste better for all the extras, but the vinegar in the sauce would basically melt the zombie makeup, and they had to tweak the recipe.”
In the Season 4 finale show, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes) had to take a bite out of Joe’s neck (Jeff Kober).
Andrew said of the scene, “It was brutal. It was 4:30 in the morning. We did 95 setups or so of that scene alone leading up to the bite. I remember [special effects guru] Greg Nicotero looking at me earlier in the day and saying, ‘We’re doing the gag. Do you want chicken or beef?’ I asked for the chicken, and Greg asked if I wanted it cooked or raw. I asked which was the closest to flesh. He said uncooked, and that is what we went with.
“It was a rite of passage. It was the gnarliest thing I’ve ever had to do. I didn’t realize how my body would feel with raw chicken flesh in my mouth among all the other blood gags in the scene. There was one take where I felt close to a wretch.”
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