On The Walking Dead, there are few characters more popular or beloved than Norman Reedus’ character Daryl. He’s the badass of the group and seems to always bail folks out when their in a pinch with walkers. But outside of the show, Reedus isn’t as grizzled and actually has a pretty good relationship with his co-stars.
Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick on the series, decided that he was going to give his buddy a hard time and prank him with the help of fan Nick Santonastasso, who happens to be an expert zombie prankster.
Santonastasso has a rare condition called Hanhart which caused him to be born with no legs and only one arm. But rather than let his condition get in the way, Santonastasso has decided that he’s well equipped to pull off the most perfect zombie pranks ever.
Both Santonastasso and Lincoln got together with The Walking Dead special effects makeup artist Greg Nicotero to prank Reedus during a trip to Tokyo. Reedus doesn’t loose his cool when Santonastasso pops out at him, but he does get startled before recovering and kindly throwing some expletives out.
The prank was all in good fun, and it reminds us that The Walking Dead returns with new episodes on February 9th on AMC.