Andrew Lincoln Talks ‘The Walking Dead’ Spoilers, Old Man Rick Reveal
The 43-year-old actor opened up about his surprised reaction.
And he’s dropping some major spoilers along the way.
You’ve seen TWD’s Season 8 trailer.
It has over 6.7 million views, after all.
You probably know exactly which scene threw Andy for a loop, too.
That mind-shattering “Old Man Rick” reveal had the fandom talking for days.
Andy was initially impressed by the risky storytelling device.
“I was shocked and kind of excited by it. My instinct was, what a great storytelling device. That was my instinct,” he tells Entertainment Weekly.
“I thought it was very interesting, and also gives us an opportunity to do something else a little ahead of the game, which I think is very, very neat.”
He hasn’t confirmed the much-rumored time jump, but he’s certainly hinted at it.
“I mean, it’s a gray Rick. It’s an older Rick.”
“So by virtue of the fact that you see, that means that it’s in the future.”
Andy promised an explanation shortly into Season 8.
“It will become somewhat clearer after the October premiere,” he promised.
But then he immediately had second thoughts and tried to cover up his reveal.
“Then again, it may not be. It may be still is somewhat opaque,” he says.
“I think that that’s possibly all I can say on the matter.”
We’re betting he’s just looking forward to getting his hands on that cane.
The Walking Dead premieres Sunday, October 22 at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.