American actor Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon in hit zombie series The Walking Dead, says he put a lot of blood and sweat into playing the character of a short-tempered, crossbow-slinging zombie hunter.
Here's what the 44-year-old has to say about shooting Season 4 of the series.
How different does Season 4 feel, in terms of going deeper into the characters?
There's a bunch of different elements this year. As far as the gore factor, there is a new threat that is happening.
It's an internal threat, and that - along with something else - has caused us to run away from where we were as people and as a group, and there are certain leadership responsibilities that are delegated in different ways this year.
It's not the same prison it was when we left it in Season 3.
What do you like about Daryl that's fun to play?
Aw, he is great. I think he is super interesting. He is becoming this different person, but he is awkward. He means what he says, he wears his heart on his sleeve, and he is completely loyal.
He is kind of like this...feral dog, a coyote in the woods or something. But if you could, somehow, spend some time with it, feed it, take it somewhere warm, it will stay by your leg forever, like it'll just protect you forever.