Norman Reedus Went To Smithsonian, But He Was Almost Kicked Out Because…

By Brock Swinson | Monday Monday Staff -    2017-12-18

“I went to grab [the crossbow] and they jumped on me. They’re like ‘Don’t touch it’ and they gave me these white gloves,” said Daryl Dixon actor Norman Reedus. After you donate something to the Smithsonian, it’s no longer yours to touch.

“I was like, ‘I can’t even touch my own crossbow. I throw this at people all of the time,” added the actor. While wearing the same suit, the actor told Jimmy Kimmel how he got in trouble at the Smithsonian.

However, he felt honored and there was one other special honor for Norman Reedus.

Norman Reedus Talks Smithsonian Visit

Norman Reedus | Photo Credit Smithsonian

“It’s intimidating,” said Norman Reedus. “They took us back there and there was Farrah Fawcett’s one-piece bathing suit from the poster, which used to be in my bedroom, so I geeked out right there.”

In addition, he also saw Sylvester Stallone’s Italian Stallion gear from the original Rocky movie. When asked where to put his crossbow, the staff said they actually would put it next to Rocky’s gear, as requested.

But there was still one other honor that Norman Reedus holds high.

Having A Killer [Spoiler] Named After You

The Walking Dead | Photo Credit AMC

“We were shooting Ride [with Norman Reedus]. We were in Coney Island…and these girls ran over,” he said. Long story short, it turns out there is also a shark at Coney Island named Daryl Dixon.

“He’s got slashes all over his face and he’s got like one tooth. I mean, he looks like he’s been through hell and back. I was so proud of that moment,” said Norman Reedus, about the tiger shark at Coney Island.

As The Walking Dead gears up for their Season 8 mid-season finale, things are not going as well for Daryl Dixon. At this point in the show, he’s made the right decisions, but now he’s going against Rick Grimes.

After deciding to potentially kill innocent workers, even Rosita and Michonne back off from this plan. When Rick Grimes arrives in the final seconds of the episode, it’s unclear what happened after this Daryl Dixon anti-hero attack.

Would you rather be in the Smithsonian or have a shark named after you?

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Brock Swinson is the author of 'How Hollywood Screenwriters Annihilate Writer's Block,' which includes advice from Aaron Sorkin, William Monahan, and Cary Fukunaga. Get it for free or listen to interviews at the "Creative Principles with Brock Swinson" podcast on the website above.

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