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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Opens Up About Working With Real Life Wife Hilarie Burton on 'The Walking Dead'

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Opens Up About Working With Real Life Wife Hilarie Burton on 'The Walking Dead'

Jeffrey Dean Morgan can not say enough great things about working with his real life wife, Hilarie Burton, on the final season of The Walking Dead.

The 54-year-old actor opened up in his interview with Collider about working with Hilarie on the show, as she plays Negan’s wife, Lucille.

The Walking Dead returns TONIGHT, April 4 on AMC.

Click inside to see what Jeffrey said about working with Hilarie…

“It was f***ing great,” he shared. “It was the best thing, ever. She was so f***ing good. I was so proud of her.”

Jeffrey went on, saying that he had “wanted her to play Lucille from the get-go. If we ever got to tell the story of ‘Here’s Negan,’ I thought that she would be a really great Lucille. But the show expanded a great deal on what we saw in the comic. They changed it around a little bit and expanded that role.”

He adds that while at first Hilarie thought she was going to just be in a hospital bed for the part, it was the opposite when Jeffrey got the script.

“I read ‘Here’s Negan’ on the set of The Unholy and I called Hilarie and said, ‘You better strap it on girl because it’s a lot more than two scenes in a hospital room.’ We’d never worked together, in our whole lives. We’ve been on the same show, but never shared a scene. And so, to be able to do this with her, and this story and character in particular, was super cool and really special.”

Jeffrey continued that this part was “the first time we’d been away from our kids, ever, since the pandemic had started. We’re with our kids all the time anyway, but it was like going on a date.”

“Being on the set with 50 crew guys, it was the first time we had been alone, so we treated it like a date. It was great. We had so much fun. She’s so good. I can’t wait for the world to see her do her thing. It’s a cool episode.”

Hilarie was first seen as Lucille in the very first sneak peek for the final season.

Jeffrey has also opened up about the final season of the hit AMC series.

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