Norman Reedus takes aim with romantic texts and lasers on 'Tonight Show'
It all started when host Jimmy Fallon explained the new BroApp, a tool that "sends thoughtful, pre-written texts" to guys' girlfriends. And — always the helper — Fallon had the actor behind crossbow-toting, zombie-killing redneck Daryl Dixon read a few of the messages to demonstrate how the texts might sound.
The creators of the app may want to hire Reedus as their spokesperson. What might otherwise have come across as corny messages were instead translated into sexy odes when the actor added his own brand of swagger.
If that seems aimed more at the ladies, never fear. Reedus had something for the guys too. While discussing his buff action figure, the actor explained that the process of making the collectible involved having his face scanned.
"They kept scanning my face (and) it would just be black right here, and they couldn't figure it out," he told Fallon, indicating the area of his left eye. "They thought it was broken or something, and I said, 'Well, you know, I have a titanium eye socket.'"
Turns out that while at the Berlin Film Festival one year, the actor was in a car accident. "On the way home, I got hit by an 18-wheeler so I ended up in the hospital having surgery," he explained.
It was quite the revelation, but what Fallon really wanted to know was whether the star could shoot lasers out of his eye.
"Of course! Durrrr!" Reedus replied before sending a beam into the camera and causing an explosion.
But no interview with the actor would be complete without some talk of cable's biggest show, "The Walking Dead." If you thought the AMC drama has been off the charts this season, hang on tight.
"Up to our finale, it just gets crazier. We have a crazy finale," Reedus teased. "It just gets more intense the whole way."
After the taping, the actor couldn't help but share his excitement over being on "The Tonight Show."
"The Walking Dead" airs at 9 p.m. Sundays on AMC. "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. on NBC.