Rick and Michonne ended up showing a good deal more skin than was initially intended during their first big romantic encounter in Sunday’s
— and you have Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira to thank for that.
Walking Dead: EP Scott M. Gimple Reveals Why He Finally Went There With Rick and Michonne
When it came time to shoot the climactic scene in which Jesus (Tom Payne) interrupts Rick and Michonne’s morning-after canoodle session, Lincoln recalls asking his leading lady, “‘How are we going to top the kiss?\'” The short answer: More nudity!
As the actor explains, Angela Kang and Corey Reed’s original script called for an
Michonne to “cover herself” with a sheet upon jumping out of bed. “Danai said, ‘No, she wouldn’t. She’d go for her sword.’ And I said, ‘Yeah. And Rick would go for his gun. And we’d both be
“So we campaigned for the butt-crack shot [at the end],” Lincoln adds, proudly. “That wasn’t in the script. We both said, ‘If we’re going to do it, let’s
Scroll down for an uncensored look at the, ahem, end result of the actors’ successful bare-bottomed crusade. And for my complete post mortem with Lincoln about the birth of ‘Richonne,’ click here.
I must add though that I’m way more interested in this Jesus character than I am anyone’s love life. I’m staying out of the argument when it comes to that. I could care less who sleeps with who. All I ask is please don’t make this show a soap opera full of relationship drama.
Ummm… are you new to watching the show? This IS a soap opera filled with relationship drama – and zombies.
You think so? I feel like since the Rick/Lori/Shane triangle the show has steered pretty clear from the kind of stuff.
And even that triangle wasn’t really all that angsty. (that’s not a real word but I’m using it anyway, HA!)
Not entirely clear of that. There was the bit at the end of 6A where Abraham admitted he was romantically intrigued by Sasha and she told him he had to take care of some things (ie. Rosita) first. Haven’t seen the follow up from all that yet since they’ve been busy but you would assume Rosita will fall in with Spencer as the show has telegraphed their chemistry in the past…not to mention Rick made no bones about his feelings for Jessie while Pete was still alive, Axel tried to get with anything with breasts for his short time on the show, thought Carol was gay cuz of her haircut…plus Tara always manages to find love among the ruind., and of course Glenn and Maggie had to overcome her father’s uncertainties about their relationship…the romantic drama is there, it’s just understandably secondary to the survival storylines.
Hahahaha, that’s a good one. I’ve watched past seasons of this show over and over again so many times I could quote script in a lot of cases. I’m talking soap opera style relationship drama. Angst, lying, cheating and so on. This is not even close to that.
Of course there’s no angst, this show isn’t written for pre-teens ;)
Apparently I’m on your radar today. Not interested.
Not interested in what? Listening to alternate viewpoints? You think I’m fighting with you because I disagree? Ouch, you’re oversensitive, aren’t ya!
I’m gonna disagree on this one. There has been very little angst in this show. Lori/Shane/Rick was dealt with without a ton over the top drama. I would say the only moment that maybe came close to that happened with Shane and Lori at the CDC where she scratched him and maybe when she told him to stay away from Carl. Glenn and Maggie have pretty much been the relationship quota on this show and they have had small hiccups but not distracting relationship drama, and sorry I don’t count them both almost biting it relationship soap opera angst. I would venture to guess what the they are saying is, don’t turn it into the focus of the show, it happened, great, but don’t lose focus of the theme which has never been about who is sleeping with who. Just my opinion, you may watch the show differently than I do.
If you’re staying out of the argument, why are you offering your personal opinion? That’s not staying out of it, that’s bringing it up, for one, and adding your two cents, for another. I mean honestly, staying out of it means not being the person who brings it up first ;)
Nice try. The article was about the hook-up and end scene so I didn’t bring it up. And saying that I could care less about who sleeps with who is not taking a side, which is the point. Tootles.
I didn’t fail. You brought up the very subject you said you didn’t want to talk about, which was unsurprisingly followed by a cascade of commentary and opinions which you then countered with more of your own. Just calling a spade a spade, but it doesn’t bother me. Obviously, I’m not naive about my desire to talk about the love and relationships on the show. When you say you’re staying out of the argument regarding relationships, I’m not implying you’re saying whether you ship Richonne or not, you said you’re staying out of the relationship argument in general when clearly you aren’t, and expressing your opinion of having love on the show, period, stating you care more about Jesus than the love stories. I’m pointing out that the words you wrote were contradictory, but I think you assumed I knew you were talking about your thoughts on Richonne even though nothing I said indicated that. Toodles.
I’m ready for something more then blood and fighting. Evert episode is the same after a while. Needs to shake it up a little. Go for it!
I like the relationship drama because it doesnt overtake the high stakes drama. Its the apocalypse. Its human nature for people to want to cling to the only thing they have left and the only thing as important as pure survival: love. And Richonne has been a long time coming and its well earned.
It just remains to be seen what these showrunners’ plans are now that theyve finally gone there. Can they maintain it in a way that’s interesting and yet will keep people happy?
That’s what I’m saying. Have the relationships, etc. but don’t let them over shadow what the show is really all about. I didn’t even realize that Denise was a lesbian, either that or it just didn’t matter to me. No one is talking about the fact that she and Tara are together. If they were before the two month time jump I completely missed it, LOL!!
They absolutely had a kissing scene several episodes before she was kidnapped by the Wolf.
Clearly I didn’t register that because to me it’s just normal so I didn’t even give it a second thought.
Don’t be a snob. No one is implying its NOT normal, just that it happened and you weren’t paying attention. Wow.
From everything I’m reading and seeing these two are the greatest ,I want more. I don’t even watch this show but I’m going to watch all 5 seasons now just for RIchonne. I’ve fallen in love. Hopefully there’s more to come in Season 6!
LOL! I only just started watching this show a couple of weekends ago when the marathon was on, and I only watched because everyone is always talking about how good a show it is. I was surprised that I actually ended up liking it! It really is good! I didn’t see the first few seasons, but saw lots of episodes from season 5 and 6. And in the eps I did see, you can totally tell that there was an attraction between Rick and Michonne. It’s easy to ship them! I’m like you….I said I’m going to start watching religiously now. Lol.
This show have to be clean no nude scene. I think this show don’t need any nude scene
But of course bloody corpses are acceptable! Talk about hypocrisy. LOL
LOL. It’s funny how blood/gore/death is so easily welcomed/applauded/accepted but half a butt shot or a semi-nude scene and it’s time to be up in arms. Seems a little unfair in this day and age. We’re not watching Mary Poppins, here.
Clean? So the whole biting out a man’s throat and almost raping a kid passes muster, but buttcrack crosses a line? You must be trolling…
No they have amc and the bright spark who decided to kill Andrea off for last night. Kirkmans promise of bringing the show back closer to the comics is failing missiably… To many main charaters killed needlessly
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