Last month at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the cast of AMC's The Walking Dead were not able to engage with fans as they had before, thanks to security issues from their past.
After finishing up with the Season 10 Hall H panel, cast members Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Cooper Andrews and Eleanor Matsuura sat down with the Los Angeles Times. During the interview, they revealed why their fan interaction at the event was limited.
The actors explained how bad experience with fans at prior events led to the decision to keep their time meeting up with fans on the floor to a minimum. Specifically, incidents that took place when they were promoting The Walking Dead Season 9.
"They said it was a security issue," Reedus said. "We used to go and sign autographs on the floor with all the people, and last time, the barriers were being knocked over and people were being trampled."
According to Morgan, some fans even began throwing cell phones at the cast members in hopes of being able to take selfies with him. Reedus added that the number of these zealous fans started out small, but quickly grew, saying the cast started ducking for cover after the group grew to around 50 people.
Despite the situation, the cast harbours no bad blood. Said Morgan, "It was cool, it really was cool. It was super cool." Reedus adds that the fans were merely just overly-excited and, as hectic as the scene got, nobody was trying to hurt anyone.
AMC's The Walking Dead stars Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nadia Hilker, Dan Fogler, Angel Theory, Lauren Ridloff and Eleanor Matsuura. The series returns for its 10th season in October.