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‘The Walking Dead’s Lennie James: Rick & Morgan’s Friendship May Not Get Better

Mon, October 12, 2015 9:55am EDT by Lauren Cox Add first Comment

We spoke EXCLUSIVELY to ‘The Walking Dead’s Lennie James, and he told us all about what is to come for Rick and Morgan’s already rocky friendship in season six.

Lennie James, 50, doesn’t exactly have good news about his on screen relationship with Andrew Lincoln‘s Rick Grimes during the sixth season of The Walking Dead. On Friday, Oct. 9 the actor behind Morgan spoke to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY at the red carpet premiere of the first episode at Madison Square Garden in New York, discussing whether or not there is hope for the longtime friends to work together again.


“There is a bond between Rick and Morgan that the audience has identified with. I think sometimes when identifying with that bond they forget that Rick and Morgan spent the majority of time fighting,” Lennie told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. Of course this was in response to us asking what happens after the season premiere episode, in which Rick and Morgan seem to butt heads over how Alexandria can survive in their world.

“When [Morgan] first met Rick he shoved a gun in his face, tied him to a bed, threatened to stab him in the head. The next time they met he tried to shoot him, he stabbed him in the shoulder… so their relationship is going to continue along those lines,” Lennie explained, revealing that even though they are working together for a common cause throughout season six that doesn’t necessarily mean they will see eye-to-eye.

One of the most notable scenes in The Walking Dead‘s Oct. 11 premiere episode is towards the end when Rick is forced to kill Carter after he’s been bit by a walker in the woods. Morgan and Michonne watch in horror, and once Rick goes back into the woods there is an awkward moment where you realize that Morgan doesn’t agree with Rick’s decision.

Stay tuned for even more EXCLUSIVE interviews from The Walking Dead premiere, and be sure to take HollywoodLife.com‘s quiz to test your knowledge of the show!

Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do YOU think Rick and Morgan can work together? Or do you think they will end up trying to kill one another? Comment below with your thoughts!

— Lauren Cox