There was major chemistry between Eugene and Denise on the latest episode of ‘The Walking Dead,’ and now Josh McDermitt is dishing what’s up with the potential new couple EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com!
Josh McDermitt, 36, has finally addressed the seemingly obvious connection between his character Eugene and Denise (Merritt Wever) on the Oct. 18 episode of The Walking Dead. So, is there hope for these two socially awkward humans to find love within one another?
Aside from Enid’s mysterious revelations and the brutal Wolves attack in episode “JSS,” one thing viewers couldn’t stop talking about were the sparks between Eugene and Denise. The pair met in Alexandria’s so-called “doctor’s office” when Eugene and Tara went looking for aspirin, and then got trapped inside once the Wolves hit.
“I think any time there’s a girl around I think there’s a good shot that Eugene is trying to ship himself in that direction,” Josh told HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 22. “Eugene is a bit girl crazy, and I don’t think it matters who it is. He likes girls. I don’t want to spoil anything and say it’s definitely going to happen or it’s not going to happen, you’re just going to have to tune in and find out!”
Okay, it sucks that Josh wouldn’t exactly confirm whether or not Eugene and Denise will get together… but damn if he’s not teasing the idea!
But What Is Eugene’s Purpose In S6?
Of course it’s not all about love connections on The Walking Dead, especially since the survivors are usually too busy running for their lives to stop for a quickie. So HollywoodLife.com also asked Josh about how Eugene will survive this season, and what his character brings to Alexandria and the group. According to the actor, it all comes down to building up Eugene’s confidence.
“Seeing people like Denise in last week’s episode where she kind of didn’t really have the confidence in her ability as a surgeon. She didn’t even finish school, she’s been rushed into this position to save Holly and to save someone’s life and she’s saying I just can’t do it instead of trying, and Eugene steps over and says you don’t want to be a coward, I know,” Josh explained. “I think something like that certainly gives him confidence. And, until he gets more confident, until he feels that he’s a stronger member of the group, it’s going to be a battle for him. I think that’s kind of what his purpose is, to find out who he is, how he belongs and fits within this group and how he can contribute and move forward.”
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Would you like to see Eugene get some action from Denise on The Walking Dead in season six? Comment below!
— Lauren Cox