The Walking Dead‘s longtime main man Andrew Lincoln says he turned down starring in motion and horror scripts earlier than signing on for household drama Penguin Bloom, his first movie function since 2010. Lincoln exited the tv zombie drama after eight years in 2018, taking a hiatus from the Rick Grimes function that took the UK-based Lincoln away from his spouse and two youngsters for lengthy intervals while filming in Georgia. After his new Netflix movie Penguin Bloom, which he filmed with Naomi Watts in Australia, Lincoln returns to the Strolling Lifeless franchise when its first characteristic movie begins shooting later this year.
“I’ve a younger household, and the business is plagued by folks that do not make it as a household. I had spent eight months away from them for lots of their childhood, and it was changing into extra insufferable. So once I was house, I used to be taking part in catch-up as a dad or mum, and as a husband, as a father,” Lincoln instructed Collider about his choice to say no movie work in-between seasons of The Walking Dead. “Additionally, sadly, what you need to do is you need to change folks’s perceptions of what you are in a position to do as an actor.”
Throughout his greater than eight seasons because the zombie-slaying Rick Grimes, Lincoln mentioned, “A variety of the scripts I used to be receiving have been nice scripts, however they have been motion and so they have been horror. I used to be ready for the suitable story to chime after which [Penguin Bloom] got here alongside, and I immediately liked it and knew I needed to be part of this lovely story of the Bloom household.”
Within the drama impressed by the powerful true story, Lincoln performs Cameron Bloom, a photographer who turns into a full-time dad and carer after his spouse, Sam (Watts), is paralyzed in a near-fatal accident. With the help of her husband and youngsters, Sam learns to adapt to her new life because the Bloom household finds inspiration in an injured magpie named Penguin.
Throughout a 2017 look on Strolling Lifeless after-show Speaking Lifeless, Lincoln revealed he is “at all times fancied the concept” of showing in a Star Wars film:
“Dave Morrissey and I, we used to form of joke that we have been the one actors in British Fairness that hadn’t been within the Harry Potter franchise,” Lincoln instructed Chris Hardwick when requested what might need occurred if he by no means starred as Rick Grimes. “So perhaps I might have been wizarding about Hogwarts [in Harry Potter] or hobbit-ing about Center Earth [in The Lord of the Rings], and I at all times fancied the concept of getting my arms round a lightsaber.”
Starring Naomi Watts, Andrew Lincoln, Jacki Weaver, and Rachel Home, Penguin Bloom is out there for streaming on Netflix beginning on January 27. Lincoln’s Strolling Lifeless movie stays undated.