Jeffrey Dean Morgan was nervous about wife Hilarie Burtons Waking Dead role

Ellen James|April 06, 2021

'We couldn't even look at each other without, like, tearing up,' says Morgan

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was 'nervous' about wife Hilarie Burton's 'Waking Dead' role

Jeffrey Dean Morgan was anxious about his wife Hilarie Burton's cameo in The Walking Dead.

Speaking in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Morgan revealed that he was really nervous ahead of his wife's guest appearance for the show.

"We shot all of her stuff in three or four days, I think. We never left the basement that we were in," Morgan, 54, told.

"That was a joy. I couldn't have asked for a cooler deal of working with Hilarie. I'm not going to lie, I was nervous as hell going in. I didn't know how she would be."

"I don't f--- around. I go to work," he added. "We better f---ing bring it. And it was great. That first day with her, I went home just like, 'Thank God!'"

In instances, the couple also got emotional while shooting with each other.

"We never rehearsed. We couldn't even look at each other without, like, tearing up. It was very interesting. It was weird," he said.

"We only did one or two takes of everything that you saw. It was great, because we couldn't have done it anymore, by the way," he continued. "We were just wrecked."

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