'Walking Dead' actor Norman Reedus had funny reason for turning down role alongside George Clooney
"The Walking Dead" actor Norman Reedus had a chance to star in a Sci-Fi movie with George Clooney, but he turned it down for a very specific reason.
The actor recently told Vulture that he rejected a role in the upcoming flick "Tomorrowland" because of the hairstyle for which the part called.
Reedus's hair on the AMC show is one of his trademarks, and apparently parting ways with it was too much to ask.
With "Tomorrowland," there was an issue about cutting my hair. It's a period film, and I would have played the father of George Clooney, but the haircut, the pictures they sent me, it looked like some sort of a hair croissant on the top of your head. And I was like, How am I going to pull that off? I have really long wild guy hair right now, and it just wouldn't work. This show is my bread and butter, and it's my heart. And I don't want to just do a giant blockbuster that's going to disappear. I want a film that means something, and then I'll go back to my highly watched, super-popular television show.
"Tomorrowland," directed by Brad Bird, isn't set to hit theaters until May 2015. Hugh Laurie and "Under the Dome" actress Britt Robertson are slated to star alongside Clooney. No announcement has been made on who will play the role for which Reedus was considered.