Oh, Jesus! In addition to a wonderful character name that screams attention, Tom Payne has captured audience intrigue as Jesus. AMC hit ,THE WALKING DEAD, is just hours away from its mid-season finale. And with so many separated from their “packs,” where will they hit pause?
Season 7 premiered with brutality on record levels. Yes, it is a show about the undead walking around wanting to eat people. That is one of the reasons we love it. We have seen antagonist come and go but never one like Negan. The ultimate tormentor who feeds off the mental torture, as well as, the physical. We witnessed this evil personally take out two characters audiences have been emotionally attached to. The Devil came to town.
But TWD does have a Jesus! Could he be the one to end the evil? Well, Tom sat down with TheWrap to explore where Jesus may be going. And what he may be exploring…
“Right now, I’m not on top of the truck — which is the last place you saw me,” the British actor told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “Unless I added very, very fast running to my résumé, I’m probably somewhere around the Sanctuary right now.”
Payne also said he’s open to seeing Jesus explore his homosexuality, given that the character is gay in the comic book series.“That would be awesome,” he said. “If Jesus’ sexuality does come up in the show, I don’t think it will be in any kind of big, dramatic, ‘Oh, wow, this is how this person is in their private life’ way.”
Will Jesus have a run-in with the villainous Negan? Maybe.
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