The Walking Dead's Jesus actor reveals his epic transformation could rule out returning for spin-off showAugust 27, 2020
THE Walking Dead fans were horrified when Jesus met a bitter end in season 9.
The martial arts pro, played by Tom Payne, was stabbed to death by a masked member of The Whisperers, who was diguised as a zombie, in the mid-season finale.
However, with spin-off seasons Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead: World Beyond, there's always scope for long-serving character to reappear in one form or another.
What's more the upcoming Rick Grimes movie trilogy offers plenty of scope for flashbacks of fallen cast members.
Discussing the prospect of returning to the show from beyond the grave, Payne said that he'd certainly be eager to delve into Jesus' past.
"I think like a Jesus's origin story would be cool, man. But I had to grow the hair and yeah, I loved it," he told Express Online.
However he pointed out a major logistical challenge, having transformed himself for Sky drama Prodigal Son.
Payne cut his signature long tresses short and got rid of his beird for a sharper look in the thriller, meaning he no longer resembles Jesus as fans know him.
"By the time I had gotten to a position where I had grown my hair and it was my hair and my beard exactly how I wanted the character to look, then they killed me!" he went on.
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However, Payne said he'd be reluctant to rely on wigs or extensions to recapture the look, meaning show bosses would have to find a way to incorporate the new look.
"I wouldn't like to do it again if I had to wear fake extensions and a fake beard again," he continued.
"I could grow the beard, but that hair took three years by the time I left, so yeah, I wouldn't want to fake it again."
The comments come afer Laura actress Lindsley Register dished the dirt on a deleted sex scene with Eugene that show bosses deemed too distracting.
The Walking Dead's season 10 finale will air as a special episode on Monday, October 5 on FOX in the UK and previous episodes are available to stream on NOW TV.
In the US, the season 10 finale will air on Sunday, October 4 at 9pm on AMC.
Fear the Walking Dead will return later this year on AMC in the US and on AMC UK in the UK.
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