Humpday Hottie: Andrew Lincoln
If you had told us a few years ago, while sobbing our eyes out watching Love Actually, that one day we’d be watching Mark, the “creepy-in-a-cute-way” friend get chased by zombies in the southern United States, we would never have believed you. (That is, if you could even get us to put down the tub of ice cream and listen to you for a second.)
But indeed, Andrew Lincoln has proven himself as versatile an actor as Emma Watson when she went from Hermione Granger to a stripper in The Bling Ring. In The Walking Dead, Andrew plays Rick Grimes, a sheriff from Kentucky who has awoken to find himself in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. The show has earned a cult following, and the premiere of the fourth season even dethroned High School Musical as the most-watched non-sports broadcast in cable history. (Take that, Wildcats!)
Here are a few interesting facts about the hottie we love to watch killing “walkers” (the name for The Walking Dead zombies, not for those nice old ladies walking in the mall).
That Southern accent is fake. Lincoln was actually born in London and moved to Bath at the age of 10. When asked about his convincing accent by DailyDead.com, Andrew said, “It’s getting to the point where there are some friends who only know me in dialect, and it feels like a betrayal to go back to my original accent. I’m a bit mad probably…”
His last name wasn’t originally Lincoln. We know, you probably feel like your whole life has been a lie. First he isn’t Southern and now his last name isn’t even Lincoln? That’s right. He was born Andrew James Clutterbuck before he changed his surname. (We don’t blame you, Andy, we would have changed it too.)
Apple Martin was the flower girl at his wedding. Yes, the Apple Martin, daughter of GOOP founder Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay. Andrew’s father-in-law is Ian Anderson, lead singer of rock group Jethro Tull. Talk about about a star-studded wedding!
xx, The FabFitFun Team