“The Walking Dead” has cast Jeffrey Dean Morgan’s real-life spouse, Hilarie Burton, to play across from him as his on-screen wife during the current season.
“Been pretty hard to keep this a secret,” the 38-year-old actress tweeted to her followers. The post was noted by The Loop in a piece published Wednesday.
“But I love working with @JDMorgan,” she added, mentioning her husband‘s Twitter handle. “I love watching him become #Negan and take on that swagger. And I love the @TheWalkingDead family.” (RELATED: AMC Will Not Edit Or Remove ‘Mad Men’ Episode Containing Blackface)
Been pretty hard to keep this a secret.
But I love working with @JDMorgan . I love watching him become #Negan and take on that swagger. And I love the @TheWalkingDead family. They’ve been a part of our family for ages and I’m so grateful for their kindness. Xoxo #hereslucille https://t.co/9tRh7NB8WY
— Hilarie Burton Morgan (@HilarieBurton) November 3, 2020
Burton continued, “They’ve been a part of our family for ages and I’m so grateful for their kindness. Xoxo #hereslucille.” (RELATED: ‘Walking Dead’ Creatives Sue AMC For A World-Ending Amount Of Money)
The “One Tree Hill” star’s post included a retweet from ComicBook.com that read, “#TheWalkingDead has cast @JDMorgan’s real life wife @HilarieBurton as Negan’s wife Lucille in a guest star role for Season 10’s additional episodes!”
— BD (@BrandonDavisBD) November 3, 2020
Burton and Morgan tied the knot in 2019 after being together for more than a decade.