The Walking Dead: Norman Reedus kisses Danai Gurira in 2015
American actress Danai Gurira was propelled into the spotlight thanks to her role as Michonne Hawthorne on The Walking Dead. She has been part of the show nearly from the beginning. However, fans were left upset when Gurira bowed out as Michonne in March 2020.
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Michonne left the show after it looked like her partner Rick Grimes (played by Rick Grimes) could be alive.
The character could be turning up in the Rick movies which are in the works with AMC.
Speaking to about departing from the show, Gurira told The Hollywood Reporter earlier this year: “What if I had not auditioned? What if I hadn't gotten the role? I really can't even imagine it.
“I not only learned how to be a person in this industry who understands the respect and the collaborative components of this industry that can really make a group of people feel like a family after so many years working together … that's something I learned so beautifully through this family of The Walking Dead.
Danai Gurira is best known as Michonne Hawthorne on The Walking Dead
“There's a love that runs really deep within the crew. They were the most heart-shattering thing to leave, really: that family, that crew. There's the family I've gained.
“There are the ways I've learned and grown as an artist in this field. There are ways I have been able to step into the next phase of my life as an artist. These are people I will be close to forever.
“They are crucial to who I have become and continue to take into my life, in some cases as mentors to me. There are people I've been able to usher in.
“It's really just meant everything to me as an artist in this field and as a human being. It's been really profound.
Actress Gurira remains highly private about her person life and not much is known about who she could be dating or if indeed she is married.
Fans of The Walking Dead were sent into meltdown previously when a behind-the-scenes video saw Norman Reedus locking lips with Gurira.
Gurira was getting interviewed by co-star Michael Cudlitz, who was asking her what it was like to be back filming.
Reedus snuck up behind Gurira before planting a kiss on her, leaving her in a fit of giggles after the impromptu move.
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However, it was all in good spirit and the pair have never officially addressed any romance.
The Daryl Dixon star is now dating actress Diane Kruger with the pair sharing a child.
After starring in The Walking Dead, Gurira has other projects lined up include serving as showrunner on the series Americanah, alongside Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o which will be released on HBO Max.
The series is based on Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel of the same name and Gurira has opened up on the challenges of adapting such a hefty book.
She told Entertainment Weekly: “It’s a lot. I’m involved with every angle of it.
“It’s not a small thing to be taking on a 600-page novel and bringing it to the fore as a TV show.
“But I realized that if I didn’t do it I would never, ever forgive myself. Taking it on will require everything I’ve got, and then some.”
According to IMDB, she is also rumoured to be featuring in the forthcoming Godzilla vs. Kong movie.
During her time on The Walking Dead, Gurira also became part of the Marvel universe when she starred as Okoye in Black Panther and subsequent Avengers movies.
The Walking Dead season 10 finale will be airing on October 4 on AMC and later on FOX UK