As experienced zombie hunter Daryl Dixon from “The Walking Dead” franchise, Norman Reedus is usually in charge in the undead apocalypse. However, this does not seem to be the case in one’s own four walls, as the actor suggested in an interview with the “Bild” newspaper. In his relationship with the German actress Diane Kruger, he is faced with overwhelming power, which, in contrast to the series, he apparently cannot defend himself against as successfully.

“I’m surrounded by German women, so to speak. Diane, our daughter Nova and Diane’s mother, Grandma. As the only man in the house, all I can do is always say yes,” joked the 54-year-old. Reedus and Kruger have been in a relationship since 2016, and their daughter was born two years later.

In the interview, Norman Reedus also talks about what it’s like to be the father of a daughter and a son. Reedus has 24-year-old Mingus from a previous relationship with model Helena Christensen. “Boys are very, very different from girls.” He worried less about Mingus when his daughter was five years old. “With Nova it’s completely different. With her I pay close attention to what she does. […] I don’t even want her to fall down on the street. I’m always worried.”

The “Walking Dead” star also revealed the family plans for the upcoming Christmas and New Year: “We’re spending Christmas in New York and then going to our house in Costa Rica.” There, says Reedus, they are “in the middle of the jungle and are also celebrating New Year’s Eve there. That’s our tradition.” At least here there are parallels to his popular series character: Daryl also likes to spend his free time in isolation in the forest.