Actors often have to change their bodies for upcoming roles, whether that being much more jacked or scarily thin. Luckily, the world of Video games it much easier, you just need to ask.
According to game director Hideo Kojima, the Walking Dead actor asked Kojima Productions to make him seem more like a man-mountain in-game.
During a visit to Kojima Productions, comedian Conan O’Brien joked, “This is the first shower Norman Reedus has had in three years,” while watching footage of the game. “I’m noticing there are many scenes where Norman is naked. Was that Norman’s request?” Hideo Kojima replied with “Norman’s request was to make him more muscular.”
O’Brien visited the studio while in Japan, and was also 3D scanned for a cameo in the game, where he apparently appears as a cosplay fanatic