… pursuing those scary, challenging characters”
Excerpts from Belfast Telegraph interview:
“I never choose a genre over quality,” “I never think, ‘I want to do that’, and sacrifice the fact it might not be very good.
“I always look for the character that gets into your guts and tells you, ‘You have to play this’. You have to be brave enough to let everything else go and let the character guide you. When I read a script, I look for that kind of pull.”
At the forefront of the unexplainable is Nathan, who Morgan claims possesses that “damaged character” element he enjoys tackling.
“First and foremost, he’s a healer. He sees hurt in people, he sees the pain and there’s something about him that wants to take that away from people. He’s fiercely passionate, so there’s a lot of love, especially for his wife.
“He’s determined to have a good future, but a big theme of the show is what lies beneath, and his reasons for doing things are unresolved, unhealed.”
“Every role dictates a different way, but for some reason on this project, I stayed in an accent the whole time. A lot of people didn’t know I was from here until we finished shooting,” he adds, chuckling. “The only time I didn’t stay in accent was when I was talking to my family, because they would have been saying, ‘What are you doing?'”
But point out that he’s garnered a lot of praise …. “Generally people are very nice,” he says, blushing.
“I think there are pros and cons to social networking, but on a social, personal level, it’s just not for me” –