“My passion is acting” …

… 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” –

(Colin Morgan)



7 comments on ““My passion is acting” …

  1. leahluna55 says:

    Wonderful interview! At last, I’m watching TLAD, tonight I’ll see episode 6. I think it’s fantastic, especially the acting, the photography and of course THE MUSIC!!! ❤
    It's sad BBC decided not to continue with the serie. I think that writer, directors, producer and actors deserve a second season to really develop the story. 😦

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  2. leahluna55 says:

    Thanks, Suntse for posting the interview. ❤ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Twosocks says:

    Well, my comment seems to have gotten lost! Anyway found it so interesting that Colin kept the accent even off camera. So different from any of his other roles, as usual. And Leah, I really loved the music too. Am working at trying to get the download actually on my ipad. Would love to find some dulcimer tablature for these songs too.

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  4. Wonderful to hear your voice, Leah! I was wondering if you had been able to watch it. 🙂

    I also love the music. It has a very unique and haunting quality that is more than fitting for this series. It remains in my head long after I’ve watched an episode. 🙂

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