“Tommy – do you mind if I smoke?”
“I don’t care.”
“…Well, even if you did, you’re not filming this… so tough shit.”
And thus began my interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, the effortlessly charming and hilariously blunt actor behind such memorable roles in film (Watchmen, The Losers) and television (Grey’s Anatomy, Supernatural). There’s just something down right likable about the guy – and it aids him when asked to play even the darkest of characters or moments. In the much-better-than-you-think The Possession, Morgan stars as Clyde, a neglectful father trying to rectify his fraught relationship with his daughters after a messy divorce. Of course – when an evil demon-in-a-box possesses his youngest daughter, said rectifying becomes, well, much more difficult. It’s a very strong performance that helps elevate The Possession over your typical exorcism and/or horror film.
In the following interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan, he discusses his distaste for most horror films (and why The Possession is the exception to the rule), his penchant for playing absentee fathers and his upcoming slate of projects (including Magic City Season Two, the James Gunn scripted Pure, and the Chloe Moretz co-starring The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea). For the full interview, hit the jump.