While I’ve interviewed many people over the past seven years, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is one my favorites. No matter where and when we talk, he’s always brutally honest and willing to have fun. Which brings me to last week at Comic-Con. When my scheduled interview had to be changed at the last minute, Morgan was the one who suggested meeting up after he’d finished his press for the day so we could have an extended conversation. Needless to say, I immediately said yes.
During the interview we talked about his thoughts on Before Watchmen, Watchmen‘s extended cut, his upcoming horror movie The Posession (here’s the first trailer) which also stars Kyra Sedgwick, and Natasha Calis, Red Dawn, Magic City, what it’s like to film on location in Miami, being at Comic-Con, and The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea with Jessica Biel and Chloe Moretz. Hit the jump to watch.
The new Starz drama series Magic City, created by writer/executive producer Mitch Glazer and premiering on April 6th, takes place in 1959 at the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, during the tumultuous time when Havana fell to Castro’s rebels. Ike Evans (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) is the star of his Miami hotel, but to finance his dream, he sold his soul to mob boss Ben “The Butcher” Diamond (Danny Huston). Ike’s wife Vera (Olga Kurylenko), a former showgirl, and his three kids, which include sons Stevie (Steven Strait) and Danny (Christian Cooke), think he’s an honorable man, but nothing at the Miramar Playa is what it seems.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, the always charming and gracious Jeffrey Dean Morgan talked about how he initially thought the show was a mini-series but that he got hooked before realizing otherwise, how different it is to play the lead on a show that he actually get to survive until the end of the season on, how much he enjoyed working with Danny Huston and the phenomenal ensemble, and how he’s become a workaholic, juggling movies during the hiatus of Magic City, which has already received a second season order. He also talked about his next film, The Devil in the Deep Blue Sea, which he starts in New Orleans in April with Chloe Moretz and Jessica Biel, and how he hopes to do The Rut after Season 2 of the show. Check out what he had to say after the jump: