Interview: Watchmen's Comedian - Jeffrey Dean Morgan
by Alex Billington
February 19, 2009
Of all the people involved in Watchmen, the one actor I really wanted to interview was Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays The Comedian. Not only is he a great guy in person (I've met him before), but his character is one of the darkest and most complex in the entire movie. Yesterday afternoon I sat down with him to talk about Watchmen and what it's like being a part of something so incredible. And because we're all very excited about Watchmen, I thought I'd put up my video interview for your viewing pleasure. Be careful, this isn't exactly spoiler free, but it should be a fascinating interview to watch - at least I think so!
For those who haven't read the graphic novel, The Comedian might possibly be the most conflicted character of the story. There is a lot of insight to be gained from this interview after having seen the movie as well, primarily because you'll understand his take on the character so much more. I hope you enjoy!
Watch our interview with Jeffrey Dean Morgan:
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The video portion of the interview was shot using my Flip Mino camera. The full transcript will be posted at a future point, I just wanted to get this out there since people have requested to see it. And while I can't yet write about Watchmen, you can hear my thoughts in the video. Let's just say, I wasn't disappointed in the least. As for Jeffrey Dean Morgan, his character kicks ass, and while he is one of the darkest parts of the story, it's extraordinary watching him on screen. Not that anyone needs more reasons to go see Watchmen, but hopefully this chat with Morgan has given you just a small idea of how much work went into it.
Watchmen is directed by Zack Snyder (of Dawn of the Dead and 300) and is written by David Hayter (The Scorpion King, X-Men, X-Men 2) and Alex Tse. The film is an adaptation of Alan Moore's highly acclaimed award winning graphic novel of the same name. Watchmen officially arrives in theaters everywhere on March 6th, 2009. Stay tuned for even more Watchmen coverage, photos, and more here on FS.net!