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Meet Morgan Spector, actor of screen and on stage! Already perfoming  from a young age already, he always knew he wanted to pursue a career in that field. Currently starring in the TV show ’The Mist’ and in the stage play ’Animal’, his past credits include several roles in HBO and Netflix shows including the global smash hit ’Orange Is The New Black’. We caught up with the multi-faceted actor and had a talk about his current projects.

Has it always been your dream to pursue an acting career?

Yeah I’ve been doing that for 11 years, it’s something that I just wanted to do.

Was it a long process to eventually make a real living out of acting?

Sort of, it wasn’t that long, though. I got to New York in 2006 and worked other jobs and worked hard on my profession. Then it came naturally.

How did your first professional role come about?

I played a Holocaust survivor who juggled life with three women. It was a beautiful story, it was a tragedy but the storyline was great. I went to the audition and it turned out to become the most amazing experience.

You’re an actor on both stage and screen. What’s the biggest difference?

At the end of a show the cast gets all the applause and people cheer for you which is a great feeling. In film you don’t have any control about the audience and your efforts. The feedback from the audience is very pleasurable and exciting. But screen acting is incredible too, it’s very different.

Tell us about your Broadway play ’View From The Bridge’ with Scarlett Johannson.

Yeah that was my first broadway play I have ever done. One of the characters had to step out so I could step in and take the role, it was extraordinary, and a wonderful company. Johannson is a great actress and I was very happy to work with her.

You’re currently playing in the show ’Animal’ at New York’s Alantic Theater, how’s that going so far?

It’s been great. It’s a very timely and sharpely written play about the state of feminism today. It’s very appropriate at the moment, there is a lot of anger in the world regarding this topic so I’m glad to be a part of it.

So you’re also starring in the TV show ’The Mist’, can you tell us a bit more about that?

My character is a father, he’s trying to find his way. He is a very mild man. The show is airing at the moment so it’s interesting to see how the audience engages with it. So far it’s been good.

How would you describe yourself only using a film title?

’Gremlins’ or ’The Little Mermaid’. Yeah, definitely ’The Little Mermaid’.

Morgan can currently be seen in SPIKE’s ’The Mist’.

Interview Antonia Künzel

Photography Joupin Ghamsari

Grooming Erica Sauer


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