Hi! You saw "Mojo" yesterday, right? Can I ask you what you thought of Colin Morgan's performance? Thanks!
yes you can! his performance was actually seamless. he played his character, skinny, like someone trapped between childhood and adulthood. like a kid, he was constantly trying to get approval of the people around him (especially his boss, mickey). and he copied ben whishaw’s character in most things (the blue trousers!). even though i think baby scared him more than anything, there was still admiration there. he was just trying to fit in, for the most part, but he was still talked down to and pushed aside most of the time. but there was also a very gritty, quick-thinking and almost wise element to the character. he understood a lot of what was going on before anyone else did, and colin was really in tune with all these aspects. he played into them very well. and really, there were zero mistakes. or, if there were, i didn’t catch them. every line was flawless. his comedic timing was on point, and i cried when he cried and - don’t want to give away spoilers - but every choice he made was really believable.
and i got distracted watching him most of the time. even when someone else was center stage, he didn’t break character for a second, and i couldn’t take my eyes off him. it was fascinating watching the intricate little things he did in those moments. he was so captivating.
and his accent was awesome! at times, i heard hints of the northern irish accent. and, sometimes, it reminded me of the accent he did for merlin, but it was different, too. he sounded, to me at least, like a londoner more than anything. so, kudos for that.
and, as i said before, you could just see him transform from skinny to colin when he took his bows. he was so full of energy and had a great stage presence, but he let that slip when he bowed and he did look tired while doing it. so it’s a real testimony to his acting that he could be so exhausted and still be so full of life while in character.
honestly, there’s nothing like seeing him do his thing in person. he’s just an extraordinary actor. i’m so happy i got the opportunity to see him live.