WonderCon 2010 Exclusive: Jeffrey Dean Morgan Talks 'The Resident'


Jeffrey Dean Morgan may be best known to genre fans for his role in Watchmen (pictured above), but that could soon change with the release of The Resident, a horror thriller in which he stars alongside Hilary Swank and Christopher Lee, about a creepy, well, resident. It's part of the first wave of films from the newly reincarnated British horror studio Hammer Films.  At WonderCon this weekend to promote another kind of thriller, Warner Brothers' The Losers, Morgan gave us an idea of what to expect when he checks in with The Resident.

"The Resident with Hilary Swank," he said, "It's Hammer Films' comeback. I don't know if you know Hammer Films, but they did all the Dracula's, the Christopher Lee movies back in the [day]. So in thirty years this will be the first movie back, and I play a really creepy dude in that movie. It's beyond creepy. I saw a rough cut of it a couple of months ago, and it's super creepy. Even for me to watch it, I was like, "Who is that guy, man? I do not want to hang out with that dude!"

As for what draws him to his increasingly edgy roles, Morgan told us, "Well, the first thing you look for is probably good writing, and then you see who else is attached to it. There are certain directors, there's certain actors. The good writing's kind of the first thing that comes. And then the people that gather around. The best people I can work with I want to work with. And that's how I make decisions. So we'll see what happens in the future."