‘Scandal’s’ Joe Morton Reveals the 5 Questions That Get Him Into Character (Video)

The actor shares one of his methods for delivering stellar performances at TheWrap’s inaugural Emmy party

Joe Morton shared a one secret to his stellar performances at TheWrap’s inaugural Emmy season party on Thursday at West Hollywood The London Hotel.

Morton, who plays Olivia Pope’s (Kerry Washington) father on ABC’s Scandal, is often tasked with quick emotional turns, long monologues and the challenge of managing the fine line between hero and villain.

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With more than 70 films on his resume; countless theater productions, including Broadway’s “Hair”; and TV shows like “Eureka” and “Scandal,” Morton has accumulated a lot of knowledge about delivering a superb performance.

“I do the same thing all the time. It’s five questions for any character I play,” Morton told TheWrap of how he gets into a role. “Who am I? Where am I going? Who do I expect to meet? And the last two are most important…”

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Find out the last two questions that Morton asks himself to get into character in the video above.