Joe Morton is no stranger to successful films and television series, but it is his role on ABC’s hit drama “Scandal” that has led him to his very first Emmy nomination. The actor is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Rowan Pope.
Morton sits down with TheWrap‘s Jethro Nededog to dish about the most difficult scene he had to film in season 3, where he wants to see his character in the upcoming season, why this is the golden age of television and more.
“I’m going to say this not because of any degree of difficulty but simply because of the amount of, I suppose angst, that was in the scene, which was ‘the boy speech,’” Morton said of the most difficult scene he faced last season where he dressed down the President (Tony Goldwyn). “Just that by itself, the fact that you have a black man in chains, no suit on, talking to a white, southern, Republican President came with a lot of baggage.”
The actor also asks a question of his character, wondering why Rowan didn’t kill Maya and examining their relationship in the past.
“The bedroom must have been interesting,” Morton joked. “It’s ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ but without the gags.”
“Scandal” returns on Sept. 25 at 9/8c on ABC.