Morrison tells ABC Audio he tried to set his Grinch portrayal apart from the others that came before him.
“First of all, this is a musical, so this Grinch sings and dances, but, you know, I didn't want him to be a great dancer,” he says. “Actually, I pulled a lot from the Joker, just that kind of raw[ness], just someone who's just misunderstood.”
Though the cast had to rehearse under strict COVID-19 guidelines -- with masks and social distancing -- Morrison is excited to return to the stage and bring people a theater experience from the comfort and safety of their homes.
“I miss being up on stage or being in front of the camera so much and I feel like I really just put all that energy...just wanting to express myself in the most positive way into this character,” Morrison says. “And I really just went for it. It was dangerous, it was liberating, it just...I took some really big swings in this, and I feel like I left it all out there, so I'm excited to see what the final product is.”
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