Lamorne Morris improvised Bloodshot role

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 March 2020
Lamorne Morris

Lamorne Morris

Lamorne Morris admits that he was "winging it" for some of his performance in 'Bloodshot'

Lamorne Morris admits he was "winging it" for a lot of his performance in 'Bloodshot'.

The 36-year-old actor – who plays Wilfred Wigans in the movie – revealed that director David Wilson gave him a lot of freedom in his portrayal of the character.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he said: "Dave just allowed me to run and be free. I would say it was 50-50; 50 [percent] scripted and fifty [percent] improvised, especially the scenes where I'm in a van by myself.

"I was just kind of winging it and gunning it – even when I was doing a code-off, if you will, with Siddarth Dhananjay's character. Going back and forth with him – I didn't know what he was doing, either. So, I'm making stuff up, and I'm hearing about what he possibly might do.

"So, you kind of have to have that strength as an actor – the ability to go off-script and improvise a little bit. Dave really allowed that to happen."

Morris also opened up on how he landed a role in 'Jumanji: The Next Level' after attending the table read for the movie.

The 'New Girl' star said: "So, we had the table read for 'Jumanji'; I wasn't cast originally.

"What happened was Jake Kasdan, the director, wanted me to read for Kevin Hart at the table read. Kevin was on tour, and he couldn't make the table read. Ser'Darius Blain, who plays Fridge in the movie, was filming in Vancouver, so he couldn't make the read.

"So, Jake had me come in and read for those characters. It was pretty cool because I got to sit with Awkwafina on my left and The Rock on my right.

"I felt like a member of that cast, and once we got to the end of the script, there was this one character that pops up, and I requested that I play that character.

"I knew – I just knew – that if 'Jumanji' was to return, that my character would have to be in the next one if I played him in 'The Next Level'. So, I just played the long game – the long con – and used nepotism a bit to get the role."

Bloodshot

  • 3 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: David Wilson
  • Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce

Ray Garrison (Diesel) is slain by baddie Martin Axe (Kebbell) but then brought back to life with nanotechnology by Dr Harting (Pearce). Debut director Wilson is well aware how daft it all is and delivers a flashy, fast-paced action movie that never takes itself too seriously. Big, dumb fun.

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