Interview with Morgan Taylor Campbell – Pop City Life Exclusive
Take a look at this beautiful face. We think you’ll be seeing a lot more of Morgan Taylor Campbell in the future. Morgan is most recently starring in the spooky new series Spooksville on the Hub Network. The action/adventure series debuted in October to great reviews and it won’t be long before Morgan’s star is on the rise.
Morgan plays the role of Ann Templeton, a beautiful, young heiress residing in a town full of unexplained and supernatural occurrences. The series focuses on a battle between good and evil and a talented cast worthy of praise.
Morgan previously guest starred on AMC’s The Killing and will be seen in the mockumentary “No Men Beyond This Point” set to do a festival circuit in 2014.
We recently had the chance to exclusively chat with Morgan about her role on Spooksville, her interest in witches, and what fans can expect next from her.
Read on for our interview with Morgan Taylor Campbell:
Morgan Taylor Campbell: Thank you! Well, after all the screaming subsided, I think I headed to my day job which involves cleaning bathrooms. I was mostly excited about my character, Ann Templeton, and getting to move to Vancouver Island for six months!
Were you a fan of the book series or Christopher Pike beforehand?
Morgan: I began reading the book series when I was in the running for the part and that’s how I became a fan, but let me tell ya, those books are not easy to track down which is a shame because they are really great books for young people to read. I have all twenty four of them and I love ’em! My personal favorite is the seventh book, The Dark Corner.
Can you talk a little bit about your character, Ann? How would you describe her for someone who hasn’t seen her in action yet?
Morgan: She’s the girl who’s always seemingly two steps ahead. Nobody is ever really sure of what she’s plotting in that mind of hers, which also makes it hard for her to get close to people. You see, she is believed to be an evil witch, so when she tries to join forces with Adam, Watch and Sally they have a really hard time trusting her…but should they??
“Spooky” series are all the rage these days. What sets “Spooksville” apart from the others?
Morgan: The quirky characters! They bring so much life to our show along with lots of humor, which makes it so much fun to watch. It adds another element to the spooky, supernatural occurrences which are the central focus of the show. Plus, there is a lot of value put on family and friendships, which I find to be a very worthwhile theme in shows aimed toward younger audiences.
Do you have a favorite memory so far from working on the series?
Morgan: This for me, would be hanging with the cast and crew after work at the rock quarry in Cobble Hill on Vancouver Island, which also served as one of our filming locations. It’s this beautiful little body of water we’d swim in and the rocks surrounding it are where I learned to dive!
How did you come to the decision to get into acting? Were you inspired or influenced by anyone?
Morgan: I’ve never been able to narrow it down to one reason why. I’ve always wanted to work in a field that gave me lots of room to be creative. My parents have always been very supportive in anything I do, so that’s been a huge factor in me ending up here. That, along with the friends who I spend most of my time with is where I get most of my inspiration just because I learn so much from them.
Your bio says you’ve always had an interest in witches. Do you enjoy getting to play a role that explores these supernatural elements?
Morgan: Yes! It’s so much fun. I mean, the whole show is set in a supernatural town, so living in that fantasy world allows you to get really inventive with your imagination.
Halloween may be over, but the series is still a hit with viewers. How did you celebrate the holiday?
Morgan: This year I got to do things a bit differently! Instead of dressing up as my usual ghoul or goblin, I was dressing up as Justine Moritz for the opening night of a production of Frankenstein, which is the play I’d been rehearsing over the past six months with a local Vancouver theatre company, The Ninja Pirates.
What can fans look forward to next from you? What else are you working on?
Morgan: Right now, I’ve just been in acting class and learning piano and kickboxing. I’ve been wanting to spend more time on my hobbies. As for specific projects, you guys will find out as soon as I do!
We’d like to thank Morgan for taking the time to answer some questions for us! We really appreciate it. Be sure to tune in to ‘Spooksville’ on The Hub Network.
Fans can follow Morgan on Twitter here.
Interview by: Noelle Gruber