Young actor Isaiah C. Morgan has appeared in screen roles over the last few years with his latest playing Henry Hays in the new series of True Detective premiering in the US on the 13th January. Isaiah has filmed a comedy titled Uncle Ed’s Bucket List which is due to release this year and had its first showing at the Sunscreen Film Festival in 2018. Speaking to us recently, Isaiah talks about his role in True Detective, the release of Uncle Ed’s Bucket List and filming for a horror show.
Is there anything you can tell us about your role of Henry Hays in the new series of HBO’s True Detective?
Henry is the son of a detective, Wayne Hays. Henry seeks the attention of his father, who’s focused on solving his case. He’s protective of his little sister and loves spending time with his mother.
How was the auditioning process and what do you remember from booking the role?
The auditioning process for this role came easy to me. I felt I brought this character to life. I got a call from my agent on a Friday that I had the role and flew out two days later to shoot.
Who did you spend the most time with in between filming scenes?
I spent the most time with Kennedi (Butler), who plays Becca. Next would be Mahershala Ali and Carmen Ejogo.
How excited are you to be part of True Detective?
VERY, that words can’t describe. I was so blessed to be a part of this project.
Will you be watching the series when it’s aired on TV?
Of course, my parts. This isn’t a kids’ show, but my family will be watching for sure.
You have recently worked on Uncle Ed’s Bucket List as Young Jason Jean Pierre, can you tell us about your character?
Young Jason just lost his parents and his Godfather – Uncle Ed stepped in to raise him. Young Jason is a kid with many questions and a big heart.
Do you know when it will be released and where did you film your role?
Soon. It will be on a digital platform. It was filmed in Los Angeles.
Late this year, you’ll also be appearing in Roads, Trees and Honey Bees, is there anything you can say about the film?
I had fun shooting this. Can only say, my role is funny.
You were in the short film The Wolf last year, who did you play in it?
I played the younger version of Richie. Richie was abused as a child by his father. His father is the wolf in his flashbacks. Later, Richie decides to make a stand.
In 2017, you had a role in Crypt TV: Kinderfänger, how did you find the experience filming for a horror show?
It was cool shooting this. There was so much blood and body parts everywhere. It was nice to see how horror shows are done.
How was it filming for Will Gittens’ music video for A Day With You?
I was told to just have fun. And I did.
Do you find learning scripts an easy process?
What are your acting plans for this year?
To continue to work hard and make this year my year with the help of God, my agents, and manager.
Follow Isaiah on: