Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, best known for playing Denny Duquette on Grey’s Anatomy and the Comedian in Zack Snyder’s Watchmen, starred in the 2015 History Channel television miniseries Texas Rising, which was based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico. The miniseries also explored the making of the Texas Rangers.

Along with Morgan, Bill Paxton, Ray Liotta, Brendan Fraser, Olivier Martinez, and Cynthia Addai-Robinson also starred in the series. The History Channel made yet another attempt with Texas Rising to duplicate the success and popularity of the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys, and Morgan went a little too far to make it happen.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Eddie Black in Zack Snyder's 'Watchmen'
Jeffrey Dean Morgan played Eddie Black in Zack Snyder’s ‘Watchmen’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan admits to being scary thin to play Erastus ‘Deaf’ Smith

Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played Denny Duquette on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy from 2006 to 2009, left an indelible mark on the minds of the audience, that even today, Duquette’s death is considered one of the most devasting deaths on the show.

Morgan has always been one of those actors who puts his best foot forward while portraying a character on-screen, whether it’s fiction or real, like playing Deaf Smith in Texas Rising.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bill Paxton, Christopher McDonald
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Bill Paxton, Christopher McDonald in ‘Texas Rising’

In an interview on Today with Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford back in 2015, the actor admitted to getting scarily thin for playing Deaf Smith, as the character was a man suffering from tuberculosis and required a significant amount of weight loss. He said,

“He had consumption of tuberculosis. And so I got there and I was probably about 175. I left and I was about 130. I lost over 40 pounds. I ate a can of tuna fish a day.” 

The actor went on to explain that his commitment to the role was achieved in an unhealthy way, noting,

I did it in the most unhealthy way possible…I didn’t consult with a doctor or anything. We had said maybe we should lose, like, 10 pounds, and I just kept going and going, and by the end of the movie, I was just [moving] like a snail!”

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Zack Snyder’s superhero on being mistaken for Javier Bardem

The actor who appeared in Zack Snyder’s 2009 superhero movie Watchmen as Eddie Blake mentioned recently during an interview with Men’s Health that he gets mistaken for actor Javier Bardem all the time. He also mentioned that fans have congratulated him on life events that happened with Bardem. He shared,

“I’d be like at the airport or I could be anywhere, a grocery store and I’d literally get tackled by somebody, like speaking Spanish at a hundred miles an hour or being told congratulations on the birth of my daughter.”

Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem
Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Javier Bardem

Fans are not only the ones who get mixed up with the actors, it’s the media too, as the actor explains that as he was making his way down the carpet, the paparazzi, mistaking him for Bardem, started calling out the wrong name. The actor said he then decided to respond to their queries playfully and turned around and jokingly showed his middle finger at the person who had misidentified him.

Morgan’s light-hearted gesture, which was intended to be funny, backfired, and Bardem, who at the time was basking in his Academy Award glory, was accused of being rude and unfriendly to the press.

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan hints about The Boys

Zack Snyder’s Eddie Black likes to portray bad boy characters on-screen and will be very soon seen on the popular show The Boys’ season four, in which he is once again going to share screen space with his Supernatural co-star Jensen Ackles, who plays Soldier Boy in it. Morgan has also portrayed the bad boy Negan on AMC’s The Walking Dead since 2016.

However, it has been reported that Morgan’s appearance on the show is not as long as fans expect it to be, but it is going to be a badass one according to Nathan Mitchell, who plays Black Noir on the show. He further added that Morgan’s role is something that is going to stay with the fans for a long time.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Jeffrey Dean Morgan expected to play a badass role in ‘The Boys’ season four

When asked about the role, the actor said he couldn’t comment much on it, but would advise fans to watch it anyway because he makes the show dirtier. Since its 2019 debut, The Boys, created by Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and based on the comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, has become one of the most watched and lucrative programs on Amazon Prime Video.

Source: Today

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