We know that Colin Morgan tries to focus on the script and his own interpretation of the characters rather than dabble in fandom, but Katie Mc Grath lauds the imagination and enthusiasm of fans: Says Mc Grath, “I think that’s part of what makes Merlin such a successful show, though.There’s such a scope for the audience to read in whatever they want into these stories and these characters and I think that’s why it’s lasted for so long.Now, Morgana will stop at nothing to kill or brainwash her former friend and claim Camelot’s throne.Could there possibly be reconciliation in their future? Even after a morning full of interviews and a questionable phone connection, both actors were exceedingly gracious, and the camaraderie between them was obvious. Knowing the end is nigh for the knights, ladies, druids, sorcerers and dragons of Camelot made it a massive but bittersweet treat for us to talk to stars Colin Morgan and Katie Mc Grath by phone all the way from London.
As long as Gwen admits that Morgana should be Queen and her ruler. There is a big break, and once you’ve watched these episodes you realize that the friendship they had is gone and probably not going to come back.“Thing is,” she tells me, “we don’t have to work together anymore, so I can tell you how I feel about everyone.” Of her own character Mc Grath says,“I I could take Morgana with me. She’s confident and self-assured and, you know, determined, and I’m just a bit picky and actressy, so there are a lot of times that I wish I had more Morgana around.” Colin Morgan, for his part, feels that after five years of doing the show there will surely be elements of the actors that go into the characters, “but,” he adds, “I think we’re pretty distinguishable from our characters.” “I wish Colin was more like Merlin,” Katie admits teasingly.“I like Merlin better.” There could “absolutely” be some kind of reconciliation between Guinevere and Morgana by series’ end – one teensy tiny stipulation, though.And you can’t fake that kind of friendship, and I think that’s what people are responding to.” [Side note: If you’ve ever watched the Bradley James and Colin Morgan Video Diaries, you’ll know that this is true.The two actors have a hilarious and genuine friendship that shines through onto their easy rapport as Merlin and Arthur.] We shouldn’t expect to see Colin Morgan frequenting any Merthur fanfiction archives in his spare time.Does Merlin ever get jealous of the attention Arthur gives Gwen and his new Knights of the Round Table? His knights are the strongest friends he could have.” The power of the viewer.