Merlin stars Colin Morgan [Merlin], Bradley James [Arthur], and Katie McGrath [Morgana] phoned us all from all the way from London and we had a wonderful (and often hysterical) chat about saying goodbye to the series, set momentos, real life chivalry, and journalistic originality.
Merlin stars Colin Morgan [Merlin], Bradley James [Arthur], and Katie McGrath [Morgana] phoned us all from all the way from London and we had a wonderful (and often hysterical) chat about saying goodbye to the series, real life chivalry, and journalistic originality.
So it's just been announced that season 5 is the final season. Now that the cat's out of the bag, admit it, how long have you known?
Katie: I think we've always known, to be honest. The producers were always pretty clear that they had a five-year plan for the story for all our characters and they had written the stories for those characters based on us doing those five years. So we were always kind of aware that we would do that. We weren't sure we would get those five years, so we were very grateful we'd be able to see it through to the end.
Bradley: We've had time to marinade on the thought of it finishing, so its something that we've been expecting
Was it hard to say goodbye?
Colin: I think because we have the expectation, we knew it was coming; it wasn't a shock. We knew that the final few weeks were the final few weeks. It was in our conscience. We actually filmed the final episode then we went back and filmed episodes 9 and 10. It was like we'd already shot the end of the series, so it was just, you know, just about getting through to the end.
What will you miss most about Merlin?
Bradley: THE PEOPLE! The people we work with. We had a great crew and a we had a lot of fun people in the cast and that will be, well, it will be a pleasure to miss them because we have such fond memories of so many people who made it such a fun experience.
Anyone in particular?
Bradley: Uh, no - I think that's the great thing about it. We have that many people within the crew who [were] a joy to spend time with. As a note to the cast, I think one of the joys that made it possible to do the show and keep the enthusiasm is that each day you'd come to work and you'd be working with some really fun people. I count myself very lucky that I was cast with the people I was cast with, so that is what we'll miss.