We feel very lucky for that.” When asked to choose between Merlin/Arthur and Gwen/Morgana as a pairing to make canon, they’d pick… (laughs) Listen, I don’t think I can have that narrow a choice between those two options! With the end of the series approaching, we had to ask: what would the actors miss most about working on ?
There are so many characters, how can you narrow it down to just those two? Mc Grath: “It’s a bit of a sad question for all of us.
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.
Sy Fy starts its run of the last 12 episodes this Friday.
Making the leap from prince to king must be difficult, but as a result Arthur has gained a dozen hand-picked knights as well as a just, compassionate queen. She’s the best advisor, in a way, that he could have by his side.
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.
She was instantly playful and joking, poking some friendly fun at her co-stars.
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.
Could there possibly be reconciliation in their future?
Says Mc Grath: “I could absolutely see Gwen and Morgana reconciling at this point! (laugh)” Well, yes, if King Arthur and Queen Guinevere gave up the throne and vowed to follow Morgana’s every order, perhaps she would be satisfied. “No,” Mc Grath continues, “To be honest, I think by the time you get through series five, you realize that there is no coming back with their relationship.
Apart from appearing in TV series, Bradley James also appeared in the film Fast Girls and he will be part of another film Underworld: Next Generation that will be released in 2016.
Even after a morning full of interviews and a questionable phone connection, both actors were exceedingly gracious, and the camaraderie between them was obvious.