"I feel that the Governor is someone who before the event was a pretty middle-management type guy," Morrisey said. "He didn't have the status before, but now he's walking that tight rope of leadership about what he needs to do as a leader. It's all relatively new to him."
The actor also says that another thing that's hard to do is to shake such a damaged character out of his head after work.
"The Governor would be a pretty tough character to take home -- I don't think my wife would like that," he told AMC. "He's a pretty intense man to play and there is a darkness to him, which can get inside your head sometimes. Thankfully, I have quite a long drive from the location back here to Atlanta, so I often put on a bit of rock music on the way home -- the Rolling Stones or whatever -- and that tends to get the character out of my head."
He added that he tends to use playlists in the other direction, as well--to get into character, and evaluated a bit of the Governor's musical tastes: "I think the Governor's got quite an odd taste, but it probably does cross over into mine. I do use classical music quite a bit in my iPod. Sometimes words and lyrics can get into your head, and what you want is just the music, so I use jazz and classical music for that."