When you think of the horror genre, the name Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 46, might not immediately come to mind, but that doesn’t mean that the former Watchmen and Grey’s Anatomy star isn’t open to new on-screen experiences. In his new anticipated horror flick, The Possession, also starring Kyra Sedgwick of The Closer and silver-screen newcomer Natasha Calis, Morgan plays Clyde, the concerned father of a young girl whose yard sale purchase turns out to be more than she bargained for.

And it’s not just on-screen horror that the stars of The Possession, which is based on the legend of the Dybbuk Box, had in store for them. “We had enough weird stuff happen in the course of making this movie,” Morgan told Uinterview exclusively with costar Calis. “You sort of have your skepticism tested a little bit,” he said.

“We’d be in a sound stage with windows closed, no doors opened and no air conditioning on, and then all of a sudden you’d just get hit in the middle of a scene with some cold air — wind almost,” Calis revealed. “And then five days after we were finished shooting, all of the props were in a warehouse, and the warehouse burned down to ashes. The Vancouver police got on it, and the fire started from within,” she said.

Being on the set of The Possession, haunted or not, got Morgan thinking about what’s next in his career. “I want to direct. I think that’s where I’m going — in my head that’s where I’m going in my career. I’m not a control freak, but I want to have more control,” he told us. “I think that’s coming up, I hope in the next couple of years.”

The Possession, directed by Ole Bornedal, is currently out in theaters.

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