I was watching a documentary on MF, and he was talking about being interviewed/auditioned for a disaster movie in the late ‘70s/early’80s…the director calls him in and asks, “What do you think?”
To which Morgan replies, “You have a movie about 7 scientists, a cook, a caretaker, and a mechanic. All the scientists are white, the cook, caretaker, & mechanic are black. How do you think I feel?”
Needless to say, he adds, he didn’t get the job, but he said he refused to “take any part that demeaned a race or myself.”
He didn’t get any movie roles in the 80s, he says, because of this philosophy. Fast forward 30 years, and he’s one of the most highly sought after stars in Hollywood.