Matthew Morrison mocked, praised for portraying Grinch in NBC’s Dr Seuss musical: “My kids had nightmares”

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Matthew Morrison receives mixed reviews for his role as villain and Green Grinch in ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! ” Wednesday evening.

The former “Glee”, 42, was joined by Denis O’Hare (“Big Little Lies”) as old Max, Booboo Stewart (“Descendants 3″) as young Max and newcomer Amelia Minto (” The Lost Girls ”) as Cindy-Lou Who in the colorful rendition of Dr. Seuss’ iconic book,“ How the Grinch Stole Christmas ”. But it was Morrison’s purported bizarre portrayal of the cranky track that left viewers talking.

The majority of people watching at home took to social media to poke fun at Morrison’s gaze, insisting his appearance missed the mark. Even the parents joked that they weren’t sure if their kids could sleep through the night after watching the production.

” It was horrible. My kids had nightmares last night. It didn’t even look like the grinch! »A Twitter user wrote.

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Matthew Morrison starred as the Grinch in the NBC television musical that airs Wednesday night.
(David Cotter / NBC)

Another claimed that Morrison “was not a good choice to play the Grinch, but he did his best.”

“The makeup was a bit bad, and looked nothing like makeup when I saw a series tour. Otherwise everyone did a great job everywhere! I really enjoyed Max’s number, and their Cindy Lou has a really loud voice which I know will improve over time, ”the second Twitter user said. added.

“It was scary to see Matthew Morrison playing the cranky. Too serious and had no humor for his character, ”another he told me.

“Matthew Morrison in Grinch Musical Looks Like A Cats Cast Member Is Dead, Cast, And Coming Back To Life,” another tweeted.

Others, however, claimed Morrison’s portrayal was “sexualized” and questioned the need for his “momentum” on the stage.

“Sending Matthew Morrison the bill for all the therapy I’ll need after watching his weirdly sexual rendition of the grinch,” another joked.

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“Matthew Morrison doing an incredibly cursed take on the grinch is the most fitting way to end this miserable year imo we’re in hell etc.” »Joked another.

Pictured: (ld) Amelia Minto as Cindy Lou, Matthew Morrison as Grinch in NBC's' Dr.  Suess 'The Grinch Musical!'
Pictured: (ld) Amelia Minto as Cindy Lou, Matthew Morrison as Grinch in NBC’s’ Dr. Suess ‘The Grinch Musical!’
(David Cotter / NBC)

Another Okay they would “need to see my therapist” after seeing Morrison “put so much sexual energy into the grinch”.

“The Grinch gig was Matthew Morrison moaning and occasionally whipping BooBoo Stewart for two hours. I have never felt so uncomfortable in my whole life. I really never hated anything more ”, another tweeted.

“Mathew Morrison is sexual in the grinch. It’s a choice. A good choice? No, ”another tweeted.

One viewer said he created a Twitter account just to participate in the discussion on the two-hour televised musical, which was filmed at the Troubadour Theater in London.

“I created a Twitter account for this. I needed to know that I’m not the only one who feels physically uncomfortable with what’s going on. It’s a no for me! #GrinchMusical ”, says the viewer. he told me.

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Meanwhile, Morrison used his own Twitter account after production ended. In a 10-second video, Morrison sings a song from the musical “Wicked” as he wipes his green makeup.

“The best way to unwind after a show is to take off your green makeup with a little @WICKED_Musical. How would I have done, @idinamenzel @ShoshanaBean @TealWicks @EdenEspinosa @JessicaVosk @LindsayMendez @Stephanie @JBlock @ AnaGasteyer @ JuliaMurney @_ygmandonzalez #grinchmusical »

“Is it really for cranky or more like mean”, one person replied to the actor.

A person he told me Morrison’s “darkness” takes as Grinch “a little too much”. The same user said he wanted Jack Black to be cast for the lead role.

“The Grinch Musical was one of the worst live shows I have ever seen in my life. Matthew Morrison is also woefully misinterpreted as the main character. What a way to end 2020, ” another critical.

“I’m going to see grumpy Matthew Morrison in my nightmares tonight,” joked another.

“I just saw Matthew Morrison as the curmudgeon. will never get over it. Don’t worry about sending help, ”another Okay.

“Matthew Morrison sings in earnest while dressed like the grinch is too much for a Thursday morning,” another he told me.

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Matthew Morrison transforms into a grumpy green character.  Several Twitter users joked about her appearance because the role had given them 'nightmares'.
Matthew Morrison transforms into a grumpy green character. Several Twitter users joked about her appearance because the role had given them “nightmares.”
(David Cotter / NBC)

However, Morrison’s role was praised by others who listened.

« @Matt_Morrison you did a great job as a grinch !!! send love, “a person he told me.

“THE GRINCH THE MUSIC WAS SO GOOD MATTHEW MORRISON,” another person wrote.

« @Matt_Morrison I loved the musical you were in !!! it was award-winning! ur so talented @Matt_Morrison I loved you in the grinch man such a great performance, definitely Tony worthy of hope you win a man who cheers you on !!! Merry Christmas you deserve it to save 2020 !! PS love the Christmas album !! ” a person insisted.

“Watched the grinch’s music production tonight, thank you @Matt_Morrison for a good performance and make 2020 a little better :), ” added another.

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Before the musical aired, Morrison hinted that he wanted to take a quirky approach to the Grinch.

The casting of 'Dr.  Seuss
The cast of ‘Dr. Seuss “The Grinch Musical! »Don colorful outfits like the whimsical residents of Whoville.
(David Cotter / NBC)

“I didn’t want the Grinch to be a good dancer,” he told Entertainment Weekly.

He also said he prepared for the role by taking inspiration from Joaquin Phonix’s performance in “Joker.”

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“I learned a lot from Joaquin Phoenix’s performance in ‘Joker’, just going down those steps, like cowardly and [reveling in] give up and just reckless and raw. I really felt like this was how the Grinch would dance. At first I was like “I don’t think the Grinch dances”; It didn’t feel very Grinch-y to me, but then I came up with it and it just felt right. ”



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