Da: if we could go back to the start for a bit, did you have any misgivings about playing lucifer? and what was it that drew you to the role? te:
i didn’t have any misgivings about playing him. i tried to take the weight off of the whole “devil” thing and just really look at the character on the page— and what i saw was a very complicated but fun man to play. i guess what really drew me to the role was the opportunity to play a character where there was both drama, comedy and action rolled into one. it made me laugh more than any script i read that pilot season.
as i said when the initial backlash against “Lucifer” happened, i think it’s silly to judge something before watching it, and i think that mindset suggests more about those people than it does about the show. For me, this show is the ultimate redemption story. it’s essentially about the most irredeemable character in history trying to find his own humanity—and i think that’s a story worth telling.
i did a play three and a half years ago and it reminded me how much i love the theatre. Since then, i’ve been really craving more of that. i see theatre as rehab for acting; you return to the basics and remember why you fell in love with acting in the first place. So, i really hope to do more of that soon. i would also love to do more feature film work. But mainly variety is what i have always craved as an actor.