LUKE CAGE

Blessed with bul­let­proof skin and the kind of punch­ing power that could knock more than a few blocks off, Luke Cage is the team’s mus­cle. In­tro­duced in the first sea­son of Jes­sica Jones be­fore grad­u­at­ing to his own show last year, he pro­vided the fast-ta

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Where does Luke fit into the team?

He comes in as a bruiser. But he’s level-headed and aware. He’s that kind of guy. He’ll come in, weigh all the op­tions and de­cide how to pro­ceed. There’s a mys­ti­cal el­e­ment to the se­ries and Luke is a lit­tle ap­pre­hen­sive about that. Where he’s from, there is no such thing as mys­ti­cism.

Tell us about that bond­ing din­ner.

Good times. There was def­i­nitely a lit­tle gawk­ing, [peo­ple] try­ing to video­tape us on their phones, and we were talk­ing quite loudly. I’m pretty sure peo­ple eaves­drop­ping found out a lot about us. We def­i­nitely said things we shouldn’t have.

Who paid?

Char­lie pulled the clas­sic move. He went to the bath­room and when he came back the tab had been taken care of. As well he should, he’s 1A.

Who’s the coolest De­fender?

Cool is a strange word. I don’t know what cool is, to be hon­est.

Okay, who’s the most stylish De­fender?

Most times they’ll come in pants and T-shirts and a hoodie. I’ll come in in clothes that look like I care. I’ll add a bit of style and dash to it. I’m not go­ing to deny that I’ve had out­fits that, from time to time, have turned heads. But this is my third sea­son of wear­ing noth­ing but a hoodie and jeans on the show, so I gotta mix it up a lit­tle bit.

Have you watched the other shows?

I’m not up to speed yet. I’m still fin­ish­ing off Iron

Fist. I have a two-year-old so I’m at her mercy. If she’s awake, all I can watch is Se­same Street.

Do you get free Net­flix?

I thought I did un­til about a month ago. My wife signed me up for a pack­age and I saw the email. I found out the hard way I don’t get it. It’s a shame.

Who would win in a fight?

The true winner is Net­flix.

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