Magazine article Variety

Since Working in the States, I've Had a Lot of "Pinch Me" Moments

Magazine article Variety

Since Working in the States, I've Had a Lot of "Pinch Me" Moments

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Tom Ellis

After 15 years as a scene-stealing fixture across the Pond, plus a breakout turn as the star of USA's short-lived "Rush," Welsh actor Tom Ellis has landed one hell of a role - as Lucifer himself, in Fox's eponymous supernatural drama. Perhaps it's time to give the devil hiS due. LAURA PRUDOM

Did you have any hesitation about playing Satan?

I come from a very religious household; my father's a pastor, my uncle's a pastor and my sister's a pastor, and they're all thrilled that I got this job. They're able to understand what this show is: a satire using the character of the devil to tell a redemption story.

What differentiates "Lucifer" from other Fox supernatural or crime dramas like "Bones," "Sleepy Hollow" and "The X-Files'?

I think what makes it different is that Lucifer's indifferent to the crime they're solving; it's a game to him, and if it's ever more than a game, it's something that he hasn't bargained for. …

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