“I am going to find myself in that similar territory in that people are going to expect one thing from me now. And I would like to surprise them and do something completely different. That’s always been my thought process.”
“It’s opportunities that we crave. I just wanted the opportunity to be seen in a certain way, or be seen in a different way. And that’s part of why I started going to the States.
What ambitions do you still have? I grew up in a house of music, my mum was a music teacher, and I put it to one side when I started acting. Doing Lucifer for the past five years, I’ve been singing on the show, and I’ve fallen back in love with music. I would love to do a musical at some point.
You’ve said that it will be sad to say goodbye to this character and this show. What have you most enjoyed about playing this character and how hard will it be to say goodbye to him?
ELLIS: I’m getting emotional. I didn’t know I was going to cry. Give me a second. Hold on. I’ve just had an opportunity to do so many different things. All of the things that I excel at or that I think are my strong points have all happened in one character, and I’m just very aware that absolutely will never happen again, but I’m glad it did. I just really care about him.
I think the reason that I’m getting emotional is because we all care about the characters in this show. Everyone that’s been behind it has enjoyed it, and we enjoy other people enjoying it. I don’t want it to go on forever. I’m really, really happy with what we’ve done. Everything comes to an end, and I am really ready to move on and do other things, but I’ll be forever grateful.
‘Lucifer is a character who certainly doesn’t see the need to cover up, he hasn’t got that human hang up,’ says Ellis. ‘And if you were the Devil and you came to Earth to assume human form, you wouldn’t choose to look like a guy who sat slumped in front of the TV all day, would you!