“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.
‘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!
Lucifer has been such a gift of a role. I don’t think I’ll ever get the opportunity to have so much variety within one character again. One day I’ll be doing something completely ridiculous and farcical and the next there will be a scene filled with honesty and tenderness. One day I’ll be shooting a complex fight scene and the next I’ll be singing at the piano. It’s kept me on my toes and constantly challenged me as a performer which, in the sixth season of a show, is a huge testament to our writers.