” I think about the movie ‘Jaws.’ They had this state-of-the-art animatronic shark, but it kept breaking down, which kept delaying the filming. So, they had to use it very sparingly, but it became why the film was so good because you never saw the shark. You only heard about it, and it was suggested. “


” A lot of actors would tell you that they’d rather play the villain than the hero. When you’re the character, there are no repercussions. So there is a kind of liberating feeling about saying certain things to certain people – and I think that it’s always quite satisfying to do that. “


” Pilot season’s such a strange time. You get such a concentrated amount of scripts. A lot of them become white noise after a while. When something really pops, it becomes apparent very quickly. I’m quite instinctive about that. I know, normally by about 10 pages in, whether I want to do something or not. “


” I’ve been acting for 15 years now, and the more you do, the more confidence you get about ‘this is my career, and this is what I’m going to be doing.’ Since I’ve started coming to the States, I’ve had a really great response. It’s given me a lot of confidence to be more judicious about my own choices. “


” The weird thing about drama school is that you train for three years for one thing, and then, more often than not, it’s something that you haven’t trained for that you end up doing. “


” Lucifer likes to have fun, but we need to make sure that he’s also rooted in a proper journey. For the first few episodes after a pilot, you’re just trying to establish your world and the starting points for your characters. But I feel like, as the stakes went up, the ‘Lucifer’ veneer got less and less. “


” There’s something really charming about a character that is fundamentally flawed and does some pretty despicable things, but yet you still kind of love him. “


” My eldest daughter’s been to a few sets of mine and gets spoiled when she’s doing her nails, her hair. Though more often than not, you bring them to set, and they realize the filming process is pretty boring. “



All 8 Tom Ellis Quotes about You in picture


I think about the movie
A lot of actors would tell you that they


Pilot season
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The weird thing about drama school is that you train for three years for one thing, and then, more often than not, it
Lucifer likes to have fun, but we need to make sure that he
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My eldest daughter
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