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Interview with Luke Cook

Luke Cook is an Australian actor known for his TV work. Luke has booked roles on shows such as Baby Daddy, MTV’s Faking It, Modern Family, Major Crimes, How To Get Away With Murder and was Dorian Gray in The Librarians. He has 3 features in post-production, starred as Zylak’s Frenemy in James Gunn’s Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, and most recently played the role of Satan in The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.

1. For the people who might not know you, who are you and what do you do?

My name is Luke Cook, and I’m an actor.

2. When did you know you wanted to become an actor?

I impersonated Frank Sinatra ‘My Way’ in front of my entire grade when I was 10, I was auditioning for the musical, and everyone erupted in applause and it felt great. So I knew I had to keep finding ways to make that happen.

3. Did you realize the impact your role on “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” would have on your career?

I had no idea. I knew it was a popular show. I suppose I didn’t understand just how popular, and how the people who enjoy it, really really enjoy it! I still don’t know where it’s going to take me.

4. What is the best thing about playing Lucifer?

He gets to have so much fun, so much power brings so much delicious confidence.

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5. What do you love most about your job?

Getting to be around people like the cast and crew of shows like Sabrina.

6. What did you learn about the industry that you can share with aspiring actors?

Be good. That’s number one. Don’t complain about the business until you are undeniably good. There’s a lot of people in this industry walking around feeling like they’ve been dealt a bad hand when they really just aren’t good enough. So go to a class, stuff up a bunch of times, and get good. Then, and only then, are you worthy of this business.

7. Who did you love working with on a past project and why?

I did a play with Al Pacino, and I loved working with him because… it’s Al fucking Pacino.

8. What show could you do for years?

I could be Satan for years, and hang out with Kiernan and Gavin and Lucy for years, so yeah, this one.

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9. Who are some people that you admire and why?

I like Chris Pratt. He is endlessly funny, and authentic despite his meteoric rise to fame, and he sticks to what he believes which is what I find most admirable. Ben Stiller has perfect taste in everything he does. Bill Hader, because of Barry.

10. What has been your biggest accomplishment so far?

Being Satan on this show seems like the biggest career accomplishment. Now that you ask that I realize I haven’t accomplished much, and I probably need to get on that. I rescued a dog, named Cindy, she’s very small and she was quite traumatized when I got her, and I have made her feel safe and I think that’s something.

11. What’s the most recent show you’ve binge-watched?

“Barry” where a hitman from the Midwest moves to Los Angeles and gets caught up in the city’s theatre arts scene.

12. What is your best memory from any set?

I once shot a pilot with two of my best friends where we got buried alive. And as the dirt piled upon us and I looked in their eyes and saw actual fear, and it was damn hilarious and special, I’ll never forget that.

13. Do you have a secret talent?

I’m a great whistler.

14. What is one piece of advice you would give to your younger self?

Live fully.

15. Do you have anything to say to your supporters?

Wish I could give you all a big hug!

 

Thank you so much to Luke for agreeing to the interview. You can find more about him and his work on:

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Photo Credit:Muriel Liebmann

 

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