What was it like returning to the role after so long?
“It was completely different because they had written a different Lucifer, in essence. The Lucifer in season five was complex, I thought, and his humour was a lot more subtle. And he was mission-oriented, and there was a sort of aristocratic sense to him. He was bad. He was sort of scary, and the way he could casually murder an entire town of people. Yeah, I know this is gross, but hey. It was very, very frightening. After Lucifer came back as a delusion of Sam, I think they started hitting the humour more, and Lucifer became a much more broad character. And there was a part of me that liked it and a part of me that didn’t. I love the big bad as opposed to the little imp. But there’s also a part of me in my own philosophy of life that thinks that evil is very insignificant and really isn’t big and bad. It’s actually impotent, so making evil impish is sort of funny and okay to me. Because, really, virtue is what wins. Vice never wins. In reality. So I like that Lucifer was more talk than action. He’d blow hard a big game, but when push came to shove, it never seemed to produce results. But that wasn’t season five Lucifer. Season five Lucifer spoke softly and carried a big stick. And the rest of the seasons, he spoke loudly and carried a … a twig. I think that’s cool. That’s how evil should be portrayed. Evil’s not scary.”Mark Pellegrino, Dragon Con (Friday) 2021
“He went through the pagan gods like they were warm butter. And he didn’t talk about it; he just went snap you’re done, you’re done, you’re done, don’t fuck with me. His whole mission was to get Gabriel on his side. He’s mission-focussed, and that’s a very frightening person. That’s like The Terminator. Get the fuck away from me! No! That wasn’t the vibe you get later on. But still, there was entertainment value in seeing evil get its ass handed to it over and over again. I like it.”Mark Pellegrino, Dragon Con (Friday) 2021