24 Hours with ... Luke Macfarlane
He's not a killjoy but he plays one on TV. Luke Macfarlane returns to Space's Killjoys for a third season Friday at 8 p.m. ET. You'll remember the Juilliard-trained star as dreamy chef Scotty Wandell on Brothers & Sisters who wed Matthew Rhys' Kevin Walker - long before it was kosher to do so on network TV. Fast-forward: the London, Ontario hunk reinvented himself as an action star playing D'avin on Killjoys and he earned acting cred on shows like PBS's Mercy Street. 24 Hours brought the 37-year-old out gay actor back down to earth to catch up on all things Macfarlane.
SEX SYMBOL STATUS
I don't know if I am, man! To be honest, my only focus in my career is to keep working because I love acting.
After Brothers & Sisters was over, I really wanted to do more action and adventure. I'd love to play a superhero too. I train almost every single day. I usually go to the gym before work. I find it makes my day so much easier if I have already worked out. I really enjoy the rowing machine when I'm not doing weights.
Something that takes my joy away are those who are not curious ... I find them so exhausting and it's frustrating to deal with.
FAVE SIX SPOT
I'm bit of a homebody. I go to lots and lots of restaurants, though. I live on the east side of Toronto so I got to give the area props. For the first two years of filming [Killjoys], I was on the west side. Our camera operator, Laine Knox, owns bakery Prairie Boy, which is on College Street. It's a favourite among my household. I'm not a huge bread fan because I have to look a certain way for work but I love watching my friends indulge!
I'm currently watching Halt and Catch Fire, which is an amazing AMC show. I love binging it.
BROTHERS & SISTERS
It was hugely successful. I really enjoyed playing Scotty. I wish Scott and Kevin could've gone on forever. It was great to be part of a cast like that. That show got me more recognition than anything I've done before. I remember after the show was cancelled, I said to myself: 'I have to reinvent myself as an actor.'
ROCK STAR PAST
I enjoy music but as far as singing again, I don't know. I did a one-man show a while back so I got to be my cool, rocker self again. I don't think a rock 'n'roll band is happening any time soon (like my early days as lead singer for Toronto band Fellow Nameless). Ministry and medicine were my parents'vocations, so I totally veered off in a different direction!
[Killjoys] is a sci-fi fantasy based series. It takes place in an unspecified future and place. It has a post-apocalyptic vibe to it. Our trio of characters - myself, Aaron Ashmore who plays my brother and Hannah John-Kamen - are bounty hunters. We're hard-living, party-loving bounty hunters but it's more like a family drama with comedy and action.