Introducing Luke Mitchell, our latest celebrity crush. You can catch this talented (and gorgeous) actor on CBS The Code doubling as a Marine Corp captain. Did we mention he has an Australian accent? Find out who inspires Mitchell as an actor and what show he would love to co star in next in this issue of C’est Prune!
PRUNE: How did your acting career begin?
LUKE: I started taking acting classes in my early 20’s as a way to get out of my comfort zone. I was a shy kid and in desperate need of self-improvement. The more I did, the better I got and the more I found out about myself. I ended up falling in love with the craft of acting in the process.
PRUNE: You started your professional career in the soap, Neighbours. How did the part of Chris Knight help you grow in success?
LUKE: That was my first time being on a professional set and I loved ever second of it. It made me realize that I did want to pursue a career in acting.
PRUNE: Talk to us about your biggest career highlights thus far and the moments that have stuck out to you.
LUKE: Getting “Neighbours” was big because it was my first professional acting gig and so it was kind of validation that I could do this thing. Booking “Home And Away” was massive for me because it taught me so much & put me on the map in the Aussie industry. “Tomorrow People” proved that I was capable of transitioning into the US industry. “SHIELD” proved that my first US job wasn’t a fluke. It put me on the map in the US & introduced me to the comic book world, for which I am forever grateful. “Blindspot” challenged me immensely as actor and also allowed me to live in NYC for the first time. And “The Code” has been the biggest gig of my career so far. A really wonderful experience that I will cherish for a long time. Continue reading
It’s been almost 15 years since CBS’ naval military legal drama JAG went off the air, but now the network is launching a new series that looks at the legal eagles that comprise the prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators for the U.S. Marine Corps.
Aussie actor Luke Mitchell, who just wrapped up several seasons on Blindspot, takes on the role of Captain John “Abe” Abraham, a driven prosecutor for whom becoming a Marine is a longstanding family tradition and a responsibility he treats with devotion and passion.
“Abe’s a three-dimensional character,” Mitchell tells Parade.com in this exclusive interview. “On the outside looking in, he’s this perfect, all-American guy, but he’s got a lot of stuff going on. He’s a third generation Marine. He was injured in combat. He had to completely change his life and find a new passion and that was becoming a prosecutor. There’s a lot that is going on with him that he doesn’t outwardly show and I find that side of him to be really interesting.”
This is quite a switch from your role as Roman on Blindspot. With Roman, you never knew for sure what side he was on. But Abe is this straight as an arrow guy. What about him intrigued you?
Abe is intrinsically different to Roman, and that is fascinating to me as an actor. To be able to go from one extreme to the other, I feel incredibly lucky and grateful. I’ve never played a character like Abe before. Also, we’re dealing with the world of military law, which is just a really fascinating playground to play in. It’s something that I didn’t really know much about leading into this, but the more I learned, the more interested I was.
Will there be flashbacks to those time periods Abe spent in the Marines before coming to JAG? Maybe some action sequences?
I think the idea is to show the main characters traveling overseas to investigate cases and being on the cusp of being in danger. I don’t know how much I can tell you about whether or not we will have flashbacks to Abe’s time in combat and certainly around the time that he was injured. But from an acting standpoint, I certainly hope we do, because it’s a very fascinating story. Continue reading
Luke dropped by AOL Build
on Friday to talk about ‘Blindspot
‘ and so much more. You can watch his interview above and check out photos from his interview as well as portraits from his visit in the gallery.