The This is England actor is back as the alcoholic vampire Cassidy in the second series of Seth Rogens comic-book adaptation. He talks to Lanre Bakare
Hey Joe, how are you ? strong>
Im hungover, man.
Oh dear. How come ? strong>
We had the premiere for the second season of Preacher last nighttime, and we went to do the party afterwards.
Did you overdo it?
Youve got to watch yourself a bit. A lot of the people who are watching you are exec. That tell me anything, the execs on this job are cool, theyre not dickheads at all. I honestly thought to ascend to a position like that you had to be a bit of a psychopath, but theyre definitely not. Theyre some of the most genuinely lovely people.
Speaking of lovely people: what did you say when your agent asked if you wanted to play an alcoholic Irish vampire called Cassidy ? strong>
I didnt want to do it. I didnt tell this story originally, I made a tale up and said Id been on my mountain bike, and I wasnt at all. I belief Ill simply switch on my phone on and see if anyone has died. The telephone resound when I switched it on, and it was my agent. She told: Do you want to be a vampire? I mentioned: Do I fuck. I dont want to be a sexy vampire I simply immediately envisioned Twilight. Eyeliner, pale, handsome people. I thought: I cant pull this off.
What attained you change your brain ? strong>
She mentioned it was a Seth Rogen thing, and I recollect guessing: I know that epithet. I told: Whos that? She mentioned: You know who Seth Rogen is, you dickhead. Hes done all these massive movies. She reminded me of all the different projects hes been in, and I belief: I know who that guy is. They sent me the script and it was insane, and I remember reading it with my mum.
Is it true-life you were living in a basement at that point?
I had to do a FaceTime with Seth, Evan[ Goldberg] and Sam[ Catlin ], and being in my room I lived in an attic I only remember sitting in this attic and ensure Seth for this first time, with all this whisker.[ Becomes to publicist] What do you call it? A Jewfro?