Lucifer Season 6 Updates: DB Woodside has been with “Lucifer” since its inception, and despite knowing the program like the back of his hand, he continues to surprise himself. In particular, he is set to make his directorial debut in the sixth and final season!
Breaking down his years in the industry (previous credits include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “24,” and “Suits”), Woodside recently joined us for an Instagram Live chat to walk us through his approach and offer advice to young actors looking to get behind the camera.
Since being picked up by Netflix, Woodside has had a string of additional “Lucifer” successes.
“I was an athlete for most of my life, so there’s a little joy in stomping on the haters when you’re an athlete and you belong to a team that a lot of people have counted out so many times and you finish strong.
I believe that people took unjustified digs at ‘Lucifer,’ and I believe that the writers and producers worked hard on the show. It’s great to see how much people appreciate it, and it’s even better to get to perform it for the fans.”
“Lucifer” isn’t scared to address world events.
“I understand that individuals sometimes want to escape their lives by turning on the television. I feel the same way; when life gets too much for me, I watch my shows. I just want to escape by watching a show that has nothing to do with my real life.
However, I believe that artists should feel a sense of duty. If you’re going to focus on a show about the cops, I believe you should include some episodes that discuss what’s going on. I believe we had the opportunity to accomplish so in Season 5.”
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Woodside had to make a strong case for himself in order to be given the opportunity to direct.
“Directing is something I’ve always wanted to do, but it’s been difficult to break into in this industry. When you’ve been in the company for a long time and are a well-known entity, I believe it can be difficult at times.
It’s difficult for people to see you do anything different, let alone picture you doing something different. People needed to be persuaded repeatedly, and I’m grateful for their assistance. But I had so much backing that there was no way I could fail.”
Woodside tells young performers to always fight for themselves, even if it is tough.
“You must always fight. I assumed that because I’m a hard worker and have been in the company for 20 to 25 years, it would be a natural progression and that doors would open automatically. When that wasn’t the case, I was taken aback.
I would advise you to have that grinding, hustler mentality in whatever you do in this career. Continue to toil. You have to push and struggle all the time. That may sound exhausting, and it is, but it does not preclude you from taking breaks. Just remember that you must constantly advocate for yourself, never give up, and persevere. Don’t take no for an answer.”