Tell me about your role in Kevin Williamson’s CBS Psychological Thriller “Tell me A Story”?
Luke Guldan: It was a ton of fun to work with Kevin Williamson and CBS All Access. I’m mainly in the Hansel & Gretel storyline. I play the character “Billy” who’s trying to make his way in the big city. I work at the post apocalyptic club “Rapture,” as a Go-Go Dancer, where some of the storylines intersect. Billy is basically a guy who knows how to have fun, live in the moment, and still make rent at the end of the month.
What did a typical day on the set of “Tell me a Story” look like?
Luke Guldan: It was a really creative atmosphere. It was pretty atypical given the storyline.
You are also recurring in the NBC Kristen Bell featured comedy series “The Good Place”. What has that experience been like working alongside Kristen Bell and Ted Danson?
Luke Guldan: Unpredictable. Shirtballs!!! Just pure excitement – especially recently with a fourth season pick up and the Golden Globe nominations.
You’ve been featured in GQ, and Men’s Health Fitness magazine’s, how important has your physique been to your career?
Luke Guldan: Extremely important. Not just solely because of aesthetics and looking the part but in the words of Arnold Schwarzenegger, “I use my muscles as a conversation piece…” I’ve found health and fitness to be a way to relate and engage with most people.
Do you have any advice to youth who may struggle with their physical appearance?
I saw this quote and it kind of resonated with me – I think it has some value – “You are so used to your features, you don’t know how beautiful you look to a stranger.”
You’ve acted on stage, TV, and Film; what are some major differences between them?
Luke Guldan: I’d say mainly the difference between stage and TV/film is continuous flow. In a play, one scene leads to the next organically and in TV/film, it’s stop and go, and you have to really recreate the flow.
(Follow up) Do you prefer one over the other and why?
Luke Guldan: I genuinely enjoy both equally. It’s hard to choose. It reminds me of a similar question “NY or LA?” – both are great, just different.
Who do you draw your inspiration from in life?
Luke Guldan: It’s more of a “ hat” than a “ ho” for me. Action is powerful, motivating and inspiring to me. So when I see a deliberate act of kindness or disciplined achievement or sacrifice, I’m inspired. A life well lived.
Can you give one piece of advice to youth who aspire to get into the entertainment industry?
Luke Guldan: Be specific and put in the work.