Top Quotes from Joe Gilgun

By | March 2, 2017

I don’t want to be a sexy vampire.

Joe Gilgun

I love New York: it reminds me a bit of London.

Joe Gilgun

I know how it feels to be the newbie.

Joe Gilgun

I can barely use my iPhone. I can’t do Facebook, can’t do Twitter, can’t do Instagram, none of it.

Joe Gilgun

Nobody smolders in real life.

Joe Gilgun

I’ve been on the telly for a long while. I’ve never saved any money or anything. I’m not one of those people.

Joe Gilgun

It’s a very working-class thing, to get where you want and then not feel worthy.

Joe Gilgun

On ‘This Is England,’ everyone is mates. The nice thing is that when you watch us, you’re watching a gang. They’re young, and they’re adventurous. There’s a real closeness there.

Joe Gilgun

‘This Is England 2015.’ That would be ace. We could have prosthetics to make us look really old.

Joe Gilgun

I was the only actor in my family. I wasn’t given a lot of advice; I had to work it out.

Joe Gilgun

It’s brilliant having loads of girls running after you. It’s also a shock when you realise just how much attention you’re getting. Eventually, you start to think, ‘I’d rather settle down and be normal.’

Joe Gilgun

I’ve got an awful memory, and I can’t read or write, but you can read me a script once or twice, and I’ve got it.

Joe Gilgun

My family were really poor.

Joe Gilgun

I don’t do social media.

Joe Gilgun

Tinder – man, what’s that all about? Tinder, where you’re just, like, shopping for a human being. Reading the stats like ‘Mortal Kombat.’ You’re like, ‘Oh, he’s got six arms, and he’s only got the two, so I’ll probably go with the six arms.’ I don’t want to do that with human beings.

Joe Gilgun

I have no intention of making vampires cool. Absolutely not. They’re not cool.

Joe Gilgun

I was never a comic-book fan, but I loved cartoons. I don’t enjoy reading: for me, it’s hard work.

Joe Gilgun

I have to slow down for some people. In Louisiana, people didn’t have a clue what I was talking about. I remember seeing people glaze over. Seeing the moment where they’ve just completely lost all… They just wait for me to stop talking and then say, ‘Yeah.’

Joe Gilgun

I remember being with my mum eating marmalade on toast watching ‘Inspector Gadget,’ ‘Sharky and George,’ ‘The Pink Panther,’ and ‘Thundercats,’ stuff like that. Those were the days – no idea how brutal the world is.

Joe Gilgun

I remember being on this film once, and people said, ‘You’re not on Instagram or Facebook – what’s your deal?’ They said, ‘In this industry, if you want to do well, people want to invest in who you are.’ I said, ‘I’m an actor, not a celebrity – they watch my acting, and hopefully that’s enough.’

Joe Gilgun

It’s a relentless regime with ‘Misfits.’ I’m actually a little bit nervous of it, because I know it’s going to be so tough to film, but we have a good crack at it.

Joe Gilgun

I might live in the woods, but I am a lazy actor.

Joe Gilgun

I really, really loved ‘Preacher.’ I can’t wait to go back. It’s one of the best times I’ve had filming.

Joe Gilgun

I think it seems to be when I’m trusted, and someone just lets me have free rein – ‘Do what you want, man’ – that kind of confidence that directors instil in me always gets my best stuff out.

Joe Gilgun

I was a bad kid. I was a really naughty kid. I couldn’t read or write. And that was me punishment – going to acting school.

Joe Gilgun

I remember going to the audition for ‘Corrie.’ I wasn’t an actor – what they’re often looking for in these rooms is a character, not what’s on the page. They want to see what you are going to bring. So somehow, I got the job on ‘Corrie.’ For the first time in a while, someone really believed in me.

Joe Gilgun

I’m an extraordinarily anxious person. I’m a typical actor: narcissistic and paranoid and all them things.

Joe Gilgun

I’m from this working class town on the fringes of the rural aspects of Lancashire.

Joe Gilgun

Preacher’ – what it’s saying is not just blasphemy and good, fun violence. It’s asking, ‘Where is God?’ If he is there, what’s he doing?

Joe Gilgun

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