Luke Pasqualino: This is my first encounter, really. I have not watched the movies. I still haven't read the novel. This is inspired by the novel. I didn't feel it necessary to read it. We had to get ourselves up to speed with sword fighting.
Zap2it: Are you a classically trained actor?
Luke Pasqualino: No drama school. No official training. I winged it. I lucked out. I was quite young when I went to a drama workshop. I was around 9 or 10. I showed interest in it. I never saw it as a career. At around 16, I knew what I wanted to do. I learned to fence, I took horseback riding and much more.
Zap2it: For "The Musketeers" you're on horseback a lot and look quite comfortable. What sort of training was required?
Luke Pasqualino: For the show, we trained on the same horses. We really did bond with the horse. They knew who we were.
Zap2it: How do you describe your character?
Luke Pasqualino: D'Artagnan is a real young man with real emotions and he will encounter things. He is an impulsive young man. He's in his early 20s when his dad died. He understands the Musketeers can help him find the man who killed his father. It his almost his destiny, his responsibility to his father.
Zap2it: It looks like a lot of gear. What does he carry?
Luke Pasqualino: It's not too good on your back. The sword is a scabbard, a dagger on the back, gunpowder, a holder for the musket and a gun.
Zap2it: What was the audition for this like?
Luke Pasqualino: I read the script and absolutely loved it. They seemed to be like: 'be less eyebrowy.'
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