Luke Goss has felt ‘great pain’ during lockdown (Picture: Getty Images)
Luke Goss has opened up about the ‘great pain’ he experienced during lockdown.
The actor, like many people, has struggled in the ongoing health crisis and reveals there were ‘dark days’ where he spiralled.
It was his music and art that has kept him going over the last year and the Bros star encourages others to turn to creativity for a mood boost.
He told Metro.co.uk: ‘I think it’s creativity is a great, great life raft, it’s a great rubber ring that we can put around us. I recommend everybody find – whether it be painting or writing – finding something that’s a creative process for the side of our brain that enjoys that.
‘It gets me through the darker days, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t had tears. That doesn’t mean I haven’t had days where the weight of patience and the weight of restriction doesn’t affect me. There’s also the ramifications within work and life and those things and stability, and then the comprehension of my friends that are going through things, people are losing their loved ones. It’s just so many dynamics.
‘I’ve had days of great pain, I’ve had great days of tears, like all of us, and I think anyone who doesn’t want to talk about that’s okay, but I don’t think that offers any comfort to somebody reading this interview.’
The actor and musician has been getting creative in lockdown (Picture: Getty)
Luke and his brother Matt, best known as Bros (Picture: Getty)
Luke describes himself as an optimistic person and has been getting proactive, sharing his creativity online to bring ‘virtual things to fruition’.
The musician insists he doesn’t do any of it for money, but to ‘bring the arts to people’.
‘I feel blessed that my vocation is one that can bring, albeit a few moments here and there, respite to the noise and pain of it all,’ he told us.
‘Absolutely, I’ve shed tears many, many, many times, but thankfully I’m like a glass is always full kind of person.’
Luke stars in Christmas comedy drama The Loss Adjuster opposite Kym Marsh, Joan Collins and Lorna Fitzgerald, about an insurance man who loses everything when his wife leaves him the week before Christmas.
Luke pays insurance loss adjuster Martin (Picture: Pink Flamingo Films)
Kym Marsh plays his wife Angie (Picture: Pink Flamingo Films)
Comedic roles can be tricky to get right, and the Free singer approached the role ‘without any sense of vanity’ to make his character’s reactions to the mayhem around him feel real.
‘I’m not a comedic actor. So I, but I know if you respond to things in just truth, it can be funny,’ the star explained.
‘I didn’t feel like I needed to be conscious of comedy, because that’s down to the director and the other actors in the story and I knew that that would be put around Martin, because Martin is really going through it. It’s what’s around him that makes it funny.’
The Loss Adjuster is out in cinemas in Wales, Scotland and Ireland now, England from December 2, North America from December 1, and on DVD and on demand from November 30.
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