With just 28 days to go until the election, actor Tom Ellis in going all in to help defeat Donald Trump.
The Lucifer star is headlining a fundraiser for the Florida Democratic Party on Oct 10.
Florida is critical in the presidential election, with 29 huge electoral votes.
Many experts believe that if Biden carries the Sunshine State, there would be no way Donald Trump could reach 270 electoral votes and win reelection.
It’s a critical battleground state for both candidates.
JimHeath.TV, which has been predicting electoral maps since 1988, currently lists Florida as ‘leaning Biden.’
Trump carried the state by 1.2% against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Ellis tweeted he and ‘some of my Lucifer cast’ will be attending the virtual fundraiser on Saturday, adding, ‘Let’s turn Florida Blue!!!’
— tom ellis (@tomellis17) October 4, 2020
It’s not yet known who else will be participating, but co-stars Lesley-Ann Brandt and D.B. Woodside have also been adamantly opposed to Trump’s reelection.
While not yet speaking specifically about Joe Biden’s candidacy, Ellis has been pointed in his criticism of Trump.
When asked at the LUX convention about his personal ‘hell loop’, a concept from Lucifer that’s essentially Groundhog Day for the damned, Tom quickly answered, “It would be opening the door to the White House at the moment wouldn’t it? It would be Donald Trump behind that door. If Trump gets reelected in November it would be that. Honestly.”
It’s no secret Ellis loathes Trump, telling fans last year that the thought of meeting the 45th president would be his “personal hell.”
And that’s a pretty big statement coming from the devil.
“The only tonic to this year will be if Trump gets voted out,” said Ellis.
A fan then yelled to the Lucifer star: “Promise to take care of him.”
Tom, answering in his devil voice responded: “Oh, I will.”
Humor aside, Ellis says there is too much at stake this year for people to remain silent before the election.
“I’ve always tried to distance myself from politics on social media. I’ve been guilty in the past of taking onboard people saying, ‘you’re just an actor, you shouldn’t talk about these things.’ But I’m just so utterly fed up with people in power who have no sense of dignity, no sense of shame, no sense of empathy. Everything you need to be a leader is not on display at the moment. I can’t stay quiet about it.
“People are often told that you don’t want to ostracize people. But my feeling at the moment is that the President of America is ostracizing people. We need to bring people back together.”
To join Tom and other cast members, Florida Democrats are asking fans to ‘chip in any amount’ to participate.
— Florida Democrats (@FlaDems) October 4, 2020
So, the most serious question, would Tom consider leaving the U.S.A. if Trump wins again?
“I would think heavily about it, for sure. My wife is American and that would be tougher for her than it would for me. But I think at the same time she feels exactly the same.”
The Lucifer star, who comes from a religious family, added: “I’m praying for the world right now. We can do so much better people.”
Lucifans will also remember a favorite episode from 2016 when Lucifer went out of its way to condemn then President-elect Trump.
Episode 8, “Trip to Stabby Town,” witnessed Lucifer (Tom Ellis) in a session with his therapist Linda (Rachael Harris) who’s asking Satan a series of questions about hell and its occupants.
“How did you actually torture Hitler in Hell?” Linda asks. “I mean, is his cell next to Idi Amin’s? Or Mussolini’s? Or is there kind of a tyrant wing in Hell?”
Lucifer, initially reluctant to reply, eventually indulges Linda.
“So, we can, You know, talk about Caligula, Stalin, Trump. I mean, I know he’s not dead, but he’s definitely going,” Lucifer says of 45th president.
Lucifer is available now on Netflix, with the second half of Season 5 expected to be released early next year.