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The first single from Luke Evans’ upcoming debut album At Last dropped October 11. The stage and screen star sings a cover of Pat Benatar’s “Love Is a Battlefield” in a music video below.
“The lyrics to the songs mean something different to everyone, especially in this day and age, when some people are not allowed to love each other,” said Evans of the song. “For me, it’s about fighting through the pressures of love and coming out of the other end with it intact.”
At Last will be released November 22. The West End alum (Rent, Miss Saigon, Piaf) and Beauty and the Beast star will cover a dozen songs on his album, including “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables, “If I Could Turn Back Time” by Cher, and Lady Gaga’s “Always Remember Us This Way” from A Star is Born.
See a full track listing below.
- 1. Love Is a Battlefield)
2. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
3. If I Could Turn Back Time
5. With or Without You
6. I’m Kissing You
7. Show Me Heaven
8. At Last
9. Always Remember Us This Way
10. Say You Love Me
11. Faith’s Song
12. Bring Him Home
Welsh actor Luke Evans has said his new Netflix series The Alienist shows how little the world has changed since the 19th century.
The Beauty And The Beast star plays an illustrator in the period crime drama about a ritualistic killer.
Speaking at a launch event for the show in Rome, he said: “We have come a long, long way but when you see a story that is fictional but based on a real moment in New York’s history, you see we haven’t come very far at all in many ways.
“The class division, the rich and the poor, immigration problems, the police force being corrupted in New York City, a power struggle, you see it all being represented very closely, quite historically accurately.
“People compare things to modern day and we still see some of those problems now, so it’s very interesting.”
Evans stars in the show opposite Daniel Bruhl, as the alienist of the title, and Dakota Fanning as the first female employee of the New York Police Department.
Fanning added: “Especially at this time, it’s important to see strong female characters.
“Since this is set so long ago it’s unique to see tough strong-willed characters in that time period, because there were so many things females weren’t allowed to do in that time period.
“It’s important for present generations to learn from the past and observe the past and you see the adversity that she faces in the workplace and among her male counterparts and peers and that is a big part of the series and has really resonated with people in the States and I hope it does overseas.”
The Alienist will stream on Netflix on April 19. [Source]
Luke stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden yesterday where he talked about their adventures while filming The Three Musketeers a few years ago and about Professor Marston that opens in the US today! Check out the clips that were posted online and make sure to head to the gallery to check out the photos.
Luke stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert yesterday where he talked about his upcoming movie and a selfie he took with Stephen’s wife a while ago. Check out the interview and the photos.
While promoting Professor Marston and the Wonder Women at Toronto International Film Festival, Luke sat down for several interviews with his co-star Bella Heathcote and director Angela Robinson. They are now being posted to Youtube, and we’ll be sharing them here. Make sure to keep an eye on this post for more, and follow us on Twitter @luke_evansorg for a heads up whenever we make any additions!
Following the premiere of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women at Toronto International Film Festival, Luke, his co-star Bella Heathcote and director Angela Robinson answered some questions about the film. Thanks to Particular Pelicula on Youtube, we have a video of it for you guys. Luke talks about what attracted him to the project, how wonderful his character was and why the story deserved to be told.