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Tricia Helfer on Playing Lucifer's (Too?) Young Mom: 'It Will All Make Sense'

Tricia Helfer Lucifer Mom

Tricia Helfer could be forgiven if “What the hell?!” was her first reaction to being cast on Fox’s Lucifer as mother to both Tom Ellis and D.B. Woodside.

Obviously, the role of Charlotte is “going to have its challenges,” the actress acknowledged with a laugh when TVLine spoke to her at this week’s Saturn Awards. “I heard it put, ‘She’s not really that much older [than Lucifer and Amenadiel].’ But it will all make sense once you see it.”

The Battlestar Galactica alumna has only read the first two episodes and is afraid of “giving too much away” about her character, who’s been trapped in Hell for thousands of years by her ex-husband, God. “But,” Helfer allow, “very quickly once you meet her, you realize what she’s about and who she is. So we’re not going to leave people guessing. There’s been enough of that with the concern that she’s escaped from Hell.”

The official description of Charlotte notes that she “claims that all she wants is to spend time with her sons again. But can the devil’s mom really be that innocent?” As if to answer that very question, Helfer says, “There are a lot of layers to her. She’s going to be fun to play.” (With reporting by Vlada Gelman)

Season 2 of Lucifer kicks off on Monday, Sept. 19, at 9/8c. Will you be tuning in to see if the show hit the mother lode with Helfer?

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