On the season finale of Lucifer, Mr. Morningstar, in a panic to save Chloe and Trixie after being shot, cut an unspoken deal with his absentee father, God. In return for being healed, he’d have to find and reimprison one of his former captives in the underworld. Cut to binge drinking and the devil’s supersad/scared (but still sexy) face as he revealed that the runaway was none other than his mom.
It’s pretty safe to say Lucifer’s convinced that mommy fearest is hell-bent on revenge, but Battlestar Galactica alum Tricia Helfer, who will portray his parent/prisoner, hints that the devil did make her do it but possibly not for all the reasons viewers or her son might expect. Helfer chatted with Yahoo TV exclusively last month about mum’s possible motivations, why she wanted to join the cast, her character’s hatred of humans, and the devil’s tight Prada pants problem.
What made you want to take this part?
Well, I thought the first season was a lot of fun. The tone of the show is a hard one to get right as it is part procedural, part mythology. It’s based off of a comic and it’s its own thing as well. And a lot has to be said for everybody involved, but Tom Ellis, who plays Lucifer, he brought such a charm to the character, to the devil, who you’re supposed to dislike. It was just a really fun show to watch. They really found their stride in the second half of the season. And the way that it was set up [to introduce] mom, obviously, intrigued me right off the get-go.
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When his mother (Tricia Helfer) escaped Hell, Lucifer (Tom Ellis) was terrified of the destruction she might wreak. But when Lucifer picks up in Season 2, the fallen angel is shocked to discover Mom isn’t out for revenge after all.
“She wants to be with her sons,” Helfer tells TVGuide.com. “Obviously, she was banished to Hell for a very long time, so she’s trying to make up for lost time in many ways.”
Although Mom truly has good intentions for her relationships with Lucifer and Amenadiel (DB Woodside), that doesn’t mean she isn’t up to something even the devil would shake his head at. “She definitely has a dislike for humanity, so she’s not too happy that she’s stuck in an earthly skin sack, as she calls them. And going forward, she would definitely step on anyone who’s in her way or trying to stop her from going forward with her agenda — and she definitely does have an agenda,” the actress explains.
“As this season progresses, we’ll see more of what that is and it’s in keeping with wanting to get back what she lost. She lost her family. She lost her life. She lost her home. So she definitely wants that back, so there is an agenda on Mom’s part.”
“Could that turn violent?” Helfer adds. “Absolutely.”
To learn more about what Mom’s life on earth looks like — plus, what we should expect of Lucifer’s other brother, Uriel — check out everything else Helfer revealed about Lucifer‘s second season below:
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Tricia Helfer’s about become one hot mama — literally.
The actress, best known for her role as the manipulative Cylon Six on “Battlestar Galactica” and currently guest-starring on PlayStation Network’s “Powers,”has taken on the role of Lucifer’s mother — and God’s ex-wife — in Fox’s adaptation of the Vertigo comic. In “Lucifer’s” second season, Helfer will appear as the enigmatic mother of the titular king of Hell — the very being who’s escape from the underworld concerned him greatly at the close of the first season.
CBR caught up with Helfer at the Saturn Awards, where she offered what devilish little details she could about Lucifer’s mother, how quickly viewers will get wise to her plans for fallen son, and whether she’ll be returning to “Powers” beyond her recurring Season 2 role.