The actress has been widely praised for her performance as Mum on the hit FOX series Lucifer, where she plays the mother of lead character Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis). What some may not know, however, is that this was not Helfer’s first time playing the role of a deity’s mother. She previously played Charlotte Richards on The CW series Supernatural as the mother of lead character Sam Winchester (played by Jared Padalecki). This role received similar praise from critics and fans alike, and it seems to have slipped under the radar of many Lucifer fans. Tricia Helfer’s Most Underrated Role
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Her role is only for 3 seasons
Tricia’s character on Lucifer, Charlotte Richards, was a fun one for her to play; however, I feel it is one of her more underrated roles. The first time she played an angel was in Battlestar Galactica (BSG) as Number Six/Boomer. Tricia also played two roles in Species: Niki and Eve.
She plays two different characters
her role as Charlotte Richards in Lucifer, which I discuss in detail below, and her role as Morgan Le Fay (aka: goddess) in season 2 of Arthurian legend inspired TV show, Once Upon a Time. As you will see below, Tricia plays two very different characters, both are excellent performances.
The mythology behind it
If you’re not familiar with Lucifer , think of it as a stylish, less gory version of Supernatural . The series is about Lucifer Morningstar (played by Tom Ellis), who is bored and unhappy ruling over Hell. He relinquishes his throne and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he helps punish criminals. Things change when he starts to have feelings for a detective named Chloe Decker (Lauren German). His evil brother, Amenadiel (D.B.
What she has said about playing both characters
I have a full head of hair, so that was a big difference, Tricia said about making the transition from goddess to mortal. There’s not as much hair spray when I’m playing Charlotte. (Source)
Why it’s so awesome to have an actress like this in a show like this.
Tricia Helfer does a great job in her role. She is both sexy and quirky, and uses those attributes to give off an awkward vibe at times. The great thing about Mum (as she likes to be called) is that you never know what she’s going to do next, because she is unpredictable. This makes Tricia Helfer such a fun actress to watch.