Lucifer star Lesley-Ann Brandt talks about her characters friendship with Lucifer and how it shows in the final season.
Over the past four and a half seasons of Lucifer, Lesley-Ann Brandt has played Mazikeen, a demon who accompanied Tom Ellis’s Lucifer out of Hell and has had to adjust to the world of the living. Although their relationship has been volatile, Brandt describes Lucifer and Maze as “best friends,” and has revealed that this will be a focus in the show’s final season.
Brandt talked about her character on Saturday in a live Q&A session on StageIt. Asked to choose a theme song for Maze, she quoted lyrics from “A Case of You” by Diana Krall and likened them to “the love between Maze and Lucifer.”
Maze was a part of the show from its first episode, in which she was a bartender at Lucifer’s nightclub, Lux. Her extreme loyalty to her boss was periodically interrupted by fights and betrayals while both of them attempted to reinterpret their lives outside of the context of Hell. “I feel like we were introduced to these two as just, they’re best friends,” said Brandt. “They’ve come from Hell, but like, we never really like saw that journey. You know, like, we never really explored how they got to that point.”
Although Mazikeen was a love interest of Lucifer in the Vertigo comics, their friendship has been platonic, albeit with implied benefits, on the show. Nevertheless, Brandt sees profound feeling between them: “And even then, with our show… there’s a deep, there’s a deep love, deep understanding, a deep respect. They are those friends that call each other out on their shit. They’re those friends who fight, but they always make up.”
The second half of Lucifer’s Season 5 does not yet have a release date, but production on Season 6 is well underway, and Brandt indicated that Lucifer and Maze’s deep friendship will endure. “They always are there in the moments that they truly, truly need each other,” she said. “And you will see that in Season 6.”
Lucifer stars Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar, Lauren German as Det. Chloe Decker, D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel, Rachael Harris as Dr. Linda Martin, Kevin Alejandro as Det. Dan Espinoza, Lesley-Ann Brandt as Mazikeen Smith and Aimee Garcia as Ella Lopez. The first half of Season 5 is now streaming on Netflix.