Tricia Helfer is best known for playing the humanoid Cylon Number Six in Battlestar Galactica. She is the voice for Sarah Kerrigan in the Starcraft 2 trilogy and she also played attorney Evan Smith in Suits. She currently stars on Lucifer as Charlotte Richards (Mum).
Tricia speaks about her experiences on Battlestar Galactica and Lucifer, the differences in her comedic vs dramatic roles, some interesting set challenges of being tall, and much more. Footage taken at Baltimore Comic Con.
0:01:27 – “How do you choose your roles?”
0:02:35 – Playing multiple characters on the same shows
0:05:15 – How modeling experience affects TH’s acting
0:06:00 – Lucifer question regarding Charlotte/Mum
0:06:44 – Challenges of being a newcomer onto an established show
0:09:23 – Experiences of joining a project where you are familiar with and admire another actor’s work
0:10:29 – Challenges of being tall on set
0:13:25 – “Did you get to read the script before being cast [in Battlestar Galactica?
0:15:09 – How intimidating was the script, initially?
0:19:50 – The nature of episodic TV and not knowing where the plot is headed
0:20:27 – Differences between playing comedic vs dramatic roles
0:00:00 – “Which version of Cylon Number Six was your favorite to play and why?”
0:02:08 – TH speaks about motion capture and video games vs television
0:03:53 – Did it become normal only acting towards James and no one else reacting to it?
0:06:36 – Challenge of single take vs multiple take shots
0:09:15 – On personal vs character morality of portraying Number Six
0:12:10 – Balding due to constant hair dyeing on set
0:16:19 – Where TH got her cats
0:17:43 – TH speaks about her charity, Kitten rescue