‘Lucifer’ makes its triumphant season 5 return on Aug. 21. HL spoke with Lesley-Ann Brandt about what’s forward for Maze within the wake of Lucifer’s stunning journey again to Hell on the finish of final season.

Get able to see new sides of Maze partially 1 of Lucifer season 5, which premieres Aug. 21 on Netflix. Lucifer’s return to Hell may have lasting repercussions on his relationship with Mazikeen, particularly since he didn’t take her with him. MeSlop talked EXCLUSIVELY with Lesley-Ann Brandt about Maze’s emotional journey in season 5 and extra.

Lesley-Ann teased Maze and Chloe might be leaning on one another within the wake of Lucifer’s absence, and so they’re going to be making an attempt to work by means of the “harm and anger” they really feel. She additionally opened up in regards to the influence of Michael’s arrival may have on Maze, given the “susceptible” state she’s in. Learn our Q&A beneath.

Maze and Chloe in ‘Lucifer’ season 5. (Netflix)

When the present picks up for season 5, how is Maze coping with the truth that Lucifer left her behind?
Lesley-Ann Brandt: You already know, there’s that nice season 2 battle that they’ve — a bodily battle — which transitions into seeing for the primary time how harm Mazikeen is as a result of these two characters are so related. They got here from Hell collectively. They tried to create Hell on Earth collectively, after which issues type of went awry when he met Chloe. By way of that relationship, clearly, they each go on this journey of discovering their particular person humanity, however I feel after we see her to start with of this season, she and Chloe have mirrored emotions about saying goodbye to the people who they each love. With Mazikeen, it’s form of double-fold. She’s clearly coping with the Eve points after which additionally Lucifer. These are two very distinguished relationships in her life. As girlfriends do, Chloe and Maze lean into one another. They’re making an attempt to only work by means of their emotions in a considerably unhealthy method. They’re simply making an attempt to make sense of all of it. I feel there’s numerous harm and anger there for positive. As Maze does, she’s going to acknowledge the ache, but it surely positively comes out in bodily violence.

Would you say season 5 is extra of an emotional journey for Maze than in earlier seasons?
Lesley-Ann Brandt: Sure. Each season has been an emotional journey for her, however this I feel is probably the most human [we’ve seen her] whereas additionally seeing her most demon aspect. I’ve a terrific scene with God, and there’s quite a bit happening with my backstory in episode 4. One among my most gory and brutal fights comes on the tail finish of this season. So I feel this season reveals her two sides in ways in which I haven’t been capable of do because the actress. Perhaps that has quite a bit to do with being on Netflix and simply having the ability to present extra gore and present extra of what makes her tick.

Is there hope for Maze and Eve in season 5? 
Lesley-Ann Brandt: I feel it’s positively a journey. She has to acknowledge the ache of what that looks like and it’s new. It’s that soul-crushing, the “love of your life doesn’t need you” form of ache that she’s by no means skilled as a result of she’s by no means let anybody in that method. We’ve all been there. It’s that crushing ache that feels such as you’re going to die, and it’s by no means going to be higher. After which day-by-day time heals and mates assist you to heal, and by the tip of it hopefully comes reflection and gratitude for a life or relationship that you just had however you not have. I learn a terrific article in Huffington Put up years in the past the place somebody wrote that you just don’t all the time find yourself with the loves of your life, however you have to be grateful to have met them in any respect as a result of most individuals by no means meet the loves of their life. It actually has all the time caught with me, and I positively have leaned into that with reference to Maze and Eve.

Maze with Lucifer in season 5. (Netflix)

Lucifer’s twin brother Michael is coming onto the season. What does Maze consider him?
Lesley-Ann Brandt: As you see within the trailer, she doesn’t know that it’s not him. She, once more, is coping with the sentiments of her good friend as soon as once more leaving her. He’s executed it time and time once more in an emotional method, in a bodily method, the place he doesn’t put her first of their friendship. Not that he doesn’t put her first, it’s that she isn’t a consideration when he makes selections. I feel that actually hurts her in methods. I share such comparable qualities with this character the place individuals really feel such as you’re robust, you’re powerful, you may deal with numerous issues, and it isn’t till you’re actually, actually harm that they take pause. Otherwise you react to one thing that possibly looks like not a giant deal, but it surely’s an enormous deal to you since you’ve constructed this basis of friendship and care and displaying up solely to be let down in that method. It knocks you, and it takes some time to get well. You typically by no means come again from that when it comes to your friendship, however that’s okay, too. I feel for Maze and Lucifer, figuring out who they’re to one another is there, and so they realize it beneath. There’s all the time going to be that tethered connection, however with an injection of somebody like Michael, who’s manipulative and opportunistic, it’s very straightforward for individuals to gaslight. We see this occurring socially on the planet the place you gaslight on individuals’s vulnerability. You permit them to consider a story, and also you permit them to possibly say or do issues that aren’t proper or true or are extraordinarily damaging. I feel she’s apprehensive with Michael, however she’s additionally in a really susceptible place. So it’s very easy to form of get one over her.

That’s saying quite a bit since you often can’t get a lot previous Maze. 
Lesley-Ann Brandt: Precisely. She’s often very on prime of the place she’s at. She’s a wise girl in that she understands how issues work and what’s going on in all of those relationships. She will learn individuals. She acts when she must, when it comes to sticking up for somebody bodily, verbally, no matter. However on this second, she is tender, and that always is the place individuals get in hassle.