Actress Aimee Garcia set the tone for the relationship between her character Ella Lopez and Lucifer Morningstar (Tom Ellis) by doing a surprise move while shooting her very first scene for Lucifer season 2. As Garcia explains in the video below, she had an idea and told the camera crew to make sure they had Ellis’ face in focus as she planned to go in for a hug, something that was not in the script nor did her co-star know was coming. His surprised, standoff-ish reaction was genuine. Garcia says she was nervous after, but Ellis thought it was great and helped set the relationship for the two perfectly. That was a pretty gutsy move for someone brand new to a series but it seems like it worked out.
Garcia’s character was a pleasant surprise in the show’s second season and it looks like the writers have big plans for her in the third, including a trip to Vegas where she ends up dressing as a showgirl, giant headdress and all.
Lucifer returns for it’s third season on October 2nd at a new time, 8 PM on Fox. It will be followed by the premiere of the new X-Men Universe television series, The Gifted.