As the most awaited fantasy series, The Sandman aired on the streaming giant, viewers have been comparing the adaptation to the original comic book. There are some changes from the original source to bring the adaptation closer to life. These characters are personifications of the eternal ideas in the universe. All these characters represent the good and evil of human lives. Most of the series sees the evil on the surface of the narration. Lucifer Morningstar, the ruler of Hell and one of the most powerful angels of the universe, portrayed by Gwendoline Christie, is the most accurate description of evil.
However, when we hear Lucifer, naturally, our mind is drawn to Tom Ellis’s portrayal of this devious fallen angel on the TV show Lucifer. However, Christie’s character in The Sandman differs from the original comic and Tom Ellis’s. She explains the difference between the two.
Gwendoline Christie shares the difference between the Lucifers
The creator of The Sandman gave the actors enough creative space to create their characters in their own way. Therefore, all the characters seem closer to our lives and are not as confusing as one might think they are. Christie opens up about her character and what she created in her creative space. She says that it was a little difficult to play a character that people already know so much about. Since they portrayed the original comic character of Lucifer as a man, playing a female Lucifer added some challenges. There was already a fan-favorite Lucifer, but the difference between the two made Christie stand out.
Tom’s Lucifer is a carefree character. He would get Morpheus laid and loosen him up a bit. But Neil Gaiman didn’t want his Lucifer to be like that. So, he made Lucifer a terrifying and unpredictable devil with beautiful wings. Christie added her charm and her intuitions to the character. She listened to what the character was saying to her. Although Tom’s Lucifer was lovable and wonderful, Neil wanted his Lucifer to be different in order to modernize him.
“It was their mission to make this and make it fresh, to really honor the source material and everything that people love about the comics, but bring it to life in a new way,” says the actress. Therefore, apart from changing the gender of the original devil, the showrunners also twisted the traditional spirit of Lucifer, which ultimately distinguished her from Tom Ellis’s Lucifer.
Have you seen the devil in the series? What is your observation about the difference between these Lucifers?