LESLEY-ANN BRANDT. The devil made me do it


LESLEY-ANN BRANDT. The devil made me do it.
words Michelle Ganney
photos Karl Simone


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The devil with a flair for seduction. That’s right, the highly anticipated “Lucifer” is set to debut January 25th on Fox with a talented cast including Tom Ellis, Lauren German and Kevin Alejandro. The multi-faceted, South African-born beauty, Lesley-Ann Brandt, has been dubbed as ‘Lucifer’s demon BFF Maze’ in the upcoming fantasy drama.

Brandt plays the sexy demon ‘Mazikeen’. “She [Mazikeen] is his [Lucifer’s] most trusted and loyal confidante. She is a demon and he is the Devil. They share a deep bond that get’s tested as the series plays out. As Lucifer explores his humanity, so must Mazikeen. She often bares the cross for his decisions and will go to great lengths to protect him from harm, both seen and unseen. She’s a tough warrior, smart, seductive and cunning”.

If the trailer is anything to go by then we’re in for an alluring treat. “The show is loosely based on the comic book of the same name. We pick up where the Devil has left hell and opened a bar called Lux in Los Angeles. He lives his life like a modern day playboy, forsaking any and all responsibility he has to hell. The longer he is on earth, the more human he becomes and as a show, we explore the most irredeemable character in history, discovering his humanity. We take a light-hearted look at our own hypocrisy as human beings. Did the Devil make you do it? Or did he merely give you options and you chose poorly?”

With such a demanding acting schedule, both physically and emotionally, staying fit is essential to ensure Leslie maintains peak capacity. “Sport was a big part of my upbringing and being healthy and active is a big part of my life now. There’s a certain stamina required when you’re shooting a TV show for six months. The hours are long, you’re on your feet all day and it’s mentally draining living in a character’s skin for this long. Apart from the physical benefits, being flexible and strong helps me prevent injuries, especially when it comes to my stunt-work”.
For her, yoga in particular is an escapism from the daily grind. “I’m at Modo Hot Yoga in LA at least 3 times a week. What I love about Modo is that I also get an hour in a heated room where I get centered. Life can be crazy so this alone time and sense of community at the LA studio is really important to me. I credit owner Joe K for creating a space where we can come together and dedicate our practice to whatever or whomever needs our positive energy. I need the balance of physical and spiritual fitness to operate at my best”.

With only one week until this seductive demon graces our TV screens, Leslie can’t wait to share the experience with her bevy of dedicated fans. “I just want to say thank you to those loyal fans of all the cast, who for months have been getting so excited about the show. See you January 25th!”

“Lucifer” Monday nights at 9/8c on Fox.

photography Karl Simone
styling Darryl Glover
makeup Nick Barose for Exclusive Artists Management using NARS Cosmetics
hair Naivasha Johnson for Exclusive Artists Management using Kerastase


About The Author

Stephane Marquet
Creative Director

First of all, excuse my French! … I was born in the South of France. Lived in Paris for 10 years and travelled the world until I moved to Los Angeles in 2008, because obviously recession was a great time to move to a new country! I also arrived around Halloween and was greeted at the Social Security offices by a nurse who directed to the window Number 6 so a witch could hand me my social security number. Welcome to America. I am a painter, a photographer and the creative director of BELLO mag.

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