The new Fox series The Gifted premiers on Monday after Lucifer. One of it's stars, Amy Acker, is well beloved by the pop culture crowd for her roles in Angel, Alias, Dollhouse, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and Person of Interest. She even voiced the Huntress on Justice League Unlimited and appeared in Supernatural and Con Man. She is as 'one-of-us' as you can get. And she plays, Caitlin Strucker, the mother of two mutants in the series.
Where some fans wished she was playing a mutant in the series, Acker tells EW.com that she still has a ton of drama to deal with:
When she finds out that her kids are mutants and that her daughter has actually been hiding this from them for a few years and that her son is just finding his abilities, it really starts her questioning whether she's been believing all the wrong things all this time. Maybe she hasn't spoken up for the things she should have, and maybe she's been too complacent. It's a really interesting part to think about: Even if something doesn't affect us, should we have been fighting for that?
The gist of it is that don't expect Caitlin to be cowering in the corner when bad things happen. She questions her actions, but she will protect her children.
The Gifted debuts Monday, October 6th on Fox.