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Why Margot From First Kill Looks So Familiar

Netflix has viewers' latest obsession waiting for them, and it has everything necessary to make for essential binge-watching. "First Kill" follows young Juliette (Sarah Catherine Hook), a vampire who must make her first kill in order to take her rightful place as a member of the undead alongside her family. Things take a turn for the awkward when she just so happens to set her sights on a vampire hunter, Cal (Imani Lewis), but the two share undeniable chemistry, which makes for a modern take on the "Romeo and Juliet" story. 

Will Juliette make good on her destiny to do right by her family, or will she allow herself to fall in love? It isn't an easy decision to make, especially with her mother, Margot (Elizabeth Mitchell), trying to guide her every step. 

Mitchell's no stranger to starring in first-class television series. She's practically made a career of appearing in some of the best shows of the 21st century, to the point where any avid viewer has probably seen her before. Here are some of Mitchell's most substantial credits to date leading up to "First Kill."

She earned a prominent spot on E.R.

"First Kill" is a significant development on Netflix for being about an explicitly queer romance. Margot is the matriarch of the Fairmont family, and as such, she wants only what's best for her daughter. However, that comes at odds when she takes up an interest in Cal. It's not Elizabeth Mitchell's first time being part of a story with LGBTQ+ themes.

She played Dr. Kim Legaspi on 14 episodes of "E.R." from 2000 to 2001. Initially, she develops a friendship with Kerry Weaver (Laura Innes), but it quickly turns into something more romantic once Kerry realizes that Dr. Legaspi is a lesbian. The relationship doesn't last long since Kerry still isn't out to everyone in her life at that point in time, and when a doctor turns on Dr. Legaspi, Kerry refuses to support her. This causes Kim to end their relationship, and it isn't long until she's terminated from County General Hospital.

She played another doctor on Lost

"E.R." wouldn't be the last time the actress would have to portray someone in the medical field on a hit television series. She had a far more substantive role for nearly 50 episodes of "Lost" as Dr. Juliet Burke, a medical fertility specialist recruited to go to the Island by Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell). While there, she attempted to solve the fertility issues but was unsuccessful. 

Moving from Dr. Juliet to Juliette's mom was a big one for Elizabeth Mitchell, but in an interview with Screen Rant, she drew some comparisons between the two characters. She elaborated, "I do think it's fascinating to get to play two different, yet in a way, kind of similar characters in their vulnerabilities, and their wanting what they want, and their being afraid they're not going to get it, and their enormous amount of passion and strength to protect the people that they love. They definitely share that."

She could recently be seen on The Expanse

Fantasy and science-fiction have long been Elizabeth Mitchell's bread and butter. She exemplified that right before appearing on "First Kill" by playing Reverend Doctor Anna Volovodov on "The Expanse." Her character was introduced in the show's third season. In 2019, she did an interview with her fan club's webpage to discuss the character's future and mention how much she enjoyed working on the series, stating, "I love those guys. It's a nice group of people, and I love the cast, and I [thought] the character was spectacular. One of the reasons I love science-fiction is it isn't afraid to be brave."

She would indeed get a chance to return for Season 6's "Force Projection." Sadly, it's the end of the road for Mitchell's time on "The Expanse," as the show was canceled after its sixth season. But anyone who wants to see more of the actress won't be hard-pressed to find her elsewhere. The first season of "First Kill" is now playing on Netflix.