Obviously, Alycia was a huge part of creating the character and making her a real person and living and someone you really wanted to watch, but we always, you know, imagined this Commander as strong and as formidable, and I think Alycia brings all of those qualities in spades. So it’s kind of the perfect marriage of the actress with the material. Once we knew how good she was, we knew we could just give her anything, which is always wonderful when you have that in an actor. She complemented and she perfectly realised the character that we were already imagining.
— Kim Shumway on Commander Lexa for The Dropship (x)