One of the more intriguing Lifetime TV movies is Mommy’s Secret. It doesn’t feature a helpless woman fleeing from the violent hands of an ex-husband. In Mommy’s Secret, the single mother is doing her best to make ends meet and she’s found a way by robbing banks. Wearing a disguise (hat, sunglasses, beard), she robs local banks and then gets away on a bicycle. Soon her teenage daughter catches on but no one believes her.
[Charisma Carpenter posed for Playboy in June 2004]
The mother is portrayed by Charisma Carpenter. She’s known for her roles on Chicago P.D. (Brianna Logan), The Lying Game (Rebecca Sewell), Veronica Mars (Kendall Casablancas), Charmed (Kira the Seer), Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Cordelia Chase), and Malibu Shores (Ashley Green), among others. Carpenter is also recognized for her role as Lacy in The Expendables movies. Mommy’s Secret premieres on Lifetime on Saturday, October 8 at 8pm.