There are two things you don’t hear us say very often on this site: one of them is “Haley Joel Osment” and the other is “Sassy Pants.” Tonight marks the exceedingly rare moment where we’ll say both of those things in one sentence, as in, we have a new trailer for you from the comedy Sassy Pants starring Haley Joel Osment. The film, by debut feature director Coley Sohn, stars Ashley Rickards (Awkward) as a teenage girl who attempts to get a job before going away to college. Complicating her plans of escape are an overbearing mom (Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad) and her gay father, played by Diedrich Bader (Napoleon Dynamite). The aforementioned Osment plays Chip Hardy, the father’s boyfriend. Hit the jump to watch the trailer and see Osment like you’ve never seen him before (and probably never wanted to).
The new MTV series Awkward. is an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life, as seen through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton, played by Ashley Rickards (One Tree Hill). Like many things in high school, a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding that is blown way out of proportion, leaving Jenna to deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don’t get it, Jenna’s misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but not without the missteps, mishaps and humor within the struggles and experiences that everyone can relate to from their formative years.
During a recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Ashley Rickards talked about how much fun she’s had developing her role on the series, how viewers of Season 1 can expect some crazy drama but also some real heart, keeping things authentic and real for teenagers, how close she’s become with all of her co-stars, the crazy pranking that’s been done on set, and how exciting it is to have the support of MTV behind the new show. Check out what she had to say after the jump: