All the drama and laughs of Season 1 of the MTV series Awkward have been leading up to the special one-hour season finale on September 27th. That explosive episode promises to answer the burning questions of who Jenna (Ashley Rickards) will choose – either her longtime secret crush, Matty (Beau Mirchoff), or Jake (Brett Davern), the guy who wants everyone to know he likes her – and who really wrote her that letter.
During a recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Beau Mirchoff talked about how he can relate to Matty McKibben, promised that hearts will be broken in the season finale, how he’s looking forward to further exploring his character in Season 2, and how dedicated everyone is to the show. He also talked about his role in the upcoming feature film The Secret Lives of Dorks, and said that he’s up for anything and everything that he thinks will be fun to try. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
The MTV series Awkward. is an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life. As seen through the eyes of Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards), whose life changes from the moment that a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding that is blown way out of proportion, the half-hour episodes are smart, funny, entirely relatable and leave viewers wanting more, every week.
During an exclusive phone interview with Collider, show creator/executive producer/writer/director Lauren Iungerich talked about how Awkward. came about, the universal notion that we can’t control what happens to us but that we can control how we feel about it, speaking to real high school teenagers to keep the dialogue authentic, the challenges of telling the story in just 30 minutes a week, the increasing popularity of the show that has already lead to a Season 2 pick-up, and even gave hints as to what fans can expect from the remainder of the season, leading into the next. She also talked about MTV’s decision to go into production on another pilot that she’s developed, called Dumb Girls, about how the smartest people in life tend to be the dumbest, when it comes to love. Check out what she had to say after the jump:
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: