Plus, Shelley tells HollywoodLife.com how she really feels about the fans’ obsession with ‘Fayana.’
The first thing you should know about couples on The Secret Circle is that no one ever really breaks up for good — and that’s especially the case with Diana (Shelley Hennig) and Adam (Thomas Dekker), who have been in a weird place ever since they decided to end things. ”You’ll still see Adam going after Diana and Diana going after Adam,” Shelley tells HollywoodLife.com. “We have a lot of cool scenes. There’s still some ‘Diadam’ happening. It’s going in an interesting path.”
“I love this story line, and I love working with Thomas,” Shelley adds. “So when they broke up, Shelley was very upset. What I love about the relationship is that it’s the most relatable one on the show. Their scene in the hallway during the Fire and Ice dance was definitely not black-and-white; there was some underlying stuff there. It was Diana acting, you know, telling Adam to go for Cassie. I realized Diana is such a mature person for her age; she’s not the type of girl to lash out.”
Of course, if things don’t work out between Diana and Adam, there’s a burgeoning fan base hoping to see her shack up with a seemingly unlikely member of the circle — Faye (Phoebe Tonkin)! While Shelley says the witches have become “frenemies,” she’s also aware many viewers would love to seem them become much more.
“It’s crazy how that whole ‘Fayana’ thing started,” Shelley says. “It all started on Twitter, and I think the biggest reason was that people really liked that porch scene from the pilot. Everybody loves a good rivalry. What’s ironic is that Phoebe and I are really close in real life. We tweet these photos of us together and people really started to like it. I think that’s why they ship us, so we’ve decided to go ahead and ship ourselves.”
Still, Shelley does acknowledge that “anything could happen. It’s The CW.”
And what about Dawn (Natasha Henstridge) and Charles (Gale Harold)? Diana and friends have been in the dark for the most part, but Shelley tells me it won’t be long before the circle is just as privy to their shenanigans as the audience has been.
“It’s inevitable for Diana to find out how many people her father has killed,” Shelley says. “Thomas [Dekker] made a joke the other day: Why don’t we just say, ‘Cut the crap, Dawn. Cut the crap, Charles. We know that you know that we know that you know. Now give us some insight about what we can do!’”
OK, let’s talk about Diana’s love life: Do you hope she gets back with Adam, or is she better off single? Would you love to see her square off against Faye? And most importantly, where do you stand on the taboo issue of ‘Fayana’? See you in the comments section!