‘The Lying Game': Charisma Carpenter Explains Season Premiere’s Big Twists

Wed, January 9, 2013 4:10pm EDT by 3 Comments
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Does Rebecca have really have another kid? Did Mads commit incest? Charisma answers all of HollywoodLife.com’s uncomfortable questions.

Since her introduction halfway through The Lying Game‘s first season, Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) has schemed her way into the lives of Scottsdale’s finest — and into our hearts. HollywoodLife.com chatted with Charisma about the bombshell revelations of the second season premiere, and how they will affect everyone’s lives moving forward.

Read on for my full interview with Charisma:

I did a soap opera-style gasp when Jordan said he was Rebecca’s son.

“Well, I didn’t give birth to him. Does that make a difference?”

You, Charisma, or you, Rebecca?

“[Laughs] Either. But I would be proud of myself if I had. He’s a stand-up guy, and a good-looking little fella.”

But he’s definitely Mads’ stepbrother, right? So they’re relationship is basically incest.

“It is! It is incestuous.”

How will that little fact mess things up for them?

“Without giving too much away, I think the biggest mess up will have less to do with the family dynamic, and more to do with her having a reckless moment, then realizing at some point in time that I’m the step-mom. She ended up having a forgetful evening, and then she finds out he’s related to me anyway. Double yuck.”

When we last spoke, you said you loved working with Adrian. Will you be doing that less now that Alec is in jail?

“Yes, but there is one episode in particular that I’m excited for. It’s very Mrs. & Mrs. Smith, like a game of cat and mouse. Does she or doesn’t know? Did she or didn’t she do it? It’s a great episode coming up, and I really thought there would be more of that. I think that’s the only disappointment — that there isn’t more of that.”

I really enjoyed Rebecca’s softer moments on the premiere. She really does have a maternal side!

“I think that’s smart when you’re doing a drama; you don’t want the villain to be so villainous that you alienate the audience. I spoke to Chuck [Pratt Jr.] and the producers about not wanting Rebecca to seem one-note, and only to be portrayed as a sassy, scheming woman. … We keep her relatable and keep that vulnerability, so that when you see her evil, it’s all the more shocking.”

Would you say Sutton is clearly Rebecca’s favorite twin?

“There’s been no interaction between Emma and Rebecca that would indicate otherwise. I think the reason she hasn’t reached out to Emma has yet to be determined. My belief as an actress is that Sutton is not her favorite, but she’s just the one who’s tangible and the one Rebecca can be a mom to. She also understands that Sutton is a mini her.”

What did you think of the season premiere’s major twists? Drop me a comment with your reactions to Charisma’s answers, as well as your thoughts and theories about the rest of the season!

— Andy Swift

More Lying Game on HollywoodLife.com:

  1. ‘Lying Game’ Season Premiere Recap: Rebecca & Sutton Plot Their Revenge
  2. ‘Lying Game’ Shocker: Thayer Caught Kissing Emma — Or Is It Sutton?
  3. ‘Lying Game’ First Look: Rebecca & Sutton Conspire On Season Premiere

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Dorothi

Posted at 10:41 PM on January 15, 2013  

Hey guys its me Dorothi again- just a thought- could Rebecca and Jordan be lying? Maybe Jordan is a triplet to emma and sutton? At the end of the most recent episode, he saw sutton so in pretty sure he knows about the twins. It’s the lying game- anything could be a lie!!! Anyone agree?

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Dorothi

Posted at 10:39 PM on January 15, 2013  

This season is so good! On the promo, sutton said she wanted to get rid of Emma so ethan would forget about her. What will that mean??? Love the lying game???

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Mercer

Posted at 11:00 PM on January 10, 2013  

The first episode of season 2 was amazing, I rushed home just to be able to watch the show. The comment Ethan made about Thayer driving her car and that the relationship must b serious was inconsidirit . Ethan looks like a bumb with all those beer bottles. How could Rebecca do this to Emma. How could she as a mother help one daughter steal her other daughters true love. This is off topic but so the twins outfits are amazing and just gorgeous. Why is Alec keeping the secret of the twins in the dark? I mean he didn’t even tell Ted who we all think is the father. Does Alec know that Rebecca knows? I hope Alec got a prenup before he married that wench. Wow Jordan, guy just pop out of nowhere and apparently related to the twins mother. So r they related? By blood? By marriage? Why did Rebecca take 17 years until coming back to Phoenix to reclaim her baby daddy and her twins? Did Rebecca have to track them down too? Also how does Alec know sutton is up to no good? Y didn’t Alec tell Emma that sutton nd Rebecca is behind everything? I know this might hurt Alec should forgive his kids. Poor Thayer I wish I could just give him a hug and hold him tight lol. As for Ethan, I do like Emma and Ethan together but I just don’t feel like Ethan really loves Emma. That goes for Thayer too. The man was in love with sutton for about a decade so how culd he say he cares for Emma. I just think Emma need to step out of suttons shadow.

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