Jillian tells HollywoodLife.com to expect ‘darker twists and turns’ in season three.
Major changes are afoot as the kids of Palos Verdes High School head into their junior year, one of the biggest being Tamara’s (Jillian Rose Reed) new relationship with Jake (Brett Davern)! When Awkward returns April 16, the sappy couple is in full-swing — and Jillian tells HollywoodLife.com it’ll put Tamara’s friendship with Jenna (Ashley Rickards) in jeopardy.
“I always say that I think Tamara and Jenna can make it through anything, but at the beginning of the season, there are some very weird feelings,” Jillian says. “In the first few episodes, you’ll see that Jenna is a little jealous of Tamara, and there’s a moment where Tamara has to stand up to her and tell her this is how it has to be.”
How Will Dating Tamara Change Jake?
“When two people are dating, they often take on traits of their significant other, and we definitely touch on that,” Jillian says. “In the first couple episodes, you see us blending together. It’s really, really funny.”
As for that no-good Ricky Schwartz, rest assured, Jillian tells us Tamara’s slimy ex is a thing of the past.
“It’s just time for her to move on,” Jillian says. “Not only after seeing Ricky with Sadie, but also with Clark. It was such a slap in the face to her. I’m really glad she’s finally found someone who will treat her right. She’s done with him.”
What’s With The New Guy?
As if things weren’t going to be complicated enough in season three, Nolan Funk is joining the cast as new-guy Colin, whom Jillian describes as a “very mysterious character.”
“I personally haven’t had too many encounters with him,” she admits. “He ends up being a student in a class that Tamara is not in. … It’s going to be weird throwing a new guy into a cast that’s been together for so long.”
HollywoodLifers, how do you hope everything turns out this season? Do you approve of Jenna-Matty and Tamara-Jake as couples? Drop a comment with your season three hopes and predictions!
— Andy Swift