Jillian gives HollywoodLife.com a sneak peek at the emotional carnage ahead, including how Jenna’s bad behavior will affect Jake and Tamara!
With less than 48 hours until the return of MTV’s Awkward — new episodes begin Oct. 22 at 10:30 p.m. — fans are more desperate than ever to find out how Jenna’s (Ashley Rickards) affair with Collin (Nolan Funk) will inevitably blow up in her face. So HollywoodLife.com went to Jillian Rose Reed, who holds all the secrets as Jenna’s BFF Tamara, for a look into the gang’s grim future.
“It gets real,” Jillian confirmed to us during a recent chat at Planet Hollywood in Times Square. “And it’s really hard for Tamara. She still has to be Jenna’s best friend through all of her mistakes, while also being friends with Matty, who’s the victim.”
Tragically, Jenna and Matty’s (Beau Mirchoff) drama also has ripple effects within the group, as seen in the latest trailer for season 3B.
“Yes, Tamara and Jake hit a rough patch,” Tamara confirmed. “I can’t say whether or not it sticks, but Jake isn’t thrilled that she knows about Jenna cheating and doesn’t say anything.”
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But while it might seem like the second half of season three will be all doom and gloom, Jillian assured us there will be plenty of Awkward‘s trademark humor to look forward to.
“There’s actually a lot of really funny stuff coming up; I think I’m most excited about Ming and the mafia,” she told us. “She’s the new Becca, and it’s really interesting to see what power does to her.”
HollywoodLifers, are you mad at Jenna for cheating on Matty? And which character have you missed most during the hiatus? Drop a comment below with your thoughts.
— Andy Swift