‘UnREAL’ is back and more shocking than ever! Season two of the hit show premieres June 5, and HollywoodLife.com talked EXCLUSIVELY with new star Meagan Tandy on her character, Rachel and Quinn’s plotting and more!
UnREAL is upping the stakes in season two. The Lifetime show is taking on TV’s first black bachelor, and Rachel and Quinn aren’t holding anything back this year. HollywoodLife.com chatted EXCLUSIVELY with Meagan Tandy, who plays new contestant Chantal, about her “vulnerable” character and whether or not it’s true love between Chantal and the bachelor!
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So, who is Chantal?
Chantal is a southern debutante who just recently dealt with a loss. Her fiance just passed away about 6 months before she hopped onto the show Everlasting. So she’s there thinking she’s ready for love once again with Darius Beck. Here’s the thing, she doesn’t even know it’s Darius Beck. She actually happens to be a huge star in her hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. She sees him and she feels like she’s absolutely starstruck in love with him. But she did just deal with a loss in her personal life, and Rachel and Quinn sometimes during the series take of advantage of that fact by playing it up or playing it down. But Chantal is there with the intention of marrying Darius Beck.
Does Chantal know that Rachel and Quinn don’t have her best interests at heart?
There’s point where Chantal doesn’t want to give in, but she’s extremely naive and vulnerable at the time. And so she’s genuinely thinking they have their best interest at heart so she wants to follow their directions. Whether or not it works, fans will have to wait and see. I can say that for a majority of the girls, they’re all viewing Rachel and Quinn as these genuine, loving producers who want to help them find love.
Will she make any genuine friends while on the show?
Chantal’s a former pageant queen so they’ll people will certainly have to keep in mind that she certainly knows how to turn it on. When it comes to her fellow contestants, she’s going to do what she has to do to have her friends and connections. Her goal is to be there for Darius. She is there to win him and fall in love with him.
Are there real feelings between Chantal and Darius?
In Chantal’s mind there are genuine, real feelings there. Darius definitely makes connections with everybody at the beginning of the season. Whether or not it lingers, people will have to wait and see.
How will UnREAL be handling having a black bachelor, especially since it’s never been done before?
I think the fact that — for the very first time on television — there is an African American bachelor, they are absolutely playing it up this season. They almost have to because it’s never been done, it’s never been seen. The race issue is very prominent this season.
How will season two top season one?
I absolutely think season two is bigger and bolder just with the simple fact that they’ve gone with a black bachelor. It’s honestly never been done before, and something a whole lot of people don’t expect. As a society, we’ve been conditioned to not think that there could ever could be a black bachelor. So that in itself is going to top season one.
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for UnREAL season two? Let us know!