Exciting things are in store for Kenny on ‘The Real O’Neals!’ Ramona Young, who plays his new best friend Allison on the show tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that his first real relationship is on the horizon! Watch the interview, right here.
Allison has quickly become a fan favorite on The Real O’Neals after she was introduced as Kenny’s first lesbian friend and school LGBT club member. So, of course, we were thrilled to talk to the hilarious actress that plays her, Ramona Young, all about bringing some diversity to the show, what it’s like to work with Noah Galvin, and whether or not Kenny will finally find love this season!
The Real O’Neals is all about an Irish Catholic family whose son Kenny comes out of the closet in a community where it’s very taboo. Watching him learn to live as a gay man in high school is as inspiring as it is hilarious, but through the first and second seasons he seems to really struggle with dating. Luckily, it looks like that might be about to end! When we asked Ramona if a great love was in Kenny’s near future, she whispered “yes!” YAY! We can’t wait to find out who his new boyfriend is!
But what about Allison, his monotone-yet-sassy new side-kick? “I feel like Allison, other than coming out and becoming a lesbian shes also very like introverted in so many different ways and throughout the series so far shes becoming more herself,” explains Ramona. “She’s showing her talents and her personality more, but I hope eventually she gets to come out and show the world who she is.” Though we see her meeting a cute girl at Kenny’s Halloween party, there’s no word on if that will grow into more. “I don’t know, I have no idea. I hope so!”
In Hollywood, the conversation has been growing about more diversity, especially the inclusion of Asian people. Ramona is glad to be a part of that movement! “I think it’s already headed in the right direction,” she reveals. “I think I’m just a part of that wheel that’s sort of going forward.” Alison is actually part of two groups that don’t get enough representation on TV or in movies, and together it makes for a 3-dimensional, progressive character. “In Chinese communities (being gay) is sort of hush hush. I don’t talk about sexuality with my parents even, it’s just not brought up.” Hopefully her new character will help make that conversation easier for people! Watch the full interview above for more from Ramona.
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