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‘Famous In Love’ Premiere Recap: Can Bella Thorne’s Paige Townsen Handle Hollywood?

Tue, April 18, 2017 10:01pm EDT by Emily Longeretta 1 Comment

What would you do if you went from college student to superstar overnight? Paige Townsen can relate.

Long story short, everyone in LA is sleeping with each other. Alright, that’s too short — the premiere of Famous in Love introduced us to the world as Paige Townsen (Bella Thorne) knows it: she’s a college student who’s struggling with econ and to pay her rent. To get by, she lives with two roommates — her BFF and hopeful actress, Cassie (Georgie Flores) and her other BFF who she’s very attracted to, Jake (Charlie DePew).

Cassie convinces Paige — very easily, I may add — to audition for the next huge Blockbuster film, Locked, and naturally, her first time at an audition, she nails it. After leaving, the star of the film and the son of the producer, Rainer Devon (Carter Jenkins) sees her in the window. Naturally, he’s interested. Luckily for him, she gets a callback. Moments before her second audition, she finally sort of, tells her roommate about her feelings for him, that he naturally reciprocates, and they share quite the kiss. #Jaige

‘Famous In Love’ Season 1 — Photos

That just complicates things when she heads to the callback: Rainer has an incredible scene with her, she even cries real tears, and they kiss. That’s not all. She also has to read with Jordan Wilder (Keith Powers), the bad boy in Hollywood who used to be Rainer’s BFF until he F’d his GF. Naturally, Paige also had chemistry with him. They also kissed.

Following the audition, she skipped Jake’s play (he’s a screenwriter) when Rainer asked her to coffee — I mean, how often do you get asked to coffee by a superstar, right? She did get there for the end, only to once again flake on drinks; the moment she left Rainer, he called her to tell her she got the part, so naturally they had to celebrate. Of course, Jake and Cassie were thrilled for her. Oh yeah, she also kissed Cassie because duh — Cassie wanted some sort of contact with Rainer and Jordan. Yes, Paige’s kiss count is at four.

Side note: for extra money, Cassie is also doing something super sketchy with older men and she’s using a fake name. Episode two reveals all on that front, but it’s not what you think.

And The Plot Thickens

Sounds simple huh? Well, not so much. Rainer’s mother, Nina Devon (Perrey Reeves), is the head of the studio and a complete badass. She’ll do anything to keep the media — specifically her ex-assistant turned gossip reporter, Barret — away from her son, and even though her son’s girlfriend Tangey (Pepi Sonuga) cheated on him with Jordan, she’s also sleeping with Jordan.

But remember LA is a small town with a lot of actors; there’s also Alexis Glenn (Niki Koss), the actress who grew up with Rainer and originally auditioned for the lead in Locked. Rainer told her he’d get her the job if she got Jordan not to audition. Naturally, she slept with Jordan, he auditioned anyway (and got the other lead, opposite Rainer), and she didn’t get the job. She’s also into women and sleeping with another top actress in Hollywood. Did you follow?

HollywoodLifers, did you love the premiere of Famous inLove? You can binge the whole thing now on the Freeform app or on Hulu. Let us know all your thoughts in the comments below.