The 19-year-old actress chatted about if Daren Kagasoff‘s Ricky is husband material, how she got her name, and not owning a television. Check it:
On if Ricky is really husband material: “I think that Ricky could make a committed boyfriend and a committed lover, but to be a husband is a big deal especially when you’re in high school. So, I don’t know if Ricky’s ready and honestly I don’t if Amy’s ready, just because that is such a huge lifelong commitment.”
On the bonds of sisterhood: “Amy and Ashley’s relationship, well, they are siblings and they areâ€”I mean in lot of ways polar opposites, but in a lot of ways, they’re kind of similar too. Ashley definitely is an old soul, I would say. Amy’s more book-smart. So, I think they kind of rub each other wrong or they rub each other wrong with that department of their life, a lot in the sense that Ashley thinks she always knows and Amy thinks she always knows, but I think deep down, of course, they love each other.”
On the relationship between Adrian and Amy: “Adrian (Francia Raisa) is kind of going through what Amy went through, so I think Amy is going to be there for Adrian to help her along and help her progress through this pregnancy.”
On how she got her name: “My name came from a license plate, actually. My mom was driving when she was 18, she was in traffic on the freeway, and the car in front of her the license plate said, Shai and then it had a bunch of numbers. She doesn’t even know if it was supposed to be pronounced as Shai, but she created that in her mind.”
On not watching Teen Mom: “I don’t think that there’s any way to compare them, just because their two completely different shows. Teen Mom is obviously a reality show. To be completely honest, I don’t own a television so I haven’t really watched…They’re totally different. Secret Life is scripted. I don’t know enough about Teen Mom to really compare them, but it is a reality show so they’re very different.”
The Secret Life of the American Teenager airs Mondays @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks of the show and more on Shailene‘s film debut!