JustJaredJr.com recently caught up with the 20-year-old starlet, who dished about season two of her hit MTV show and some of her own embarrassing encounters! Check it:
JJJ: What can we expect to see this season on Awkward?
JRR: “A lot of drama!! There’s some crazy stuff happening with the love triangle. Jenna (Ashley Rickards) is forced to choose between Jake (Brett Davern) and Matty (Beau Mirchoff).”
JJJ: Are there any episodes you think will leave fans shocked?
JRR: “I think the whole ending of the season is pretty suspenseful!! Once Jake finds out that Jenna and Matty are together…things get really intense.”
JJJ: How would you describe your character, Tamara?
JRR: “Sassy!! Tamara has no filter, she says what she wants when she wants and I love that about her. At the same time, she’s also a great friend to have around, which is something Jenna needs.”
JJJ: Tamara has such a fun sense of style! When it comes to fashion are you as adventurous as her?
JRR: “I love fashion, but I have to say, Tamara is a little more out there than I am. We’re both into vintage trends, but she tends to mix a lot of patterns that I wouldn’t. She also wears a lot of headbands and I’m not really a headband-wearing girl.”
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JJJ: Have you always been a fan of MTV?
JRR: “Oh yeah!! I used to babysit a lot when I was in high school and I always had TRL on!!”
JJJ: Is it true that by the time you were 12-years-old you’d already performed in 27 musicals?
JRR: “That’s true! I was in an average of five plays a year from the age of five on and we performed hundreds of times.”
JJJ: Do you think Broadway’s in your future?
JRR: “Absolutely. My dream is to play Roxy in the musical Chicago. I’m definitely a Broadway baby.”
JJJ: Tamara seems to always be attracted to band geeks. What type of guys did you like when you were her age?
JRR: “I have to admit…I liked geeks, and I still do. I seem to always go for quirky guys with curly hair and glasses.”
JJJ: Can you tell us about one of your most awkward moments?
JRR: “One time I asked my friend to pick me up from a class. She told me she was parked out by the fountain, so without looking I got into the car that was there. I started to complain about how the seats weren’t clean and began tossing things onto the floor. Then I glanced over at the driver’s seat and, well…it wasn’t my friend! I had gotten into the wrong car and the girl in the front seat was looking at me like I was crazy! Needless to say, I got out and ran away. Fast.”
JJJ: Your character uses a lot of slang on the show. Do you ever find yourself using some of her vocab in your real life?
JRR: “Yes!!! DTR (Define The Relationship) has become something that most of the cast says regularly.”
JJJ: If you could have anyone guest star on Awkward, who would it be and what character would they play?
JRR: “Penn Badgley and he would play Tamara’s new boyfriend, obviously.”
FYI: Jillian is wearing a dress by LF and Brandy Melville skull bracelets.