The 22-year-old actress opened up to the glossy about Awkward, her love for being behind the scenes, and more. Check it:
On the success of the show: “There wasn’t much of an expectation, so we started off as this underground show. The first season, we did really well, but it was a cult show that not everyone knew about. Then, through social media, we blew up once season two came around. We owe it all to the fans that have been dedicated from the beginning and started talking about the show. It’s been a really wild ride. Fast, but fun.”
How Tamara has evolved: “In the pilot and early episodes, she always had that about her. But more recently, they’ve given me these giant paragraphs with really crazy words because they realize that I can talk really fast and they think it’s good comedy. They’ve seen what I can do and have added to the character.”
On producing: “It’s something I had planned on doing, but didn’t necessarily think I’d be doing now. But a friend of mine who wrote a screenplay approached me, originally wanting me to play one of the characters in her script. As the script developed, and as I got more involved in it, she asked me to come on as a producer. By now we’ve done a couple of table reads where I got to bring in actors. It’s all the behind-the-scenes stuff that I never get to do.”
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