Erica Dasher shines in these exclusive JustJaredJr.com portraits.
The Jane By Design actress joined our team at the new IceLink boutique in West Hollywood, Calif., last month for the session.
Sporting several IceLink styles, Erica opened up about her fashion inspirations, relating to Jane and more.
“I do a lot of vintage shopping. I actually live right around the corner from Squaresville, so I’m rummaging around there quite a bit,” Erica admits. “I really like vintage clothes because I feel that each piece is unique and
Erica Dasher and Andie MacDowell laugh along with the crowd as they take part in during Disney/ABC Television Group’s portion of the 2012 Winter TCA Tour held at The Langham Huntington Hotel on Monday morning (January 9) in Pasadena, Calif.
The new ABC Family stars, joined by exec producers April Blair and Gavin Polone and Nick Roux, chatted about the world of fashion and who and what is coming up on the show.
Erica caught everyone’s attention with her story on how she found out she booked the role of Jane.
“This is a funny, good story. I didn’t hear anything for like two weeks [after my callback], and I was like I’ll create my own work. And I was in a cafe working on a script that I was writing, and I got a phone call that was I testing for the show. And I had never tested for anything before, and so I was very excited, and to be kind to the other patrons, I decided to step out of the cafe instead of yelling. As I stepped out of the cafe, there was a step into the parking lot, and I fell and broke my ankle. ‘Oh, my gosh. I’m so excited. My ankle really hurts.’”
She added, “I had a doctor like put me in this big sort of robo-boot, and I went to the test and hopped around in the boot and fortunately got cast and then found out it was broken and didn’t
get recast, thank God. Nick carried me around a lot on the pilot because it was still broken during the pilot.”
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In the upcoming episode “The Runway,” Jane (Dasher) is thrown for a loop when Gray (Andie MacDowell) assigns her the last-minute task of getting the new accessories line ready for the Spring Preview Party.
Jane is pretty sure she has bit off more than she can chew, but with Jeremy (Rowly Dennis) looking to make amends, the two team-up to guarantee the line is one that critics and buyers wonâ€™t soon forget.
Meanwhile, Nick (Matthew Atkinson) leverages his knowledge of Billyâ€™s (Nick Roux) secret relationship with Lulu (Megan Tandy) to get advice on approaching Jane.
“The Runway” premieres Tuesday, January 10th @9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
“I wanted it to be Molly Ringwald and Ducky [Jon Cryer],” show creator April Blair tells THR of Jane and Billy’s relationship. “There were no guidelines, I went with what worked for the story. I definitely tried to, in the high school world and the work world, create parallels. Thereâ€™s a mean girl in high school and the one at work, the cute boy in high school and the one at work.”
She continued, “The struggles Jane (Erica Dasher) has in high school, that helps her deal with the mean girl at work. Itâ€™s done in a microcosm of her living in those two worlds at the same time.”
Check out the opening sequence, plus some new stills from the show below!
Jane By Design premieres @9PM ET/PT on ABC Family TONIGHT!
Erica shared about Jane’s back story: “I live with my brother because our father passed away a few years ago and the mother left when [Jane] was really young. I do it for a good cause to help out my brother and pay the bills. And, it’s her dream!”
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FYI: Erica wore Contrarianâ€™s â€œOliviaâ€ long-sleeve off-the-shoulder zip front dress with McGinnâ€™s tweed “Sammi” Coat and the Ruthie Davis “Implant” pump.
Jane By Design premieres in less than one week — and JJJ couldn’t be more excited!
Star Erica Dasher sat down on the set to chat about all things Jane Quimby, her boss Gray Chandler Murray, the men in Jane’s life and more.
Torn between her love of fashion and the need to finish high school, Jane conceals her true age to assist the demanding, but talented Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell), who travels the world in search of the next big style trend. Jane quickly learns that working for a successful executive in the cutthroat world of fashion is not as glamorous as she once thought.
But with help from her best friend Billy Nutter (Nick Roux), Jane tries to keep up appearances as she toggles between two lives and guard her secret.
Jane By Design premieres Tuesday, January 3 @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family. Stay tuned for more!