Gia Mantegna plays the emancipated actress Vanessa King on TeenNick’s new series, Gigantic and JJJ got the scoop on the resident mean girl.
The 20-year-old actress shared, “I have such a good time playing her because she’s got such this great sense of style and she’s so different from myself. She’s famous for being herself, has won Golden Globes and actually is at the peak of her career. You see how she deals with that and she how much envy she has for Grace‘s Anna.”
Gia continued, “In the episode this Friday [TONIGHT!], you’ll see how Anna’s mom Jennifer [played by Helen Slater] takes Vanessa out to lunch and really puts her in her place. She reminds Vanessa about being a kid. Seeing how obsessed with the media she is, Jennifer reminds Vanessa about how to function like a normal adult rather than getting so caught up in the Hollywood lifestyle that she considers her home. Vanessa really has lost sight of the value of having a true family.”
Stay tuned for more from Gia about Gigantic on JJJ!
“Cas’ Girls Are Not That Easy” premieres Friday, October 22 @9:30PM ET/PT on TeenNick!