Isn’t it crazy? I had a dream the night that I read that script that I hit a policeman. It was so terrifying. I was literally, like, at the next block and I couldn’t decide if I should get out of the car or what to do. My head is racing just thinking about it. I’m not very good at keeping secrets.
Well, in Sunday’s episode, we learn how Finn’s parents handle the situation. How are things going to play out from here?
The last episode definitely caused a big separation between not only the Waldens and the Brodys, but Finn and Dana. And Dana doesn’t really respect Finn after what’s happened because she’s so shocked that he couldn’t do the right thing. And it’s miserable. He’ll be back, but I don’t know how ready she is to forgive him.
You’ve got the teen angst thing down solid — you always look like you're carrying the world on your shoulders. Is that difficult, to constantly have your eyebrows furrowed?
Ha! Yeah, it’s not too bad. But, yeah, sometimes we’ll be laughing on set or doing something ridiculous and I’m so used to doing what you said — like, right now, I’m picturing my eyebrows furrowing — and it's funny because I do get a slight headache from it all. It was hard sometimes, but most of the time a lot of what the story line has been, and what it’s built up to, is cause for it. And not just with my character. Jessica, Carrie and Brody have had a lot of reason for it — pain, and agony, and grief.
I wish someone would fill Chris [Jackson Pace] in on something. We sometimes lose sight that he’s there — unless there’s like another karate tournament.
Yeah, he’ll step up a little. I know Jackson is eager to do something, but, you know, I think as he gets older, there will be a little more juice able to be soaked up by him.
Damian and Claire seem like very serious people. Tell me you guys are playing Candyland between takes or something.
In between takes, we hang out, we play card games. On set, yeah, Damian is very serious. Off set, we all know how to have a good time. We film in Charlotte and there’s not too much to do. I’ve learned to cook from Morena— she taught me how to chop onions -- and we’ve done some dinner parties.
Being on a Showtime drama would seem like an intense thing. Were you actively looking for something more dramatic as opposed to, like, being the next Disney star?
Kind of. I’m not good at Disney acting. I’m really not. I never was on that audition list, which I don’t mind. I don’t know. I look back and I’m kind of wiping my forehead at the thought of, "What if I had gone that route?" Because I’m an unknown and you kind of just take what you’re given. I got lucky.Have you had a chance, off-screen, to touch the corkboard in Carrie’s apartment?
To touch the board? Ha! Yeah, oh yeah.
Have you tried to pin anything on it when no one is looking? Sorry, I'm obsessed with it.
No, no, I haven’t. It’s funny because I could, it’s right near the Brody house stage.
Also, how many pairs of those ankle boots do they have on deck for you?
Well, you know, I’m actually wearing a pair right now. There are two pairs. I don’t know why they have become such a staple. They were in the pilot and just kind of stuck. And I have literally taken them home last hiatus and this one, and I’ve re-soled them. I love them. I think they are Steve Madden. And I like that they can fold down or be up.OK, on to serious matters: What can we expect as the season finishes out?
There are some big changes in the family. We’re kind of pushed to the limit.