[Editor’s note: The following contains some spoilers for Season 2 of Gossip Girl.]Developed by Showrunners Josh Saffron (Original Series Writer and Executive Producer), Season 2 of the HBO Max Original Series gossip girl We’ve seen more drama, bigger scandals, and more gossip. may seem obscene to teenagers, but Max (Thomas Doherty), Audrey (Emily Alyn Lind), Aki (Evan Mock), it’s important that they work, communicate, commit, and actually care about each other.
In this interview with Collider, co-stars Doherty, Lind, and Mock talk about how Season 2 builds on what the first season established, how fun it is to work together, and what it’s like to play Max. , Doherty talked about how it helped broaden his own perception.It was like shooting a big party scene Charlie XCXlearn how to trust yourself and your partner, and learn that drama is definitely still to come.
Collider: The first season of the TV series will obviously set up characters and relationships. With as many characters as this show has, it can take a while. What did each of you enjoy about what was set in your character and what you learned in Season 1, and how did that really lead to where you are in Season 2?
EMILY ALYN LIND: Season 1 really set all the characters. You should know them pretty well. As with any show, the first season can feel a little slow just because you don’t know these people yet. You don’t know our characters. You don’t really know the backstories, and you still don’t care much about them. Because the audience knows who we are, it makes it easier for us to feel emotions when we see something happen. Our triad is fully developed and it’s real, so when something bad happens it’s much harder for the viewer to digest. This season is speedier, flashier, and more like the original.
EVAN MOCK: Yeah, it’s easier to get attached to the characters when we get into season two. The first season felt a little slow, but I think it feels more natural now. We know each other better personally and so do our characters. It seems that it has become a little easier.
Thomas Doherty: Amen.
When working together in this way, it’s important to be open with each other, not only to shoot more intimate scenes, but to be able to voice what you want and don’t want on camera. I think we have to.. What have we learned from each other by sharing this experience?
LIND: It’s a lot easier for us to be really close in real life, and the comedic side of our characters is a lot lighter. (Creator) Feeling like Josh [Safran] It really wrote us down as the show’s comedic tone got on our shoulders. It’s very fun. But in terms of intimacy, I felt really lucky to have these men, especially since I’m the only woman in this situation and I’m just as vulnerable as these men Especially being a young person and also a woman, I was like, “Who am I going to get? Who are the boys going to be?” I felt it was a very safe environment. So thank them.
Thomas, this relationship has also helped your characters grow, but what have you enjoyed most about finding the dynamics with these characters?
Dougherty: Yeah, definitely. Personally, playing Max has been a very educational and eye-opening process. My awareness has definitely expanded greatly with exposure to all kinds of communities, tastes and identities in and around Max. This guy jumped into Triad with two lovely people and personally, it was a pleasure to work with people who were so easygoing, naturally friendly, honest and open. As a result, I feel that it is connected to what is shown on the screen.
For Max’s character, jumping into the triad is difficult. It’s hard for him to juggle, especially at 17. It’s scary for him. It’s the first time he’s had to go unprotected. He doesn’t control his perception. He has to be honest and sincere, which is very new territory for him. And it’s also scary, and it’s fun. It’s this whole amalgamation of different emotions.
Evan, what was it like filming that big party scene with Charlie XCX? dance around? Is he one of those weird moments trying to get serious with the scene but all the other crazy stuff going on?
Mock: Interesting. It was obviously edited to look like a party scene, but it was completely silent, with whispered conversations and we could hear each other. But then they sound like we’re really at a party, with loud noises and things going on, because Aki is an innocent, kind-hearted guy and he always has good intentions . He just wanted to make sure everyone was happy, and in the end he had good intentions.
Emily, imagining what Audrey would be doing without her makes Audrey’s anxiety a little better. Will they need to communicate better in the future? or will more drama come in the rest of the season?
LIND: One of the biggest fears for Aki and Audrey was when Max really wanted to come out as a polyamorous group.and you have something like gossip girl, where every little thing you do is torn apart and listens to other people’s judgment. that’s ok. That’s exactly what happens in real life.
You can’t really listen to other people. You have to trust yourself and trust your partner. I think she understands that. Eventually, she realizes she trusts them and she wouldn’t have been able to stay with them otherwise, but it’s always on the back of her head. can be treated fairly. you will see a lot of it. It’s a complicated thing.
otherwise, it’s not gossip girl.
LIND: Not without gossip, and with so many challenges.
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