We saw a whole different side of Amy last week on the fan favorite- FAKING IT! We saw Amy let go of Karma (Katie Stevens) and give her and Liam (Gregg Sulkin) her blessing (Sort of). We also saw Lauren (Bailey De Young) and Theo (Keith Powers) share an adorable/ awkward moment. This week we get to see things get a little crazy at Hester High, from Fifth Harmony to love triangle drama. Tonight’s definitely an episode you won’t want to miss. I caught up with Rita Volk about tonight’s episode. We talked about Fifth Harmony appearing on the show, what’s in store for Amy in the coming weeks, and what we will see on tonight’s episode.
Last week we really saw a huge step for Amy, letting go of Karma and telling her she can date Liam. Will she regret telling her it’s okay if she dates Liam?
Rita Volk: I don’t think she will regret it. It was obviously a really hard thing to do, but Amy knows that it’s necessary. At this point in time, Karma wants Liam. Amy has to either accept it or continue to go through the torture of it all, and I think she’s had enough heartbreak. I think she’s a big person for recognizing that. Sometimes you really do have to let things go and see how they come back.
How was shooting with Fifth Harmony?
It was a lot of fun. I had never shot a scene with performers in it, so it was cool to watch them practice their choreography and perform in front of so many extras. It was a big scene and I remember it being a hectic day, but we got it done.
The show was ordered for another 10 episodes, what would you like to see happen in those episodes? How would you like to see Amy grow?
I really want Amy to grow into her own. I think throughout so much of the show she has been following Karma’s lead and making other people happy, and now I want her to be happy. Whether it’s finding a relationship or concentrating on her own hobbies or interests. I really just want her to be more confident and assertive in who she is. She’ll get there though, I know that.
What’s coming up for the other characters on the show? What’s in store for Shane (Michael J. Willett), Lauren, and Liam?
I can’t say too much, but Lauren is going to let someone in emotionally, so it’ll be the softest side we have seen from her. Shane will also have a love interest. As for Liam, he’s going to be having a really tough time in the next few episodes battling with whether he should confess to Karma.
That midseason teaser was insane! What more can you tell us about this week’s episode?
There’s a hilarious dance scene with Lauren. Bailey stole this episode. She agrees to go to an underground club, which she usually would never do, and realizes it’s completely out of her element. Amy is going to bond with Reagan more, which I know the fans will love. She’s a great character; we see a lot more of her in this episode.
You can watch Rita tonight on a new episode of FAKING IT at 10:30 on MTV.