Who doesn’t love AWKWARD? Makes me laugh from beginning to end. I personally don’t remember high school being that funny. Celebuzz talked to star Nikki Deloach about herself. Here’s some of what she had to say.
1. My first celebrity crush was … I was quite the Indiana Jones and Star Wars fan, so Harrison Ford was a big deal to me.
2. My current celebrity crush is … I am crushin’ big time on a Mr. Jake Johnson right now.
3. The most romantic thing my significant other ever did for me was … Stand by my side for the last 13 years. It’s pretty darn romantic when you think about the fact that, when we first met, I was a hot mess who was still sporting the remnants of a perm and a Kangol hat.
4. If I could have X number of kids, I would have … I would like to have at least two so they can be there for each other. I can’t imagine not having my brother and sister to move through this world with. They make everything better.
5. When I’m 90, I want to be … My Nana and I just had this conversation on Mother’s Day. She said that she doesn’t want to live that long. And I said that I hope I’m still laughing, drinking beer, and having a grand ole time. She told me to please not share that with others.
6. The last movie I cried during was … Bully. It crushes me that any kid has to feel that kind of pain.
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Jillian Rose Reed plays one of my favorite characters on TV – Tamara on MTV’s AWKWARD. The show has me laughing from beginning to the end. She sat down and talked with TV Line. You can read an excerpt of the interview below, but for the entire thing, CLICK HERE.
What’s the biggest difference between Season 1 and Season 2?
I think the biggest difference is that Season 1 was a lot of establishment and getting to know the characters, and this season we’re really diving into everyone’s lives. So you get to see a lot more of the secondary characters’ lives and what’s happening with them.
What sort of zaniness is going on with Tamara this season?
Well there’s a lot of drama for her this season. Last season she had this on-and-off-again Ricky Schwartz, and that’s there again this season, because he’s that one guy she can’t get over. He continues to break her heart this season, but she learns to stand up for herself and she develops a little more of a backbone. She goes to a bit of a crazy place which was a lot of fun for me to play. [laughs] There’s a lot of love stuff for her.
Can you go into more detail about Tamara’s crazy space? I saw that someone tweeted a photo of a “topless” Tamara from the set; did that have anything to do with her journey to looney town?
Yeah that was our awesome director David Katzenberg who tweeted that. I was in a sports bra! But yeah, that was one of the episodes. I’m in a full spandex unitard and I’m dancing, and during this dance I have this big, crazy meltdown.
Let’s hope MTV does this on a regular basis with all of its fandoms! Anyways, the first page shows a bit of awkwardness between Matty and Jenna due to the pregnancy scare. Let’s hope this is the biggest of the hurdles Jatty will have to jump this season. (Click the picture to enlarge it.)
Hello, all you wonderful Awkward fans! I would like to thank Erin for posting a couple ‘Awkward’ articles. I have been super busy and sorry I haven’t been posting because I have missed a lot due to school and such, but now that the season is back, I will be doing my best to post early and often! Onto the recap!
Jenna nervously goes back to high school after a Matty-filled summer. She hasn’t seen Ming or Tamara all summer and is afraid she was so wrapped up in her relationship that she forgot about her friends. She comes back and it seems to be the other way around.
Tamara is back from Europe and is very influenced by the trip in every way possible. She got a haircut and decided this is the year to not define herself through anything. This includes her relationship with Jake, which while passionate (and a bit overwhelming), is still unofficial. Because of a lack of connection between Jenna and Tamara, Jenna wonders if she is still besties with T. (Also, T is Val’s new “girl”. This leaves Jenna a little disheartened as she sees things has changed.) Ming (finally!) has learned Chinese over the Summer while working with her grandparents in Moorpark. She is trying to hide this from the Asian Mafia as long as possible. Ming (also finally!) gets her first period.
While in the bathroom, they hear someone puking and it happens to be
Satan Sadie Saxton. When she exits silently, Tamara spills that Sadie may be with child. Jenna goes after her to tell her that the universe doesn’t give us something we can’t handle. Sadie tells her that she has experienced nothing and will always be a loser with her signature, “You’re welcome.” Sadie also makes it clear with Lissa that she and Ricky are OVER.
Jenna is put into the creative writing class, which she tries to get out of, but changes her mind when Val tells her it’s time for her to change and that she submitted Jenna’s blog entries to Mr. Hart (played by the brilliant Anthony Michael Hall) in order to get her in the class.
Mr. Hart is a pretty intense character. Kids quit his class within the first few minutes and his permission slip is, “I give you permission to psychologically torture my child.” He does not care about who his students are, but who they want to be. The first thing he asks everyone to write is their biggest fear. Of course, your have the run of the mill: failing, suicidal thoughts, and one that caught a few students’ attention: debating life and death and if it should be the writer’s choice. The student next to Jenna is new and his name is Collin. He raises his hand to say that the last one is not about suicide, but about being pregnant.
Jenna’s biggest fear seem to be changing, but it seems she has another thing on her mind. It turns out she might be pregnant. (MTV’s takeaway from this episode: Condoms are your best friends.) She takes the test and is explaining to her mom that it was just one time and was so caught up in the moment. Her mom, being a teen mom herself, supports Jenna’s decision about the pregnancy any way she decides to go. Jenna decides that if she is pregnant, she will raise the child like her mom raised her. The three minutes are up and Jenna is NOT pregnant. She decides to keep the pregnancy scare from Matty.
Sadie confides in Lissa that she is not pregnant, but broke, which is why she’s been weird. (I still think she’s pregnant.)
The second half of the premiere begins with an unexpected death. Ricky Schwartz has died due to a peanut allergy. Everyone begins to realize how much they did not know about him at his funeral and mourns differently. Matty is YOLO-ing, which includes a lot of sex with Jenna. Tamara feels that everyone is using his death as an excuse to act like they knew Ricky, but also harbors some guilt for his death. She reveals that she constantly used voodoo spells on Ricky and one was even to wish for his death.
Due to the pregnancy scare, Jenna backs off the sex with Matty and tells him to figure out if he’s only in it for that reason. She goes to the gyno to get birth control.
At the candlelight vigil for Ricky, Matty tells Jenna that he is in it for her and even got a tattoo on his thigh that reads, “Jenna 4eva”. Sadie goes up to the mic and says how much she hated Ricky, that she wanted him to die, and that she paid someone to cast a spell on him to do so. Tamara goes up and says she hated Ricky too, but he taught her how to love and admits she thinks she may be in love with Jake, making their relationship official. Right after, Clark admits that he has been hooking up with Ricky since the 6th grade, but was constantly ditched for “skanks”. The vigil turns into an all-out rager and while at the keg, Jenna tells Jake that she though she was pregnant, but isn’t, so she’s going to party up. While she goes off to dance, Matty comes to the keg and Jake repeats what Jenna said. Matty pulls Jenna away to ask her why she didn’t tell him. He decides to leave the party because he does not want to talk about it since she didn’t.
That’s all for this week, thanks for hanging on with me guys! In next week’s episode (and the whole season), Jenna and Matty’s relationship is tested due to the scare. Hope you enjoyed this week’s episode!