Interview by Rafy Mediavilla w/ Branden Cook, Benjamin Wadsworth & Spencer House, the boys behind Hulu’s sexy steamy series, “Tell Me Lies”. We spoke about the mindset of the characters, plus we dove into Drew and Wrigley relationship. Now streaming on Hulu!
“Tell Me Lies” follows a tumultuous but intoxicating relationship as it unfolds over the course of 8 years. When Lucy Albright and Stephen DeMarco meet at college, they are at that formative age when seemingly mundane choices lead the way to irrevocable consequences. Although their relationship begins like any typical campus romance, they quickly fall into an addictive entanglement that will permanently alter not only their lives, but the lives of everyone around them.
Your characters are dealing with a lot of inner demons. They’re battling their inner demons. If you had a chance to speak to them individually, what would you tell them as advice with those battles, to deal with those battles?
What would I tell Evan to deal with? I think he must commit to something and deal with whatever he’s dealing with as opposed to put an end to the side. I think he has some things he needs to deal with his dad and life. And I think when he addresses those things, he’ll be able to be happier and live a meaningful life.
I think Wrigley, as you know, cares a lot about Drew. And he’s kind of his heart in many ways, but he doesn’t deal with it in the most intelligent… I don’t want to say intelligent. But looking at it, I am like, I think I wish he had a little bit more wherewithal to be able to see how to help his brother rather than just be like, have a good time, you know?
How would you know when you’re having a lot of hard times in life and everyone’s starting crap about you? I don’t think you should go talk to your loved ones about it. And you should just sit around in your room and have a couple drinks.
Question For Benjamin – Drew is still finding himself. He’s dealing with a lot of stuff. And he looks up at Wrigley as his big brother so much, but also Wrigley is dealing with stuff. Wrigley is not perfect. Right. How is Drew going about it with the whole situation?
I think he’s just doing what he’s usually done is going with the flow and is pretty used to being in his brother’s shadow. But I don’t think that’s the problem with him. I think he’s used to that. So, you know, he if he ever did have a problem, I think he would go to his older brother for advice or help. And so he’s just doing the same thing in this moment. He thinks that it’ll probably all be okay, even if his brother probably isn’t giving him the best advice. When it comes to Drew, looking up to Wrigley, It’s also literally he literally looks up to me.
The book is mostly focused on Lucy and Stephen. You added value to me, in my book, to the whole story. What can people expect?
They can expect an expanded universe. We’ve been able to dig more into the characters. Thank you, Spencer. Dig more into the characters, some of the side characters that also influenced the main characters. And we’ve been able, because we have ten episodes hour long, we’re able to dig into these people’s lives a little more.
Yeah. I mean, I think you just get to know these characters a little better. You know, the book mainly focuses on Lucy and Steven, but it goes more in depth on to the rest of the ensemble. And to see what they’re a bit more of their college life or their background when it comes to their family and friends.
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