Interview Rafy Mediavilla w/ Sonia Mena, Catherine Missal & Alicia Crowder the girls behind Hulu’s sexy steamy series, “Tell Me Lies”. We spoke about Bree & Pipa’s relationship with Lucy, and Diana mindset of the situatuon. 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.
I want to talk first about Pippa and Bree, because I absolutely love the chemistry between the three of you. And I think I mean, I think both of the characters are really completely different for Lucy, strong and smart, and sometimes they play devil’s advocate with her as a way maybe to get around her situation is that’s strategy by default to get more out of her?
Yeah. I think when it comes to Stephen, it was different trying every strategy she’d come up with to sort of communicate with her sometimes as devil’s advocate. I think that Lucy and Pippa are two very repressed people who don’t communicate well. And so they’re always sort of just like weird leads circling each other and like misfiring and misunderstanding each other.
I think Bree just really appreciates that she’s met people that she’s already friends with so early on in her college experience and kind of doing anything to keep them close. Because it’s like the most important thing to her is the friendships. So I think she kind of just is. Just stands by Lucy. On whatever decision she wants to make about Steven. Then it’s kind of just there for her regardless. With Pippa, I think she can see that he’s a bad guy and sees it coming.
I have a question for Alicia. I want to talk about Diana. I wonder if, you know, putting yourself in Diana’s shoes how would you react to the whole situation? How would you approach her situation with she knowing how Stephen is and what Lucy is going through now?
Right. I think that I mean, I think that I would like to say that. And I think that most people would like to say, oh, if someone cheats on me, then I’m done. And that’s what happens. You know, Stephen cheats on Diana. That kind of happens offscreen before the show starts. And I think that Diana in her gut feels the same way, like, oh, he cheated on me. I’m done. But I think that when your partner is that special kind of person, that they kind of, you kind of just keep getting sucked back into it and it creates this kind of toxic cycle. And I can see that happening to me. And I think that a lot of people are going to relate to that, to like knowing that someone is bad for you but like just not being able to stay away.
For people that haven’t read the novel or are coming from the book to the series. What can they expect from you guys, your character’s perspective?
I think that they can expect, like, all of it’s like a very strong ensemble piece. And I think that everyone plays a really important role and that everyone somehow is connected and that each story and like scene is there for a reason and influences and really supports each other. And like, the story would not be the same. And like, I don’t think that people would get the same out of it if there were any one of us not included.
Yeah, I would say the same thing. I think it’s just really apparent how, like, intricate all of the relationships are and how much they bounce off of each other and how one decision can lead to a whole slew of things happening. So, yeah, just to reiterate what Alicia said.
You get to see everything that is in the book and then some and then some…
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