‘Everything is still very fresh, very prevalent,’ star Beau Mirchoff tells MTV News about premiere, airing tonight (June 28) on MTV.
By Jocelyn Vena
If you thought things couldn’t get any more — dare we say it — “Awkward” for Jenna on the hit MTV comedy of the same name, you should brace yourself for what’s to come in season two.
After Jenna (played by Ashley Rickards) learned who wrote the infamous letter in season one that led many of her school peers to think she tried to commit suicide, she’s now dealing with the aftermath at home. Oh yeah, she’s also in the middle of a bit of a love triangle between new boy, Jake, and old beau, Matty.
And given the fast pace of tonight’s (June 28) season premiere, expect her family and relationship drama to move along at a very rapid speed. “Season two takes place two weeks after the finale of season one, so everything is still very fresh, very prevalent,” Beau Mirchoff, who plays Matty, explained to MTV News. “The love triangle hasn’t been resolved, Sadie is as villainous as ever, all of her colors have shown. Jenna Hamilton has a lot of decisions to be made. I think the fans are going to love it.”
Molly Tarlov, who plays aforementioned mean girl Sadie, explained that if you thought you were going to get lulled into Jenna’s life drama this season, think again. “We really start season two in the first episode just full force into it. The story moves along so quickly in the first episode,” she said. “There’s a lot of stuff that I will not just say surprising, I will say absolutely shocking, and is gonna, if you watch the first episode, is going to be really shocking to you.”
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In addition to having to keep her love life in check, Jenna is also reeling from the news that her mother was the one who wrote the letter that forever changed her life. And that news will only make things harder for her at home as her mom tries to make it up to her, albeit not always in the most productive ways.
“There’s a lot of, ‘Anywhere Jenna Hamilton goes, awkwardness is gonna follow,’ and that is very true with the letter as well,” teased Brett Davern, who stars as Jake. “I think it’s gonna cause some problems at home for her and within her family. And so, not only is her drama surrounding her school life, with us, the love triangle and all her friends and stuff, but also her at-home drama, I think, increases in season two as well.”
Mirchoff added, “It doesn’t become known to Matty and Jake. [They] possibly find out about it later in the season, but not right away.”
Don’t miss the season two premiere of “Awkward,” tonight (June 28) at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (9:30 Central) on MTV!