Here’s an interview with Jessica from Portrait Magazine. She talks about her 90210 character Adrianna and her new film “Altitude”. Read below!
So you play Adrianna in the hit show “90210,” so what has that whole experience been like?
It’s been an amazing experience, I’m still kind of pinching myself because we finished season two last week. We had 24 episodes in the first season and 22 in the second season, and it just feels so great. I’ve learnt so much as an actress and about myself as well because Adrianna is somebody who has a very addictive personality and she’s drifted to drama and the highs and lows and because of that she’s dealing with some pretty intense issues. And they are pressing issues in society that I have no personal experience with them so it’s definitely been challenging on many levels because it was first the drugs, and then the HIV scare, rehab, pregnancy and now she’s questioning her sexuality. So it’s definitely been challenging, but it’s exciting; it’s so fun to play somebody who’s so different from yourself. There are great issues that are going on in society and I feel very blessed to be able to given the responsibility to tell the story and to give a voice to these issues. The amounts of people who’ve been affected by the challenges have been incredible. Those who do feel so alone in those situations, whether its drugs or just the pressure from parents like my character has gone through. See I feel a tremendous amount of responsibility that I just like learning so much because I’ve done a lot of research for each and these incredible people, like there are even kids questioning their sexuality and that’s like something that is going on. And it’s the kind of show that actually touched base on that and it’s probably pretty terrifying, but I wouldn’t know from personal experience and it is different and far away from who I am. In a lot of ways I can relate to Adrianna, she’s just an extreme version, I’ve obviously haven’t gone through that, but I’m definitely a performer, I’m a singer and there’s going to be a lot more singing in season two, which is really exciting. So I definitely can relate to her on that level and I think that’s why when she goes through some of those horrible things I try to make her as likable, and honest and vulnerable as someone would be going though that.