New interview from The Insider. Read below…
Insider.com: Adrianna has had wild highs and crazy lows — what was your favorite moment for her?
Jessica Lowndes: I’ve loved it all – I loved the element of surprise. I never knew, signing on, what I was in for with this show [laughs] and it’s been more than I ever could have asked for. The role has been challenging and great and I think you see a very human side to her. In the beginning, her drug problems were challenging — especially because I was a guest star and wanted to impress the writers [laughs]. Then the pregnancy and questioning her sexuality, those were interesting too. I felt a strong sense of responsibility in telling those stories.
Insider: If I were to ask about low points, would you cite last season?
Jessica: I didn’t think many of her decisions were very ethical. I think it stemmed from her life, which is pandemonium – the one constant keeping her sane was Navid. And after she found out that her best friend was sleeping with him, it just heightened that craziness in her mind. On top of that, she was losing her fame and being slandered in the news. It doesn’t make what she did right, but she was full of vengeance. This year, she’s definitely realized what she did was wrong. She literally hit rock bottom last year. Now she’s going to try her best to earn everyone’s forgiveness.
Insider: Silver doesn’t seem too forgiving though.
Jessica: It takes time – I know it won’t be quick and Silver can never forget, but they’ve been friends since childhood. In time, those walls will slowly come down the more Adrianna proves herself.
Insider: Do you feel like the onus is also on you to win the audience back in the same way that Adrianna has to win Silver back?
Jessica: Definitely. You just worded it perfectly. I have to win back the viewer’s trust. Every week on Twitter they keep saying, “I don’t know if I trust her yet.” Changing their minds motivates me. All the fans remember is when she’s mean but at the end of the day, Adrianna does have a heart, so now the challenge is not coming off conniving — seeming genuine has been the challenge. But I like playing a nicer version of her. My eyes certainly enjoy it. No more crying.