Archive for June, 2009
On The Secret Life of an American Teenager, Megan Park takes on the important role of Grace. From questions about her progression as a character to Grace’s penchant for sex, the actress speaks at length about the show in a new interview. Here are a few excerpts from it:
On playing Grace: She’s a normal girl who just wants to do the best thing, the right thing for herself, her friends and her family. So many times when I audition, I go for these bratty teenage girls who are like “MOM GOSH!” So it was so refreshing to see a character who is just a good kid. This season, she’s going through some stuff but even when she’s going through all the drama, tension and tragedy, she’s still so much fun to play.
On Grace’s evolution: Grace is probably the character who has changed the most this season because it starts out with her losing her virginity and her dad dying. She goes through so much guilt with that, and she really struggles with whether or not she believes in God anymore after this happens.
It’s a big deal for her because she’s so religious and she goes through some problems with her mom and with her boyfriend. She’s definitely struggling with growing up this year and reality, but then she kind of comes back to some things. She goes through a lot of circles of discovery this season with who she wants to be.
On Grace’s proclamation that she loves sex: She does not become a sex addict although she loves sex, she says it in the first episode. I can’t give away too much but she does not completely eliminate sex from her life. That’s as much as I can say without getting in trouble.
On Grace ending up with Ricky or Jack: I think for right now it’s good that she isn’t with Ricky because it’s a lot to take on with him being a father. He’s still trying to figure that out as well. I just don’t think they should be together and that it’s good with Jack.
But maybe in the future because they definitely have a good chemistry that’s unfolded even again in this season. I think her and Ricky maybe have more passion, but her and Jack have more life things in common. I don’t really know who’s going to end up together.
On this episode of Nurse Jackie, Zoey deals with her first patient death. Left along with an elderly woman, Zoey follows her orders and does not resuscitate when the lady codes. The adorable nurse is clearly bothered by this incident, but Jackie is understanding and helps her prepare the woman for burial.
Meanwhile, stoic Dr. O’Hara canno’t escape a boy who wants to thank her for saving his twin brother’s life. We have a feeling that there’s more to be learned about Dr. O’Hara and why she seems to be so uncaring. Perhaps she lost loved one once and has now turned off all emotion to deal with it.
Anyway, the major storyline in this installment was the trouble with Nancy and Kevin’s daughter, Grace. Called in by her teacher and the school nurse, Jackie is told that Grace has some sort of anxiety disorder. She circles her desk three times before sitting down everyday because she’s afraid “planes will fall from the sky” if she does not; and she doesn’t ever draw trees or a sun in her pictures.
While Jackie initially scoffs at the notion that these are symptoms of any significant issue, the starts to come around near the end of the episode. Staring at the drawing made by the aforementioned boy for Dr. O’Hara, Jackie sees a big, bright sun on top of it. Comparing it to Grace’s, it’s clear that her daughter isn’t happy.
Will Jackie and Kevin send Grace to a private school? That’s one possible solution.
Also, when will Eddie learn that Jackie is married? When he texts her that he’s “so horny,” Jackie goes ahead and buys a new phone. She now has one for her husband and one for her lover. That’s not a sign of trouble at all!
Apparently Showtime and Paramount Home Entertainment are setting the matter with today’s DVD announcement of the 3rd Season set. They are titling it Brotherhood – The Final Season.
The release date is September 22nd and you can pre-order the DVD here.