'Suburgatory' star Jane Levy discusses how her character Tessa will change this season
Rolling right through its rocking second season, SUBURGATORY is deftly and comedically handling the issues of birth parents, adoptive parents and the confusion teenagers feel in the midst of such big life issues. When Tessa Altman moved to the suburbs with her dad George, little did they suspect that life would be so colorful, rich and heartily adventuresome as it is in SUBURGATORY. In a recent press interview, star Jane Levy candidly talked about her role and her secret celebrity crushes that she would love to have on the show.
So what traits that are most like you that you share with Tessa?
JANE: Most like me, my character and I, I guess I don’t know. It’s a hard question. It’s like they become – you know, especially for TV — you play this character for so long that things just start to bleed and you don’t know anymore.
Can you talk a bit about your character? What’s going on with Tessa in this new season?
JANE: Sure. Yeah, Tessa is a Chatswinian now. She’s no longer trying to get out. She has embraced this as her new home. And I think the biggest thing that goes with Tessa, especially at the beginning of season two, is she has this new interest in her mother in a way that she never did before. She spent the summer in New York City, and she found some of her things and she’s just starting to wonder who is this person. It was just huge. And she meets her mom this season, and that was really a pleasure to discover, that relationship with Malin Akerman, who’s a really great actress.