'Awkward' Star Talks Sexy Sadie!
After the first "You're Welcome," I said "Thank You" to Awkward for introducing the world to Sadie Saxton -- and while this mean girl doesn't exactly have a heart of gold, star Molly Tarlov has always made it her mission to ensure Sadie wasn't a two-dimensional catchphrase-spouter. A fear the wickedly good writing also helped assuage.
And now that we're one episode in to the historically enlightening second season, Awkward promises to pull the character curtains back even further, giving us a better sense of why Sadie is the way she is. Something Molly tells me has her tingly with excitement.
TheInsider.com: First things first, have you ever tried to resuscitate a boy through motor-boating before?
Molly Tarlov: Um – confirmed! [laughs] I'll tell you this, Matty might have been sleeping but Beau Mirchoff was definitely awake after that one! [Ed note: Beau Mirchoff, who plays Matty, told TheInsider.com: "I was literally thinking about baseball the whole time"]
Insider.com: Sadie didn't take too kindly to Matty passing out mid-hookup. How does she treat him moving forward?
Molly: They have an interesting relationship because Matty does like Sadie as a friend. It was, in some ways, a freeing experience for Sadie. Last year, she thought everything he did was just the most amazing thing ever. This helps her not be defined by that any more. She sees Matty in a different way and realizes that he's not the end-all.
Insider.com: Where does her heart go from here? Is there love in her future?
Molly: There might be! She might develop a little soft spot for someone this season.
Insider.com: What excites you about seeing Sadie in love?
Molly: Just how she handles it. Lissa is her best friend, but she's not the deepest [thinker]. We've never seen Sadie actually have a relationship, aside from the one she has with her mother. This year, we'll see Sadie struggling with letting someone in – metaphorically, not physically. Although maybe we’ll see that too!
Insider.com: What else are you looking forward to fans seeing this season?
Molly: We established Sadie as the mean girl last season, but the writing is so good, we saw deeper than that as well. But this season, she just gets to live in her world and everyone comes together a little bit more – much to Sadie’s dismay.
Insider.com: Is it a more solitary Sadie or does she get new minions?
Molly: We will definitely see a more solitary Sadie as we dig deeper into who she is. There are a few minions, but they're not the same as Lissa. Sadie doesn't even talk to them.
Awkward airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. on MTV.