Lying Game's Allie Gonino Offers a Surprising Take on Who's Likely to Win Laurel's Loyalty

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The Lying Game Season 2 SpoilersAllie Gonino has shocking news for Lying Game fans who assume a now (tw)in-the-know Laurel will automatically side with the likeable Emma over her scheming sister Sutton: “Not necessarily.”

The scorned little sis, however, will hear Emma out in this Tuesday’s episode (ABC Family, 9/8c), in a moment the actress calls “very intense.”

Here, Gonino also chats with TVLine about Laurel’s struggle to process the news about the twins, to whom she’ll turn in her moment of need and why her quest to fix her parents’ marriage may be kaput.

TVLINE | Laurel is finally in the loop!
When [showrunner] Chuck [Pratt Jr.] told me that Laurel was going to find out, I was like, ‘Finally!’ [Laughs] She’s deserved to know so bad. Now she does, thank goodness, and in the next episode you’ll see she and Emma have this big discussion about how everything came to be. Laurel will have to decide where her allegiance lies and then what she’s going to do.

TVLINE | How much will Emma disclose to her “sister” at this point?
She does hold back a few of the details, but Laurel can tell that she’s dancing around the truth. They have a conversation where Laurel lets her know that in order for her to decide who she’s going to help or what course of action she’s going to take, she needs to have all the facts. Then Emma’s left to decide whether or not she wants to let Laurel in completely.

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TVLINE | There’s been this natural closeness between Laurel and Emma from the beginning that’s just not there with Laurel and Sutton. Isn’t it a given as to where her loyalties lie?
You know, not necessarily, because this whole time Emma’s been lying to Laurel as much as Sutton has. Even though to her face she’s been more supportive and more encouraging than Sutton ever was, they both have their own agenda — Emma and Sutton — and Laurel feels hurt that both of them were keeping a giant secret like this from her. In the meantime, she’s completely laid her heart out on the line and been vulnerable with both of them and allowed them to be there for her. I think that’s where her inner struggle comes from.

TVLINE | How did you decide to play Laurel’s initial reaction?
In that moment, my intention was to be confused that Laurel’s ["there are two of them"] hunch was right… I also didn’t want to give too much away in that final moment [last week] because the first scene that I’m in in the next episode is very intense.

TVLINE | Will anyone else learn that your character is now in the know?
Ethan finds out. Laurel actually goes to talk to him about it. She almost poses it as: If he can’t even decide between the two of them, how is she supposed to? [Laughs]

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TVLINE | Sister stuff aside, Laurel is also really invested in what’s going on with her estranged parents.
The Ted-and-Kristin thing definitely still matters to Laurel; she wants her parents to be together. But at the same time, she also understands that both of her parents have kept secrets — especially Ted — and Laurel would rather her mom be strong for herself and be happy than continue to stay around with someone who’s just lying to her all the time.

TVLINE | There’s been a really nice dynamic between Mads and Laurel this season. Will that continue?
Mads does continue to be there for Laurel, especially with the Ted-and-Kristin stuff. They have a conversation during the rehearsal dinner for Teresa and Dan, and Laurel’s just breaking down. They’re actually becoming friends… real friends.

TVLINE | Last but certainly not least, when will we hear more of Laurel’s music?
I get to play once more, but by myself this time. It’s at the rehearsal dinner. It’s a song that one of my [The Good Mad] bandmates wrote called “Don’t Stay Low.” It’s a simple guitar-voice thing — they’re probably not going to show a lot of it, but it’s a sweet little song. [Laughs]

Comments (14)

  • i hope they kill Sutton off this season. shes an awful person.

    Comment by Elyse – February 12, 2013 09:58 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i think she isn’t really that bad. she’s just hurt and has a certain way of showing it ;) she really wasn’t that bad at the beginning. i think it’s the writers intention to make us not like her. there seems to always be a villain and someone who changes at the end in every story. just sayin

      Comment by Joanna – February 12, 2013 10:51 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • no i totally see what you are saying! plus a few episodes ago i felt like she was coming around and then Rebecca showed her Kristins old journal. i think Rebecca has really manipulated Sutton into doing some pretty awful things. Sutton just irks me sometimes! i have to say though Alexandra Chando does an AMAZING job at playing both Sutton and Emma as completely different people.

        Comment by Elyse – February 12, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
        • i felt that too. they kinda showed the other, better side of Sutton :) maybe they’ll show us that again soon and i totally agree Alexandra Chando really plays these two perfectly. i really though there were two actresses at the beginning :D

          Comment by Joanna – February 12, 2013 11:37 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
          • Yes, I can pretty much always tell the difference between Emma and Sutton. The differences are so stark, and Alexandra plays them perfectly.

            Comment by Brandy – February 12, 2013 12:28 PM PDT  
    • Omg lol harsh!!

      Comment by Alicia – February 12, 2013 11:29 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • i thought i remembered hearing they are going to kill one of the characters off this season… if i have to part with one i would want it to be Sutton!

        Comment by Elyse – February 12, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Despite how awful Sutton is she’s very entertaining, and I love to hate her. So no I don’t want her to be killed off. Maybe get her ass kicked a couple times though.

    Comment by Brandy – February 12, 2013 11:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • i think we all just love to hate her :D

      Comment by Joanna – February 12, 2013 11:39 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • I truly think if she died the show would definitely be lacking. Part of The Lying Game’s appeal for me is seeing the whole good vs bad twin aspect.

        Comment by Brandy – February 12, 2013 12:30 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh, and I have to say I love Allie’s music she is such a great artist with a wonderful voice.

    Comment by Brandy – February 12, 2013 11:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I like Allie’s voice a lot but Laurel is just annoying.

    Comment by Ella – February 12, 2013 10:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Kno more episodes not 2*11

    Comment by selena – March 12, 2013 07:22 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think there is the killer trying to hurt ema and he killed tereasa…..Im missing this show so many good episodes going to cry ..

    Comment by selena – March 12, 2013 07:26 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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