We recently had the chance to chat with Bunheads actress Bailey Buntain (Ginny). Keep reading to find out more about what Bailey has in common with Ginny, what hidden talent she’d like to show off in Paradise – and more!
QUESTION: I know you’re a classically trained ballerina but you do have a lot of jazz numbers in the show, do you find them more difficult or just as easy to learn and do you enjoy them as much as ballet?
BAILEY: I actually was trained equally; my core training was in ballet, jazz, and tap. Much like Ginny, my body type—I’m really short—always lent itself better to the jazz and tap style so I find all the dances pretty equally challenging. I’ve had my favorite that’s for sure. My favorite dance number that we ever do is actually in the finale, and so I’m so excited to see how that one turns out!
QUESTION: How are you similar and different to Ginny?
BAILEY: I am similar to Ginny. She’s a little bit of an old soul and that’s definitely something that I really do as well. I think I’m different in the sense of she doesn’t have a problem expressing her feelings, and I’m not quite as quick to the tongue as she is.
QUESTION: What was it about the character Ginny that made you want to play her besides the dancing aspect of it?
BAILEY: I was a really big fan of Amy Sherman-Palladino so I would have been so over the moon to play any character that she writes because she writes such quirky and fun characters. But one of my favorite things about Ginny is I love that she takes care of people. She totally thinks she’s an adult even though she’s not, and so she’s constantly trying to take care of everyone and their friends. I mean like organize things and orchestrate things and I love that about her.
I also like that she has a lot of like gusto and fire in her and that’s a lot of time what totally winds her and freaks her out, but she doesn’t quite have the confidence to follow through anything. In this last episode she has so much fire, she’s so ready to go get Frankie and then she just losses all confidence and all follow through, and I like that about her. And especially as we develop more as a show and our characters get to develop more I find new things out about her, and so these eight have been really fun because I really got to explore more of who she is.
QUESTION: Before Bunheads, you were a newcomer to Hollywood. What’s it like to have this first big role?
BAILEY: Awesome! It’s really awesome. I’m super thankful. If you had told me that I would have gotten to work with Amy and Sutton and Kelly and this group of people I would have fainted and not believed you. So it’s been really great.