Do they spend a lot of time with you guys in the fitting rooms with your wardrobe? Allie Gonino:
Yes. We do have a great stylist, Mimi Kaupe. She, basically, just pulls in a big rack of really cute things. We get to try them on, play dress up for like an hour and say what we like best. And then, it just all kind of comes together. We don't have like a huge budget for our clothes. So I think it's really, really amazing that we've been able to stylize the show so well. Moderator:
Are you ever surprised when you get your next script, who else is holding a secret and who else is involved in this whole game?
Definitely. I'm just as surprised as the viewers are with each new episode. We don't really ever know what's going to happen until we get the script. We'll hear like rumors about what's going to happen and then they'll change their minds and write something totally different. So yes, it is the mystery sort of surprise element to the show is what makes it so successful. Moderator:
Do you think that these characters are a pretty accurate depiction of 15, 16, 17 year olds today? Allie Gonino:
I hope not. You know, television we exaggerate everything. But that's why we do it is to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And entertainment is there for us to just let go and forget about everything else and get involved in lots of drama without actually doing it in real life, you know. I think that's the good thing about it.