When you first heard about the role of Laurel, what was it that made you want to play her? Allie Gonino:
I think it was just that I saw so much of myself in her. And I probably just felt some deep desire to live that stage in my life again and probably relearn some lessons that I didn't necessarily remember. And learn new things about myself. And I just love her wit.
She's so funny and energetic. That's just like the type of character I want to play. And it is my first, like, big role. So I wanted to pick something that would really allow me to learn acting and being in front of the camera and all that kind of stuff. Moderator:
What exactly would you like see happen with Laurel's character in relationship to Justin? Allie Gonino:
They don't even know where they're going with that storyline. But I think if she does decide to stay with Justin it needs to be like full-fledged trust. Relationships are difficult. If you are going to choose to spend at your youth with someone, like, that's such a big decision to spend your high school years with someone.
So, I think I just want her to remain true to who she is and true to her passions. And I want her to be ambitious and go off and do her own Laurel thing. And be able to have a boyfriend. But I don't want it to be all about him.