We are just HOURS away from the world premiere of The Lying Game! Are you getting excited? We definitely are! While you’re anxiously awaiting the first episode, here is an awesome new interview with Alexandra Chando (who plays Sutton and Emma) for you to read. Tonight you’ll be able to finally see the characters she plays on the show, but for now, learn a little more them, Alexandra and The Lying Game!
If you could tell viewers one thing about the show, what would it be?
Alexandra Chando: That they’re going to love it! I honestly wholeheartedly am so proud of it and so excited for everyone to see it. I really, truly think that they are just going to love it and find it to be a really great story.
What can you tell potential fans and fans of Pretty Little Liars about why they should be tuning in to watch this new series?
Alexandra Chando: Well, I think one of the main things for Pretty Little Liars fans to know is that our series is also based on the novel by Sara Shepherd, who wrote the series Pretty Little Liars, so that is definitely a start. Our show it really is a mystery. It’s a little bit dark. There is definitely a lot of mystery to it, but at the same time, it has a lot of heart. It touches on romance and love triangles and relationships between parents and their teenagers. There are definitely a lot of secrets. I think a lot of the Pretty Little Liars fans will be able to get into our show, as well, because we kind of have a very similar tone, if you will.
Could you tell us a little about Sutton and Emma?
Alexandra Chando: Sure. Sutton Mercer is the twin sister that was adopted into a very wealthy family. She kind of grew up in a privileged lifestyle. She is kind of used to getting things handed to her; having things come a lot easier for her; takes a lot for granted. I wouldn’t consider her a mean girl by any sense of the word. I think she is just very self-absorbed and knows what she wants and knows how to get it and will kind of do anything that she can to do that. And Emma Becker, who is the twin that was not adopted and was brought up in the foster care system, she is just a kind-hearted, really selfless person; just really longs to have that family connection that she has been missing for all those years and just truly warm-hearted and doesn’t take anything for granted.
How are you like either of the two characters?
Alexandra Chando: I can relate to both of the characters. Obviously, with Emma, I consider myself a kind person, thoughtful, and I try not to take things for granted. I mean I grew up in a wonderful family, a wonderful household, which is great, but with Sutton, I think, I relate to the way she handles things emotionally. She’s less emotional. She’s kind of compartmentalizes things and I kind of find myself doing that often, especially in this industry and where life has kind of taken me. There is a little bit of both of me in each.