Interviews

Michael Willett – Faking It

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Q) Where do we pick up when “Faking It” returns and how have friendship dynamics changed?

A) We start off the next day after the wedding and after all of the chaos that ensued. Shane has been canoodling with Pablo and now it is time to see how far he wants to take that relationship. Karma and Amy have a lot to discuss. There are a lot of ends to tie up.

Q) Talk about the two new character additions to the show and how they will fit in.

A) There are a couple new additions, but I don’t want to give too much away. There is a new friend named Theo that joins the gang. He is going to be friends with Shane and he also becomes sort of involved with one of the other characters. Amy gets a new girlfriend and Shane might also have a new love interest as well.

Q) How does it feel being a position to help so many LGBT youths by acting and doing what you love?

A) It’s really a dream come true! I have always wanted to do artistic work that was also important and meaningful. I feel like that is what I’m doing. So, that feels great!

Q) What is it like going from not even knowing if there would be a Season 2 of “Faking It” to being a TCA Award winning show?

A) It’s nice to know that people are really responding to it and really connecting with it on a personal level. It’s nice to have some acclaim.

Q) Shane has been kind of a gay guru to Amy. Will Shane will continue to be that guide to her?

A) Actually, it’s a little different in Season 2. Shane realizes that maybe he doesn’t have all the answers. I think he starts to take a backseat in Amy’s life and at least in terms of telling her what to do and how to go about making decisions. That is kind of the arc to my character; he questions whether or not he does have all of the answers. I think in the first season you see how much confidence he had and how he walks with such bravado. It will be nice to see another side to him, for sure.

Q) Shane has some of the best comedic lines. Has comedic timing always come naturally to you or have you had to work at it?

A) I guess it has always been kind of natural. They say it is like music and you either hear it or you don’t. It’s also very good writing. It’s a combination of those.

Q) Shane and Lauren had this great adversarial relationship and then in the middle of the season they became frenemies. Will they become closer in Season 2 or return to their old bickering ways?

A) They will remain constant frenemies, that is certain. They ultimately are very similar, but that is also why they butt heads.

Q) We talked a bit about Shane’s relationship with Pablo. Will their romance continue to blossom or will we see Shane’s past come back to haunt him?

A)  I think he gives it a good college try and goes for as long as he possibly can. Ultimately, he is still Shane and he likes bright and shiny things.

Q) Is there anything else you can tease fans can expect in Season 2 of “Faking It?”

A) There is so much action and I actually get to do a lot of physical comedy. There are going to be all kinds of new romances for all of the characters. New secrets are revealed…

Q) You are a part of social media. Do you enjoy getting instant fan feedback when episodes air?

A) It’s great! I like hearing how people get into the show and it seems like people really relate to it and have become sort of obsessed with it. I think these characters on TV become real and feel like your friends or like you. It’s a really cool thing. It’s nice to have a connection through social media.

Q) Is there any chance you will be releasing new music in the near future?

A) Definitely there is chance! I have finished a new single and in a matter of time I’m going to release it.

Q) What would you like to say to everyone who is a fan and supporter of you and your work?

A) Stay tuned! I’m constantly trying to give you something new and different to watch and listen to. 

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