Disclosure: This post is part of my all expense paid trip to Los Angeles provided by Disney. No spoilers to follow!
Sneak Peek: Can Willa Fix It?
When the Governor’s wife threatens to reveal Claire’s drinking,how will Willa handle the situation?
From The Family Season 1, Episode 8, “Sweet Jane” SUNDAYS 9|8c on ABC.
All PHOTOs C/o the talented: LOVEBUGS AND POSTCARDS
I was lucky enough to basically hang out and watch the 2 episodes of The Family with the cast and producers from The Family. We spoke with Zach Gilford (“Danny”), Alison Phill (“Willa”), Floriana Lima (“Bridey”), Creator & Executive Producer, Jenna Bans (also from Grey’s Anatomy & Scandal) and Executive Producer, Laurie Zaks (also Produced 89 Castle Episodes). Needless to say, I was trying my hardest not to geek out!!
Before our group interview, we had a family style meal together. The cast and creators get along so well and they were so sweet to us. We watched two episodes with them and chatted during the commercials. I love how open they were with us and with each other.
As you know if you are following the show, Alison plays an emotional character, Willa. We asked Alison how she get into Willa Character.
We have really good writers, and it really makes sense to me. And then I think, I think the sort of touchstone for me is the moment when me and Madeline Arthur switch places on the bed in the motel. And she’s fully frozen at thirteen. Like, she is somebody who will do anything to keep her family together. And everything else that is built up- all of this armor is only to get to her ultimate goal, which is having her entire family under one roof again. That’s it. And everything else is driven by that, so when anything threatens that, that is the worst thing that can happen in the world. So all of the emotion just comes from that thought of being thirteen and trying to keep your family together. And I was a very emotional thirteen year old. -Alison