–Edit: “10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU” BECOMES ABC FAMILY’S NO. 1 COMEDY DEBUT EVER! “10 Things I Hate About You,” launched as the net’s No. 1 comedy series debut on record in Total Viewers (1.6 million), Adults 18-34 (509,000), Women 18-34 (396,000), Adults 18-49 (734,000) and Women 18-49 (574,000). “10 Things” ranked as Tuesday’s No. 1 scripted program in Prime in Women 18-34 and TV’s No. 1 scripted Prime telecast in Females 12-34. In Female Teens, “10 Things” finished No. 1 among all prime TV telecasts. Congrats cast & crew! Read the full press release HERE.
We visited the set of “10 Things I Hate About You” back in June and had the chance to sit down with some other online bloggers and chat with one of our SO-M faves, Meaghan Martin, who plays social butterfly “Bianca Stratford” on the show. If you haven’t already guessed by now, “10 Things” is one of our favorite new Summer shows. We had the chance to see two episodes being filmed, and both are super hilarious. The comedy is witty and the show even pushes the envelope a little. We were insured by writer/producer Carter Covington that there will be some kissing before the season is over between some of the main characters. There was some kissing in the episode we saw being filmed, but not between who you’d expect. We’ll dish details about that closer to the airing of Episode 6 & 7.
We had the chance to chat with Meaghan about her relationships with the other cast members, her character, and more. Check it out.
You’ve done other TV shows, how is the set of this one different? It’s very different because I’m working with adults now, like almost all adults, even most of the people on the show with me. I’m the only one in the lead cast under 20. So it’s very different, but at the same time it’s exactly the same. We still have so much fun. I love coming to work every day, and I cannot emphasize how much I love it. I mean, it’s only when we’re working till three in the morning that I’m like, “Oh, my God, I can’t do this.” No, but it’s so—it makes it worth it.
And I’m working with such a talented group of people that, like, I said before, I’m learning so much from. And it’s very different to be on your our own series, too, whereas, when you’re guest starring, you kind of feel like, “Oh, I don’t want to say anything. I mean, they’re already like a family.” And it’s cool to be a part of that family now. I mean, with Camp Rock, we only had the five weeks what we were shooting.
Did you and Lindsey Shaw click right away? Lindsey and I definitely clicked. We have a great relationship. From the pilot on, we’ve been talking and texting each other. I ran into her boyfriend the other night, and I was like, “Hey, how are you? Where’s Lindsey?” [Laughs] And it’s just been so great to have that new friendship in my life because she’s an only child. So she was like, “I’m not sure how this sister dynamic is.” And I have an older sister who actually is quite a bit like Kat. [Laughs] And so I was like, “Oh, don’t worry. I got this down.”
And so I tell her stories about my family, and I met her dad the other day. He came to visit. And when my family came to visit, she met all of them. And I graduated high school two weeks ago, and she texted me on my graduation. We’re definitely sisterly.
How is the relationship between Bianca and Cameron (Nick Braun)? : Oh, poor Cameron. I just feel so bad for him because things aren’t going so hot right now in the Bianca-Cameron department. And he just loves her so much, and it’s the cutest thing ever. [Laughs] I watch him filming his scenes, and I’m just like, “Oh,” and I wish I had a guy like that in my life. And I feel so bad for him about that one because there’s literally a line where I’m like, “Oh, I’m so happy I have you in my life.” And he’s like, “Oh, she’s loves me.” I’m like, “You’re such a good gay best friend.” [Laughs] And he’s like, “But I’m not gay. I love you.” And I’m like, “Yeah, sure you do. It’s okay.” So it’s very sad. And Nick Braun does such a fantastic job playing the character. He’s so funny as Cameron. And I remind him of that every day, which is probably bad. I probably should stop. His ego’s going to get too big. [Laughs]
To read the rest of this interview, go HERE. Stay tuned later this week for our interview with Lindsey Shaw.
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