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Exclusive Interview: Blair Redford Talks ‘The Lying Game’

Exclusive Interview: Blair Redford Talks ‘The Lying Game’


Are you hooked on The Lying Game, like us? Can’t wait for next week’s episode? Well, you’ve come to the right place! FanBolt.Com was fortunate enough to score an interview with the amazing, Blair Redford! Redford portrays the misunderstood bad-boy, Ethan Whitehorse, who also happens to be Sutton’s secret-boyfriend. During the interview below, we get fabulous details about the love-triangle, and some juicy spoilers about Monday’s episode, “Double Dibs”! Check it out!

FANBOLT.COM: What drew you to the role of Ethan Whitehorse?

Blair Redford: “Originally they sent me the script, and I thought it was really well written. One of the first things I looked at was whether or not I’d be a good fit for Ethan, and I was drawn to the character pretty much right away. I thought there was a lot I could do with it, so that all lined up. When the writing’s good, and I feel like it’d be a good fit for me character wise, I just went in for it and read for them. It all kind of came together from there.”

FANBOLT.COM: Do you share any characteristics with him?

Blair Redford: “I think me and Ethan share sort of a, he’s kind of a take-action kind of guy. Especially when it involves those that are close to him, his friends and people in his circle. A lot of times I think the guy they turn to in a tight spot, and I like to think that I’m there for my friends and family in the same way.”

FANBOLT.COM: What can we expect from Ethan this season? (Regarding the love-triangle and his past)

Blair Redford: “You’ll get to see the first scene where it’s just him and Sutton talking, in this next episode coming up Monday. They have a Skype conversation on the computer. I think it’s interesting, because it’s the first time you see those two characters talking together alone. As far as his past when he was in juvie, I think he’s come out as sort of a rough period where he’s had to face some consequences. He gets to spend sometime in juvie, and he’s been in trouble with the law, and that is all attributed to his aggressive nature. He gets a little heated pretty quickly, and that could give, in turn, aggression and violence sometimes. He’s got to watch that and keep it under wraps, but it definitely pops up multiple times in this first season. He snaps a few times.”

FANBOLT.COM: Going back to the love-triangle bit. A lot of shows have love-triangles, such as ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and ‘The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” but what separates your show from the other love-triangle based shows?

Blair Redford: “I’d have to say in the Vampire Diaries and Chloe King I believe it’s the opposite gender situation, one girl and two guys. Our show, it’s me and the two girls. I think you see that less often. I think that’s because it’s hard to pull off one guy being torn between two girls and not looking like a total douche, I guess. It’s a fine line, you don’t want to look like you’re using the girls, but I think in Ethan’s case it’s really just an abnormal situation that just fell into his lap. I think he does care about Sutton, and then along comes the identical twin that he had no idea was in existence. He’s wondering if she might be a slightly better fit for him. Which is sort of a fantastical situation that he’s got to deal with. I think that’s one difference, and the fact that they’re identical twins which separates it from any triangles you might see out there in TV shows you’ve seen before. I think that adds a nice element to it that two of the people in the triangle look exactly the same.”

FANBOLT.COM: ‘The Lying Game’ is by the same author of the ‘Pretty Little Liars’ series. How will you all differentiate from that?

Blair Redford: “I haven’t watched too much of Pretty Little Liars myself, but from what I gather it’s the same author so we’re gonna have similar undertones, which will be good for the fans. Pretty Little Liars has been really successful and has such a nice following, but it’s, I think, mainly the story. It’s a completely different concept. I think the story and the setting of our show, being as it’s in Arizona, even though we shoot in Austin. It’s going to look completely different, so they’re not going to feel like they’re watching the same show. I think Pretty Little Liars had the main focus on a girl who dies, but I think anyone who has looked at both of the books or watches Pretty Little Liars and gives our show a chance, they’ll see that it’s a completely different concept.”

FANBOLT.COM: There is a new episode on Monday, could you spill any spoilers about Monday’s episode? Something to look forward to?

Blair Redford: “There is definitely a lot to look forward to. I think one of the interesting things is, you’ll start to see Emma and Ethan’s connection growing even stronger, getting a little more heat to it. A lot of that contributed to Emma asking Ethan to have dinner with the family. In episode two, fans just saw Emma and Ethan being caught in her bedroom at the end of the episode, and Emma tries to make amends with her parents by introducing Ethan to them, and getting them to meet each other properly and have dinner. Reluctantly, he agrees. I think it’s just going to be a fun thing to watch, because Ethan’s not exactly the ‘meet the parents’ and ‘chit-chat’ type, but when he needs to turn the charm on, he can. So, that’s a fun thing to see.”

“Double Dibs” -Airs Monday, August 29th at 9:00PM ET/PT on ABC Family:
Synopsis: As relationships in Arizona heat up, Sutton comes to learn some dark realities about her birth mother and Emma. Meanwhile, Laurel falls for a new guy in school.

Check out all new episodes of The Lying Game, Monday nights at 9 P.M. EST on ABC Family.


Dhalyn Warren Dhalyn is a contributing writer for FanBolt. She lives for writing, TV, fashion, and social media, as well as traveling the world. With that said, Dhalyn tries greatly to infuse her passion and interests into what she posts on the site. Currently for FanBolt, Dhalyn is writing reviews, updating on celebrity news, interviewing, etc.


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