Noticed: there is a new “Gossip Woman” queen bee on the rise, and he or she’s losing no time kicking off her hostile takeover. After an explosive season one finale, HBO Max’s “Gossip Woman” returned with extra chaotic drama on Dec. 1, and this time round, Julien (Jordan Alexander) is not the one working issues over at Constance. In season two, she has a tough time holding onto her affect along with her sidekick turned enemy Monet (Savannah Lee Smith) gunning for her No. 1 spot.
“We sort of wished the chilly exhausting b*tch that may not cease at something to get to the highest.”
The final season of “Gossip Woman” tried to redefine the notorious highschool imply lady trope with some overly vindictive ploys orchestrated by Julien’s minions Monet and Luna (Zión Moreno), however one in every of them has upgraded to a extra sinister position in season two. With Luna and Julien on the outs with Monet on account of the latter’s horrible energy journey, a brand new antagonist has emerged and he or she’s not happening with no struggle — so say whats up to imply lady Monet 2.0.
Monet is actually decided to make a brand new identify for herself in season two, and everyone seems to be paying attention to it. “I feel Monet actually has her time to shine,” Evan Mock, who performs Aki, tells POPSUGAR. His costar Emily Alyn Lind, who stars as Aki and Max’s girlfriend Audrey, provides, “[It’s] so superb as a result of she performs this position that felt prefer it was actually wanted. We sort of wished the chilly exhausting b*tch that may not cease at something to get to the highest, and I feel viewers are going to be actually excited as a result of it positively looks like nods to the unique.”
Each good highschool drama virtually all the time wants a villain to shake issues up, and it appears Monet has no drawback filling that position. Nevertheless, Lee Smith says there’s extra to her character’s mean-girl power than meets the attention. “I positively suppose that this season you get to see a bit of little bit of why we’re the best way we’re, particularly with Monet and Luna,” she explains. “Monet’s mother and father come into play, and her relationship along with her mother may be very telling as to why she is likely to be a bit of jaded or have a troublesome, exhausting exterior. However her mother finally ends up being actually the one one that may break that exterior. That is enjoyable to play, and I feel it is one thing completely different that individuals will get to see from Monet.”
Whereas Monet is not fairly as notorious as Michelle Trachtenberg’s Georgina Sparks, Lee Smith nonetheless thinks her character is likely to be simply as dangerous as her — if not worse. “I all the time say the second I begin to suppose Monet possibly has some good in her, I look again to season one — Zoya’s birthday,” she says. “That was so dangerous. That was probably the most horrible, imply factor. I did not even understand how I considered that.”
Will we see Monet ultimately flip over a brand new leaf like Julien? Onerous to say. However Lee Smith hopes she’ll at the very least soften — maybe if she ever fell in love? “I wish to see how she would deal with that or how I might play that,” the actor says. “I feel that may be an attention-grabbing factor to see when it comes to the place her character would go.”
Monet’s reign is simply getting began, so now we have a lengthy strategy to go till we see her tender aspect. Till then, she’ll be ruling over her loyal (and not-so-loyal) topics with an iron fist. However there is no telling if that’ll change with Gossip Woman nonetheless accumulating secrets and techniques from Julien . . .
The primary two episodes of “Gossip Woman” season two are actually streaming on HBO Max.