Lying games could be a Mercer family affair.
“With Ted and Alec, my understanding of their relationship is high school acquaintances,” Charisma Carpenter revealed on a recent conference call about her back-with-sass character Annie Rebecca Sewell. “They were cruel and mean to me and what that means, I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. They played games on me. Maybe The Lying Game started way before Sutton.”
Say what?! Could the reason that Laurel complains Papa M favors Sutton is because he sees a flicker of his own rebellious teenage self in her? Did Sutton accidentally stumble upon Alec and Ted’s old lying game playbook and that’s what gave her the idea to pull off such extreme pranks?
Charisma isn’t sure, but she does know that her character makes Ted uncomfortable. Super uncomfortable. “There is a very interesting tension between Ted Mercer and Annie Sewell, or Annie Rebecca Sewell. I feel like whenever he’s around, he’s kind of a cold fish and she kind of revels in that,” Char’s long-lost aunt says. “So that has its own element to it, but it’s not like it’s mutual. With Alec, it’s like mutual interest. With Ted, it’s like I can tell that I can ruffle his feathers and I love it.”
Now that Kristin and Rebecca are becoming fast friends, you better work on hiding those jitters, Ted!
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