*This interview contain mild spoilers for tonight’s episode of Chasing Life
ABC Family’s Chasing Life continues to be one of the most unique stories on television right now, especially when it comes to Brenna and Greer, two non-straight teenagers whose coming out was not nearly among their biggest problems. And even though both of them have parents who support them dating girls without question, they still managed to get themselves banned from seeing each other.
AfterEllen: The last time I talked to you was toward the end of the first half of season one, but a lot has happened in the back half with Brenna. Her storyline has been really rich, especially with the reveal of her ‘big secret’ at the sleepover. What was your reaction when you found out about it?
Haley Ramm: I thought that the abortion storyline made a lot of sense. I, myself, kind of wondered why Brenna was, you know, a bitch in the beginning. [laughs] But you make up your own reasons in your head why the character would have a problem with the whole world, basically, is what she seemed like. So yeah, I thought it was a really good direction and it made a lot of sense to me. And I think it will be covered more in future episodes. I don’t know when but I’ve heard some little things about it.
AE: Do you think Sara or April will find out and what do you think their reaction will be?
HR: Yeah, I think that they will find out and I don’t think that either of their reactions are going to be too pleasant. I don’t think they’re the type of family that would judge or be really upset about it, I think that the Carvers would just be more upset that I couldn’t talk about it. Especially talking to my mom, as a therapist. [laughs]
AE: What was your reaction when you found out about Greer’s secret?
HR: That also made a lot of sense, and I think that that is an important topic to cover. We like to do that on the show, cover important topics [laughs]. But it is something that I think a lot of people go through and they start taking prescription drugs at a very young age and think a lot people don’t think about the consequences or the difficulty that might happen later on, like Greer being 16 and deciding to put her foot down and not wanting her parents to control her life anymore.
AE: Speaking of which, it looks like Brenna are Greer are just totally ignoring their parents’ declaration that they can’t see each other. In the previews for next week, it looks like they’re still hanging out and getting closer. What can you tell us about what’s in store for them as the season comes to a close?
HR: Yeah, I just watched the sneak peek for next week’s episode! So Greer does show up in the middle of the night, asking for help and for a place to stay because she had a fight with her mom. It doesn’t get easier for Greer from here on out, and you really start to feel for her more than ever. Her parents are going to keep getting in the way, and so is my mom, but you can’t really blame them because they’re parents and we’re only 16, 17 years old. So, yeah, it’s not going to get easier.