Interview with Gabrielle Christian

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AE: Creator Tommy Lynch has talked

publicly about possible books, a movie, trying to move the show to another

network. Has he said anything to you about a reincarnation of South of Nowhere?

GC:
[Before the show was canceled] he was pitching ideas of what he wanted

to see, and what we wanted done [for another season.] Then kind of out of the

blue, they canceled us. I’ve heard rumors about a movie, but not from anybody [with

the show.] At this point, it’s wishful thinking. So, no, I haven’t heard

anything.

AE: With South of Nowhere and The L

Word
both coming to an end, it’s slim picking for lesbian entertainment.

GC:
And the Grey’s Anatomy

relationship has ended also.

AE: Yeah, that was fun for five

minutes.

GC:
[laughs] Well, I thought 3Way

would be a good frontrunner for that world, but I don’t know what’s happening

with that either.

AE: I think they’re going to start

shooting Season 2 in January. And the first season is coming out on DVD soon.

That will include the episode in which you played a crime scene investigator.

GC:
Yes.

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AE: Gaby, what kind of

investigator’s uniform is that exactly? It’s like an episode of CSI: Bunny Ranch.

GC:
[laughs] And since South of

Nowhere
ended, I did a guest spot on that other one, CSI: Miami.

AE: And Mandy [Musgrave] did a guest

spot on the original, CSI: Crime Scene

Investigation.


GC:
Yeah, she did it. Mandy and I have done a lot of the same shows. When

we both moved out here, we came the same month of the same year. And one of the

first jobs each of us booked was on Drake

& Josh,
as Drake’s love interest. And then, there was South of Nowhere, and now we’ve both

done a CSI.

AE: Do you feel like you’re living

parallel lives?

GC:
I don’t know. It’s interesting that we get a lot of the same work. We’re

completely different people in the way that we look, and the way that we live

our lives. But people have said we have pretty good chemistry.

AE: She’s the dark to your light.

GC:
Over the last few years, we’ve changed a lot. We’ve known each other

for five years now. In the beginning, Mandy was more of the extrovert; was

going out a lot and having a good time. And I was always a little older, more reserved,

more reclusive and I liked to stay in. Recently, we both got [engaged] and I

think we’re more on the same page now, than we were at 18 and 19 years old.

AE: How sick are you of Mandy at this

point?

GC:
[laughs] No, I really like working with Mandy a lot. It’s funny that we’ve

worked together for so long. We would work on set for three or four months out

of the year on [such] an intimate level – doing so many things as our

characters, and spending so much time together – that the rest of the year, we

kind of took these little vacations. But now that the show is canceled, I

really look forward to seeing Mandy because I barely see her. She lives really

close to me but our lives are just going in opposite directions. I miss her.

AE: Well, she’s been a big part of

your life since you’ve been in LA.

GC:
It’s funny. Most people I’ve known [here] are gone now. They come and

go on a whim. Since I’ve been out here, she’s one of the longest relationships

I’ve had.

AE: Who’s gone? Other actors?

GC:
Other actors and people who spontaneously move out here and think it’s

going to be really easy and fun. I mean, it’s expensive and it’s tough and

competitive.

AE: It’s all those things and so much

more.

GC:
I don’t know how I’m still here sometimes. It’s so hard.

AE: Are you done doing the high

school thing and looking forward to playing roles that are more adult?

GC:
No, I really like the high school thing, especially the senior year for

a character, and where they’re going to go. But I think it would be great to

play a college girl. I’ve never really done that before.

AE: Are you booking any 20-something

adult roles?

GC:
It’s tough for myself, and Mandy, because we look young and we’re kind

of built small. But we’re 22 and 24 years old now. So when we’re going in the

room for a high school kid, and it can be a problem. We open our mouths and

they don’t believe how old we are, or we have to lie.

But we look too young to play the age that we actually are, so it’s kind of

a tough market right now. I think that’s one of the problems I’ve been having

with getting work; [the characters are] either too old or too young.

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