Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce star Alanna Ubach visits Maria Menounos‘ AfterBuzz TV, dishing on the show’s shocking finale and what’s in store for her beloved character, Jo. Joining host Christy Olson for the network’s Spotlight On interview series, Alanna gets candid about guzzling wine while live tweeting with her castmates and remembers studying with Angelina Jolie as a child actress, exclaiming, “Those are her real lips–I promise!”
Alanna quickly became a fan favorite after joining Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce in its eighth episode, taking a lead role alongside Lisa Edelstein. Her foul mouthed, unapologetically honest character Jo has arrived to help old friend Abby through a tumultuous divorce. “They espouse each other in the episodes as the show goes along,” Alanna says, adding, “She takes Jake’s role…I’m Jake! I’m Jake with boobs!” So what does she think of Jo’s in-your-face tendency to say what’s on her mind? “She’s very unaware of her words affecting anyone else. She just has to get it out, and I find it quite healthy and very heroic.”
While viewers are still reeling from Tuesday night’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce finale, Alanna already knows what’s coming next. “I have a secret about where it’s gonna go and it’s a huge surprise, a major surprise,” the actress teases. “Something really wild happens for season two.” She’s as eager as the fans to discover what’s in store for Jo, Abby and their friends, excitedly revealing that the cast will return to Vancouver in June to begin filming new episodes.
But Alanna had a hot career long before being cast on Bravo’s first scripted series. Beginning on Romper Room at the age of three to starring in TV shows and films as a teenager, the charismatic comedienne has over one hundred credits to her name. But she’ll never forget studying at the world-renowned Lee Strasberg Institute to prepare for that dynamic career. “I ended up going to school with Angelina Jolie and Antonia Bennett, Tony Bennett‘s daughter who’s now this incredible jazz artist, and it was unbelievable.” Describing Jolie as “painfully shy,” Alanna adds, “She was this beautiful little nymphet and wouldn’t say a word.”
Having appeared in blockbuster movies like Waiting, Legally Blonde and Meet the Fockers, in my exclusive interview Alanna talks about working with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. She also discusses her many guest starring roles on shows like Californication, Hung and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Check out the full Spotlight On video from AfterBuzz TV above and visit AfterBuzzTV.com for more.