If you're currently binge-watching the new Freeform series Famous In Love, we have a feeling you're already crushing on Jake, the character Charlie DePew brings to life on the show. TWIST recently caught up with actor
So, first of all, what was the dynamic like between cast members on set when everyone was filming?
"It was great," Charlie tells us exclusively. "I sadly didn’t get to work with Keith [Powers] and Carter [Jenkins] very much, but I became really great friends with them."
"In terms of people who I worked with on the show, at least on this season... I worked a little bit with Carter and Keith, but for the most part it’s Georgie [Flores] who plays Cassie and Bella [Thorne] who plays Paige. It was a great dynamic, it was a lot of fun," he adds. "It was kind of this dream job situation. I’m really good friends with Bella and I’m with Bella all the time. Georgie is great."
"I really look up to Georgie," Charlie shares, telling us all about his co-stars. "She's a little bit older than me so she has lived much more life than I have. She has a lot of valuable advice to offer. I really appreciate [that] she’s honest and she’ll tell you [things] straight up. Pepi [Sonuga] is awesome, Pepi is like a fire ball — she’s just like the coolest girl you’ve ever met. She’s crazy and fun and just jumping around and laughing, yeah she’s great. Niki [Koss] has this silence to her. She’s really nice, but she’s got that little edgy part. Niki is like the younger version of Audrey Hepburn."
What was it like when everyone met for the first time? Charlie shares that the behind-the-scenes story of him meeting the cast was actually pretty unexpected, since he was the last actor to join the ensemble.
"I don’t think this is that out there, but I was a re-cast and I was actually casted 12 hours before," Charlie tells us. "I was thrown into the ringer. I was initially in the final two to be Jake, but then they cast the other guy, shot the pilot and then they brought me in for an audition one week before they started shooting. Then they had me read with Bella and Carter and then that was it."
"Now for the cast, how was the cast...it was pretty normal," he adds. "I met them all at a table read and we all said hi and introduced ourselves and then over the course of the season we all got closer."
Reporting credit: Lindsey Smith