Hey TWIST girls,
TWIST was so excited to catch up with The Lying Game's Allie Gonino! Allie plays the stylish character Laurel on ABC Family's new series, which premieres August 15th! Check out our convo below to hear about Allie and her new show and even her pranks with Justin Bieber! Plus check out her shout out to TWIST readers!
TWIST: Can you tell me about the show The Lying Game? Allie: The Lying Game is about these twin sisters who were separated at birth, Sutton and Emma, and they find each other in the first episode and Sutton goes to LA to find their birth parents and Emma takes Sutton's place for a few days and comes and lives with my family. I play Sutton's little sister Laurel, she's 16 and kind of sarcastic and witty. She's kind of the snotty little brat sister. Hopefully she'll become less of a brat throughout the show! It's very stylized; we have very cute clothes. Each character has a distinct and different style. There's gonna be a lot of secrets and mysteries and lying but it's also going to be pretty upbeat.
TWIST: You said every character has their own style. What's Laurel's style? Allie: It's definitely more of the youthful, playful style. She's 16 so its nothing too fashion forward but she's manicured, put-together and, she likes a lot of color, which is kind of opposite from me - I wear a lot of black and nude colors. It's cute though, just cute stuff that a 16 year old would wear.
TWIST: Is it fun to be the opposite of your character? Allie: Yeah it's definitely a change. Like one of the tops I wore in the pilot is definitely a top I had when I was 16. So I think for the older girls in the audience, they're probably going to like Sutton's more clean cut and like New York style and the younger girls can steal from Laurel's style.
TWIST: I know that you play the violin, dance, act, sing. So what is your favorite to do? Allie: I can't pick! I mean, maybe at the moment it's acting just because it's the newest thing that I'm doing so I feel like it's kind of exciting and I don't really know a lot about it. But I've been on tour before and I know there's nothing I'd rather be doing then performing on stage. So I really can't pick just one, I'm an all around performer.
TWIST: You toured with Justin Bieber! Did you get to know him on tour? Allie: We definitely pulled pranks on each other and had epic water fights which were always super fun. But we had to stop doing them once he decided to pour a gallon of milk all over our dressing room. Then the fights had to stop after that. He's just a goofball and just a normal kid.
TWIST: Thanks so much Allie! Anything else you want to tell our readers? Allie: Just to watch The Lying Game on August 15th!