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I Love That For You let Beth Ann discover out about Joanna’s most cancers secret within the penultimate episode, and Beth Ann made positive that Joanna knew it. Beth Ann confronted Joanna within the dressing room about not truly having most cancers anymore, and Joanna begged Beth Ann to only go forward and inform Patricia.

Beth Ann refused to do Joanna’s “soiled work” and left the room triumphant. HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Ayden Mayeri forward of the season finale, dropping June 17, about that game-changing second and the way it propels the present ahead. She additionally weighed in about Beth Ann’s “love” for Perry, the “cliffhanger” within the finale, and extra. Learn our Q&A under:

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Ayden Mayeri stars within the Showtime collection ‘I Love That For You.’ (Photographer: Sela Shiloni)

Initially, we’ve got to speak about that showdown second with Beth Ann confronting Joanna about her large lie. How did you’re feeling while you learn that within the script and noticed that in spite of everything this build-up, Beth Ann is the one who will get to have that second with Joanna? 
Ayden Mayeri: I used to be shocked and really excited. Vanessa [Bayer], Jessi [Klein], Jeremy [Beiler], and I all talked quite a bit about this. What I believed was fascinating is how we current Joanna as she’s actually candy and actually form, and I’m this imply lady. However on the finish of the day, she’s mendacity about this large factor, and I’m the one who’s like, I might by no means lie. How might you try this? We see Beth Ann in a little bit of a distinct gentle, I feel.

In different reveals, Beth Ann would have instantly run and simply instructed Patricia straight away. However right here, Beth Ann goes by all of the conditions and stakes in her head. Beth Ann finally ends up telling Joanna that she has to inform everybody. Had been you shocked by that?
Ayden Mayeri: I actually was. I used to be like, oh, that’s the last word punishment. It’s virtually a aid to have the ability to be mad at somebody apart from your self as a result of while you simply have to take a seat with your self, it’s torture.

The most important blow is Joanna having to disclose the reality herself. On condition that she does find yourself doing that, how do you assume Beth Ann goes to make use of this case to her benefit? 
Ayden Mayeri: I positively assume we’re going to see Beth Ann teetering between doing the suitable factor and never doing the suitable factor as a result of she’s an individual that’s actually holding tightly to an id of what success seems in her head. We’ve seen her begin to unravel and develop into a bit bit extra susceptible with what’s occurring along with her. I might hope that she lets her guard down and lets individuals in a bit extra and is a bit bit extra trustworthy, however I’ve a sense she’s going to now see a weak spot and attempt to wiggle her method in.

Joanna’s lie about not having most cancers anymore might have been a seasons-long secret. Had been you shocked that the present addressed it head-on within the first season? 
Ayden Mayeri: I adore it as a result of the previous few episodes we have been getting them just like the week earlier than we have been capturing the episode, so we’re all studying them within the make-up trailer like shocked or laughing out loud. I like that they went in that course as a result of I feel it provides us room to make future seasons truly quite a bit deeper and extra complicated.

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Vanessa Bayer and Ayden Mayeri in ‘I Love That For You.’ (Showtime)

Along with the Joanna drama, Beth Ann has gotten caught up with Perry. On condition that Beth Ann has some points occurring at dwelling along with her marriage and now she thinks she’s in love with Perry, might this be her downfall? May this Perry be the factor that will get her? 
Ayden Mayeri: Oh my gosh, is that this the autumn of Rome? Or is that this her Achilles heel? That’s an important query. I feel she definitely needs him to resolve all her issues. He’s made her really feel particular in a method that she hasn’t in a very long time. But it surely definitely represents an unraveling that we haven’t seen along with her as a result of she’s so tightly wound.

How do you assume she would react to the Darcy and Perry hookup? How do you assume she’d deal with that?
Ayden Mayeri: I can’t wait to seek out out. I hope we get to season 2 as a result of I feel that’s once we will see all hell break unfastened. With Darcy, it’s actually a betrayal. It’s like an et tu, Brute?  I might like to see how she would deal with that if she felt like she has no allies anymore.

The entire Beth Ann and Darcy dynamic is so enjoyable. You and Matt Rogers have such wonderful chemistry, and it feels so pure. I really feel like Beth Ann actually values Darcy. 
Ayden Mayeri: I really feel that method, too. Matt and I fell in love instantly. I imply, all of the forged did. It’s form of loopy while you actually all love one another this a lot. Often, there’s like one that you just’re like, they’re a nightmare. However that didn’t exist right here. We had lunch collectively in one another’s trailers. We have been simply bonding straight away. So Matt and I might simply form of run our traces after which mess around with the scene. It simply felt like we have been simply hanging out with one another, and so they have been filming it. I like him in actual life, so I feel that got here by. Regardless that she’s self-involved, I’m like, can’t you see that she does love you?

Ryan Phillippe had a hilarious cameo on the finish of episode 7. Did you get to fulfill him?
Ayden Mayeri: Sure! Weirdly, Ryan and I labored collectively on a Netflix present, so I used to be thrilled to see Ryan once more. We started working collectively that day as a result of we’re all simply form of capturing in the identical soundstage space. He’s so humorous.

The penultimate episode actually felt like a finale, however there’s nonetheless yet one more episode left. What are you able to tease in regards to the season finale? I really feel just like the stakes are much more heightened. 
Ayden Mayeri: You’re proper. It form of does really feel like a finale, however that’s what’s nice in regards to the present as a result of, as you mentioned, I feel it actually subverts expectations. I feel you’re going to see there are some twists and turns within the finale that you just’re not going to see coming. It positively arrange a cliffhanger for like, nicely, what are we going to discover within the subsequent season? It’s an actual dot, dot, dot.

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Ayden Mayeri in a scene from ‘I Love That For You.’ (Showtime)

If the present does get a second season, what’s one thing you want to discover extra with Beth Ann? 
Ayden Mayeri: I might like to go dwelling along with her a bit bit and perceive her entire American dream. I feel she actually sees the fabric success of being somebody on TV, put collectively, married to the suitable particular person, all of that as like she’s completed the issues she believes she’s supposed to perform, and understanding the place that drive and obsession comes from, like household dynamics. I’ve at all times believed that she’s somebody who has an advanced relationship along with her mother. I’d prefer to see extra stuff about her origin.

Now we have to speak about Beth Ann’s hair. The sheer quantity is astounding. What’s the transformation course of prefer to develop into Beth Ann? 
Ayden Mayeri: To begin with, our wardrobe by Imani Akbar is unimaginable. Simply placing that stuff on I’m like, oh, okay, I do know who that is. The method with the hair, there are lots of extensions and lots of hairspray. My make-up artist, Gina [Ghiglieri], is a genius. I really feel like she does stuff to my face that makes me seem like a totally completely different particular person. As soon as it’s after two and a half hours of hair and make-up and wardrobe, it’s simply doing the performing for me. I don’t need to do something.

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