Recently the world was introduced to MTV’s newest it girl, Liz Lee, via her show “My Life as Liz,” airing Mondays on MTV. Fans seemed to connect with the alternative star who, week by week, must deal with fending off mean girls, crushing on a classmate and just generally trying to make her way through her senior year of high school.
“The show is kind of like ‘Daria’ meets ‘Juno’ — without the whole pregnant factor — meets ‘My So Called Life’ meets ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ … like ‘Freaks and Geeks,’ sort of,” Lee told MTV News. “The show is pretty dead-on when it comes to portraying my life accurately. It’s pretty on point.”
However, watching herself on the show as she trades barbs with popular girls like Taylor Terry and forges the beginnings of a romantic relationship with Bryson isn’t that easy. “It’s almost awkward watching myself on camera. It’s like … have you ever heard a recording of your voice? It’s almost awkward. It almost makes you feel uncomfortable at some points,” she explained. “It’s almost painful because they’re, like, really vulnerable points in my life — getting picked on and bullied. It’s sometimes also embarrassing, but also I feel like it gives the show a little bit of charm and realness of the happy and the painful parts of growing up as a teenage girl in Texas.”
With a couple episodes now under her belt, Liz admits that she is happy with the way the show is shaping up. “I really actually enjoyed the first episode. I felt like they did a pretty good job of editing and I felt like it was shot really pretty as well,” she said. “I’m proud of it. I’m proud of all that work.”