Last week’s “Skins” premiere focused on smooth-talking womanizer Tony. This week, episode two of the MTV drama will focus on Tea, played by Sofia Black-D’Elia . Tea is a gay teen, who is unapologetic about who she is but gets rattled when she realizes she might not have it all figured out. And fans will learn even more about the character on Monday night (January 24).
“Tea is so strong, I love that about her,” Daniel Flaherty, who plays bumbling Stanley, told MTV News. “She’s strong in the way that she doesn’t care what anybody thinks about her and that confidence is really awesome in the show, especially to people who are gay or lesbian. Just to have that confidence is so great and the way [D'Elia] portrays it is amazing. She’s such a good actress.”
But Flaherty also noted that while the character is confident, she can also be hard to get.
“It’s so confusing because she has all this confidence and she’s in high school and then all of a sudden it just hits you in the face and everything changes and you’re like, ‘Whoa where’d that come from?’ ” he teased. “I feel like Tea’s so strong, but at the same time very lost because she’s still growing up. She wants to be different and she’s confident in that difference. She confuses me the most. You never know what’s going to happen with her.”
Black-D’Elia described her character, Tea, this way: “She’s an extremely confident girl. She’s openly gay, very self-assured. Thinks she knows who she is, but realizes she doesn’t, like most teenagers. She’s flawed. She makes mistakes but I think the biggest issue she faces is owning up to them. She’s very put together and then kind of falls apart.”
Don’t miss “Skins” airing Mondays at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.