The much-hyped “Pretty Little Liars” spin-off, “Ravenswood,” debuts tomorrow on ABC Family, and ahead of episode No. 1, we hopped on the phone with actress Britne Oldford, whose character Remy is among the first to welcome Caleb to the ooky spooky town. Keep reading for all the details on Remy’s rocky relations, steamy love life and whether we’ll ever see vampires walking the streets of Ravenswood.
Hollywood Crush: How would you describe Remy to someone who’s never met her?
Britne Oldford: I would describe Remy as a total straight-shooter. She has a very good head on her shoulders. She’s determined, very justice-driven and wants to find the truth, and she can sort of hang out with any crowd, which I think is kind of awesome.
Remy has a boyfriend, Luke (played by Brett Dier), who’s been going through a lot the past few months. How is their relationship?
Luke has had a very hard time. His father was murdered, and the police are trying to figure out what’s going on with that, as well as my mother just came back from Afghanistan, and she’s suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. So there’s a lot of tension with both of our families, but Luke and Remy, in the end, always end up coming back together and staying strong.
Of course, we wouldn’t be in Ravenswood if it weren’t for Caleb Rivers. How does Remy accept the newbie in town?
Remy is one of the first people to meet Caleb Rivers in Ravenswood, and she sort of gives him some information and sees that both him and Miranda (played by Nicole Anderson), they need help. She’s very willing and eager, and all the information that he’s giving her and the information that she’s finding out in the first episode is very intriguing. She continues to help them along and figure out what’s going on with their lives and in the town.
From the premiere synopsis, it sounds like Remy might be a step ahead of everyone in investigating the town’s curse. Would you say that’s accurate?
I would say that she’s a bit of an encyclopedia when it comes to Ravenswood, and she knows pretty much everything about the town because she works for the Gazette, which is owned by her father. So she’s always known that the town has had very interesting and odd sort of supernatural things happening, but she’s never really delved deep into it until Caleb and Miranda come to town with their issues, and then she really starts to look and see that something is really different about Ravenswood.
Can we discuss the supernatural aspects for a second? I assume there are no vampires running around Ravenswood?
Well, you never know! We’re only just starting to film the sixth episode next week. So far, the supernatural is just very—there’s spirits around, and there’s definitely some evil energy, and we don’t know what it is, and it’s affecting everyone in the town. So far, it’s a pretty wild ride.
You also had a role on “American Horror Story: Asylum.” Does darker material pique your interest?
You know, I wouldn’t say it piques my interest. I know that I’m a huge sci-fi fan, so I got a kick out of the aliens on “American Horror Story,” for sure. I have this track record of horror and mysteries and things being drawn to me. I find them interesting and a lot of fun to film. So far it’s working out, and I’m happy with it.
“Ravenswood” premieres Tuesday on ABC Family at 9 p.m.
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