Being a teenager is universally awkward, but had Dreama Walker been privy to future success, cliques, rumors and the perils of puberty would have been a total breeze. “It’s like if my 11-year-old self could have conjured this up in my imagination, middle school would have been a lot easier,” the Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 star tells ELLE.
Walker is, of course, gushing about working with none other than Dawson Leery, the square-jawed Romeo to our collective adolescent, braces-adorned, Juliet. ”He is super, great, funny, wonderful and talented and we are pleased as punch to have him.”
James van der Beek, who plays a sardonic version of himself on the new show, is just one of the unexpected elements to the surprisingly hilarious (and zeitgeist-y) comedy, premiering Wednesday at 9:30PM EST on ABC. ”We are constantly cracking up on set and at table reads,” Walker chirps from her West Hollywood homestead (apartment number redacted). “It’s always a race to be like, ‘This part is amazing.’” As for whether or not the sweet-looking actress has trouble channeling her own bitchy side, she says, “I am in love with girls that are bad and naughty and badass, and a little selfish,” before adding, “but I like to watch from a respectful distance!”
“I just can’t believe it’s a show on ABC,” Walker said. And with recurring jokes like, “Ducking behind a ‘chubbo,’” and a whip cream bikini popping up in episode one, neither can we!