'Awkward' Star Jillian Rose Reed Dishes on Tamara and Jake's First Time: 'It Probably Won't Be Perfect'


Jillian Rose Reed (Getty)

TALKING TV WITH
JILLIAN ROSE REED
FIRST TV CRUSH:
Ben Savage

TV SHOW YOU'LL ALWAYS WATCH IF IT'S ON:
Friends


TV CHARACTER YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE PLAYED:
Rachel from Friends!

THE ONE TV SHOW YOU'D TAKE TO A DESERT ISLAND:
Still Friends...am I boring yet?

FAVORITE TV GUILTY PLEASURE:
Any Kardashian show. Any and all.

FAVORITE TV-WATCHING SNACK:
Ruffles chips and Ranch dip

So far, junior year is treating everyone's favorite Awkward BFF Tamara very well. She's got a sassy new hairdo and a budding romance with Jake, who she confessed her love for during the super-sized Season 3 premiere (don't worry, he totally loves her back).

But according to Jillian Rose Reed, who plays the fast-talking teen on the MTV breakout hit comedy, Jamara isn't ready to ride off into the sunset quite yet.

"They're teenagers in love, and with that come a lot of complications," the actress told Zimbio. "Their relationship will be tested and they will go through the same kinds of issues that normal high schoolers go through everyday. They're still trying to figure out this 'love' thing too."

This "love thing" will definitely include s-e-x, which is a pretty big deal for the teens since they're both virgins. "What happens between Tamara and Jake is actually very sweet," Reed revealed about the pair's intimate encounter later this season.

"Neither of them know what they're doing, so they have to go on this adventure together... It probably won't be perfect, but in the end they really care about each other, so I think it'll be okay!"

As for what else Awkward fans can look forward to, Reed teased some upcoming scenes between the always combative Tamara and Sadie. "I can't say that Sadie and Tamara will every really be friends, but for some reason they keep putting up with each other! I can't give too much away about what you're going to see, but I can confirm that it will be hilarious."

For Reed, getting to work with real-life pal Molly Tarlov is always a treat, even if it sometimes makes staying in character a little bit tricky. "We are really close off set, which sometimes makes it difficult to keep a straight face while pretending to hate each other," she laughed.

You can catch Jillian Rose Reed on Awkward Tuesday nights at 10/9c, only on MTV.


Vincent Sandoval photography; Hair by Paul Norton, Make-Up by Allison Noelle, Styling by Audrey Brianne; Clothing and jewelry by Brandy Melville, MANGO, and Blessed Charm


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I'm the Chief Content Officer of Livingly Media (Livingly, Lonny, StyleBistro, Zimbio, Mabel + Moxie, and It's Rosy). My TV boyfriend is Pacey Witter. You can reach me at jill@livingly.com.
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