Calling all Lying Game fans!
CelebSecrets4U had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Sharon-Pierre Louis, who plays Nisha Randall on the show. Nisha is Sutton’s rival and fellow star tennis player. Whether battling Sutton on the tennis court or competing for the title of Queen Bee of the school or over boys, Nisha is always looking to one-up Sutton.
Check out our exclusive Q&A with Sharon below:
CelebSecrets4U: Your new series, The Lying Game, has been an extreme hit on ABC Family! What can you tell our readers about the show?
Sharon-Pierre Louis: “ABC Family’s The Lying Game is a one hour drama that is about these twins, Emma and Sutton, who are separated at some point in their lives where they are too young to remember. They eventually find out about each other and switch places with one of them goes looking for their birth mother. Emma was put into foster care while Sutton was adopted by a wealthy family. When Sutton leaves for Los Angeles, Emma takes Sutton’s place and sees what its like to have loving parents. The show is basically about family and friends.”
CelebSecrets4U: What was the audition process like for the role of Nisha Randall?
Sharon-Pierre Louis: “My character, Nisha, is not very nice! I auditioned for the role and received a call back. After that, I was called in for a screen test with two other girls that were also up for the role. That process wasn’t scary, but it was definitely a big deal for me! From there I received another callback to the network for a studio test. It was down to the wire with one other actress. A week after the studio test, I found out that I booked the role!”
CelebSecrets4U: What is the relationship like between your character Nisha and the character Sutton (Chando)?
Sharon-Pierre Louis: “My character does not like Sutton at all. There’s just a lot of history there between the two of them. Something went wrong in the past and with that being said, Nisha therefore holds a grudge for a pretty long time. They don’t really like each other but when Emma comes in place, Nisha takes on this rivalry with Sutton even though its Emma. Emma has no idea what’s going on. She’s just trying to keep up, but at the same time she’s the nicer sister so she just falls into a role that she’s not used to playing.”
CelebSecrets4U: Why should we keep tuning in to The Lying Game?
Sharon-Pierre Louis: “I think everyone should keep tuning in because its really well written and really fun! I feel like the series is composed of a super talented cast, too! It says a lot about family and who you really are. TLG is filled with mystery, but at the same time its about family, friends, and yourself.”
In tonight’s episode “Double Dibs,” After revealing Sutton’s (Chando) real relationship with Ethan (Blair Redford), the Mercers insist she invite him over for dinner. Hesitant because of his obvious feelings for Emma (also Chando), Ethan obliges, only to have the dinner cut short by a disturbing visit from Dan.
As Emma and Ethan struggle to keep order in Arizona, Sutton and Thayer (Alexander) discover shocking revelations in Los Angeles pertaining to the search for the girls’ birth mother. Although the outcome may not turn out to be what Sutton had hoped for, it does lead her to wonder what everyone around her has been hiding for all these years.
Meanwhile, Laurel (Allie Gonino) falls for a new guy in school hoping she will finally have something of her own, as opposed to always being in Sutton’s shadow. Unfortunately her wishful thinking is cut short when Char (Kirsten Prout) calls dibs on the one Laurel did not want to share.
“Double Dibs” premieres Monday, August 29th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC Family.