'Mistresses' premieres on ABC: 5 things to know (Video)
The stars of ABC's hottest new series, "Mistresses," are dishing on ALL of the upcoming drama.
The show, which is based on a UK television series of the same name, is set to premiere on Monday, June 3 at 10 p.m. ET. While the title of the show may appear to give it all away, the show's female leads believe the series is rooted in one thing: friendship.
Viewers will follow the scandalous lives of a sexy and sassy group of four girlfriends, each on her own path to self-discovery. The four main characters, two of which are sisters, will give advice and guide each other through a number of difficult situations.
"Mistresses" stars Alyssa Milano as Savi Davis, Yunjin Kim as Karen Kim, Rochelle Aytes as April Malloy and Jes Macallan as Josslyn Carver. The show was created by K.J. Steinberg, who produced the hit CW series "Gossip Girl."
Three of the show's stars talked to OTRC.com about "Mistresses" prior to its premiere. Check out 5 things the cast had to say about the drama series.
1. "Mistresses" isn't all THAT scandalous ...
"There's kind of a left and a right opinion about 'Mistresses,' and the title -- which says a lot," Macallan explained to OTRC.com. "Mistresses can be taken so many ways -- we have people that are totally appalled by you know, glorifying infidelity -- which it certainly is not."
"I think people will be pleasantly surprised tuning in and understanding the heart of the show," she continued. "It's very much a 'Sex and the City' / 'Desperate Housewives' type show."
2. On the focus of the show, which the cast says is on friendship ...
"The focus is definitely friendship," Milano explained. "The foundation is friendship, and how we navigate going on in our personal lives with each other. ... A lot of lows -- I think more so than we're used to seeing in a show about four women. I think often we have made television about women sort of homogenized -- we always get along and you know, it's a sisterhood."
"Because of the length of the history of our friendships, too," Macallan added. "We're really brutally honest with each other. Which happens -- if you've ever had a girlfriend that's been your girlfriend forever it's brutal when they tell you the truth."
3. On the show's racy and "saucy" nature ...
"It's saucy, but I think there's a lot of heart to it as well," Macallan explained to OTRC.com. The actress went on to talk about her character, Jocelyn, and how she explores her sexuality in the show, saying: "There were certainly some interesting and saucy things that happened."
"I think it's definitely racy," Milano commented.
4. On the "fun" aspect of the US version, in comparison to the original ...
"We are similiar to the BBC show in some respects, but we're also a lot lighter," Milano explained to OTRC.com. "A lot faster paced. I think what happens within an entire season of the BBC series happens in one episode on our version. We come out with a bang. But, I think the biggest difference is that the BBC series is very heavy and sort of dark, and while there's elements of that in our show, there's also a lot of lightness and fun."
5. On deciding to NOT watch the UK version, in order to keep it original ...
"I actually have not seen the BBC show," Aytes explained to OTRC.com. "And when I got this [role], I didn't have a desire to watch it because I wanted to keep it fresh and new -- I didn't want to be influenced by that show and those characters."
Check out the star's interviews ABOVE and BELOW. The show is set to premiere on Monday, June 3 at 10 p.m. ET.
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