We just went from there." "I thought that they were gonna be distant, and as the episodes went along, we would get closer," Mariduena admitted. I got to throw bats and do a bunch of stuff, and it was definitely a whole different side that I’d never done before." "I love being able to play something that not everyone gets to play," he offered. I love being able to really get into that mind-set and just do something different." Playing Max has also gotten easier over time.
We spoke with actors Mae Whitman (Amber), Miles Heizer (Drew), Lauren Graham (Sarah), Max Burkholder (Max), Xolo Mariduena (Victor), and Jason Ritter (Mark).While the pair first met in the late ‘90s, timing just wasn't right.But as love stories sometimes work, things just take a little time."I remember one day he asked me over to his house to play a board game—and that's exactly what we ended up doing. But I was also like: Who actually plays a board game? "It's so interesting to me that there was clearly a connection there back then, but I don't think either of us was ready."Another factor in turning their friendship into something romantic was Lauren's "From the start of the show, Kelly named herself my TVM or TV mom, by which she meant she was taking her character's role seriously, beyond the pages or sets and out into the real world," she wrote."In a maternal, protective way, she found most of my boyfriends at the time lacking, and once told me I needed someone who was more my equal like ‘that wonderful actor on .'"Oh yes, she was talking about Mr. Not about ourselves, but about the world and books and family. It was like, ‘You like me, and I like you.' It gave me an understanding of life," Lauren shared with ."Nobody really knew about it for a while, probably a year."As a new year begins for Lauren, both the actress and Peter show no signs of feeling rushed to get engaged or take another step in their relationship.
It's like this hidden gem, but why are they ashamed of it? "She's a magical actress," Jaeger, who directed one of Potter's most emotional episodes this season, told me. "She's able to surprise and in that moment of surprise there's such awe and wonder, it creates its own magic.