Question: At what point did the team at LG decide to go full steam ahead with the B/L relationship? How hard was it to make this a real go (i.e. with the network)? Was there pushback on the protagonist having the female love interest become “The center stage lover”? Do you feel it has to be somewhat apologized for? And were you ever concerned that the (very brave) decision to place a same sex pairing into the foreground of a non-niche show could go wrong?
Emily Andras: We really fought for it. So very proud of it. I will NEVER apologize for Bo/Lauren, as nobody involved at LG will. It was the right thing to do, bar none. knew at the end of season two. And certainly going into s3 we knew it felt right. Was there blowback? Sure. But so much of what sets this show apart is the lack of labels when it comes to living one’s life or loving who you choose. And your support has meant the world.