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Carson Rowland is aware of that Candy Magnolias followers love the connection between Ty and Annie — and believes their “Jim and Pam” dynamic is an enormous purpose why.
“The writers, they love this sluggish burn. And I feel what they’re doing is popping the furnace on so steadily to get folks’s pleasure up, like they did for the automotive crash in season 1, the place it’s obtained all of this anticipation,” Rowland, 25, solely informed Us Weekly whereas selling season 3 of the Netflix collection forward of the SAG-AFTRA strike. “And I really like how the season ends with this refined trace in direction of the connection. And it’s a large cliffhanger of the season. I feel that’ll trigger folks to wish to come again [for] extra. As a result of what occurs after that? Are they collectively? Are they not? We don’t know.”
Ty (Rowland) and Annie (Anneliese Choose) have been lifelong buddies, however their relationship has change into more and more difficult since Annie drunkenly confessed her emotions by kissing Ty in season 1. Whereas Ty initially didn’t really feel the identical — even occurring so far Annie’s nemesis CeCe (Harland Drum) — season 2 noticed Ty’s personal emotions start to develop. By season 3, Annie has a brand new boyfriend, Jackson (Sam Ashby), and Ty finds himself on the opposite facet of a secret crush. It’s one thing Rowland can “relate” to in his personal life — and loved portraying on display screen.
“I really like how Ty is form of getting a dose of his personal medication from season 1,” he informed Us. “He will get a bit of little bit of it season 2 towards the top after he and CeCe break up, however this season he’s absolutely on what Annie was in season 1 and I feel it’s nice for him to note what he did to Annie season 1, too. … I see how I harm her. That alone will strengthen their future relationship.”
Ty could be pining in season 3, however Annie is busy hiding a secret romance with Jackson from his dad and mom. Whereas Ty makes an attempt to be a superb buddy by serving to her sneak moments along with her boyfriend, he finally places her foot down – and Annie realizes that her relationship isn’t value hurting the folks she loves, together with Ty.
“Annie goes via one thing, and he or she wants a buddy, however Ty is de facto feeling drawn to her and I feel on a unconscious stage, Annie is being drawn to Ty as nicely. It’s like this electrical energy simply being pulled collectively, like magnets virtually,” he shared. “And Anneliese and I sat down and mentioned a number of this and the way we needed the dynamic to really feel and that’s precisely what we’re going for.”
The drama culminates in an explosive breakup through the season finale, which finds Annie operating into Ty’s arms for consolation. It’s a second that may inevitably be adored by “TyAnnie” followers — and one Rowland credit Choose and the writers for bringing to life so viscerally.
“That breakup scene was so nicely written and [Anneliese’s] efficiency on the day was simply wonderful,” he gushed, including that he didn’t even “really feel the necessity to act” due to the “nice friendship” the pair have labored on through the years. “Working along with her is actually only a blessing and so grateful I’m for her.”
Whereas — spoiler alert — Ty and Annie don’t formally get collectively as a pair by the top of season 3, the 2 share a personal handhold that hints at one thing extra to come. Rowland informed Us that the intimate scene was really “discovered on the day” whereas they had been filming and never written “within the script.”
“We rehearsed the scene and we had been imagined to form of contact arms simply briefly. I did a kind of Mr. Darcy Delight and Prejudice issues the place he extends his hand and [our showrunner] Sheryl [Anderson] was like, ‘Wait, maintain her hand and put it behind you.’ And it was, it was simply superior,” he revealed, noting that it was a “actually particular” day on set.
What’s to return for the characters and the city of Serenity is unknown — the present has but to be renewed for season 4 — however Rowland is worked up about Ty’s future. He’s additionally open to the collection staying true to the narratives of Sherryl Woods’ books by the identical identify, which follows Ty and Annie’s relationship into maturity.
“I’d completely like to do a time soar like that,” he informed Us. “There’s so many wonderful facets of taking part in a blossoming grownup and a young person. However to play one thing extra grounded and extra actual can be simply superior. Particularly in realizing that [it would] be the primary time I’ve performed my very own age, in order that’d be superior, ?”
Season 3 of Candy Magnolias is now streaming on Netflix.