Girlfriend’s Guide to TV Stardom
by Landyn Gerace
The drama is back in Bravo’s first scripted series, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce. The show returns for its second season Tuesday, December 1 and the leading ladies aren’t holding back.
With four female leads (Lisa Edelstein, Beau Garrett, Necar Zadegan and Alanna Ubach), the writer of the series being a woman (Marti Noxon), and women directors throughout the episodes, it’s clear the show heavily emphasizes the life of real women in today’s world.
“We are a very large part of the population, woman with careers. I feel lucky that I get to be a part of it and I’ve always been so interested in my role,” says Zadegan who plays Delia, a self-made divorce attorney.
Between marriage, work, and children, the character’s lives of the hit series revolve heavily around relationships and love. As do the lives of most people.
“I think love is the biggest mystery of life. Love is one of those things you never get too old for…. Your heart never grows old and our show is about love. I think moreover relationships are hard. We explore all that stuff,” says Zadegan.
Whether you are 18 or 45, dating is a very real part of life and every character of the show explores the emotional roller coaster that comes with those relationships. In particular, the women of the show have more than just themselves to consider when it comes to their love lives. Between children, careers, and close friends, Zadegan explains how it is important for them all to obtain healthy relationships – not only with your significant other, but your friends as well.
“This is your life, your life isn’t just work…. It’s about love in so many ways. Not just who you are dating. You have to make time for people,” Zadegan says.
“This show is [about] relationships and the viewers can really have an opinion about it. Everybody thinks they know about relationships,” she added.
Not only do the characters enjoy spending time with each other as best friends on camera, but they enjoy each other’s company behind the scenes as well.
“I love the girls I work with. They have become some of my favorite actresses and we really have a good time working with one another. We all love the show so much and work hard to tell the story,” she says on her co-stars. “It’s wonderful to work with like-minded women.”
At the end of last season, the audience watches the previously commitment-phobic Delia became more open to the traditional idea of marriage as she becomes engaged to a previous client.
Growing up with her parents not together and looking after her father, Delia has grown to be an independent woman who has never had to rely on anyone other than herself and she takes pride in that.
“Nobody helped her to get where she is. In the face of adversity, she made a beautiful life for herself. She wrestles with the question of marriage. It creates a lot inner turmoil for her because she has come this far on her own,” says Zadegan.
With the season two premiere finally here, fans can expect to the show to pick up right where it left off. Zadegan explains that last season, the girls were learning to put their past behind them and making the choice to start fresh. Now they are quickly learning that if you don’t deal with your past, it will still find you.
“You can almost call this season the great cover-up,” Zadegan jokes. “They’re trying to cover up things they don’t want to deal with.”
From the characters’ personalities to the overall plot, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce is a show people of all ages and different generations can relate to and Necar Zadegan believes that is a large reason why so many people enjoy watching.
“Every time you start a new project you believe in it very strongly. I love the show that we were doing.”
Season two of Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce premieres December 1 10/9c on Bravo.
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