Be Still My Beating Heart.
In which Marina Diamandis continues to be a queen and shuts down body policing
Interviewer: I don’t want to burst your bubble, but you do know about Santa. You know the secret about Santa?
“I would encourage anyone who has a crush on my character to watch it again and examine how selfish he is. He develops a mildly delusional obsession over a girl onto whom he projects all these fantasies. He thinks she’ll give his life meaning because he doesn’t care about much else going on in his life. A lot of boys and girls think their lives will have meaning if they find a partner who wants nothing else in life but them. That’s not healthy. That’s falling in love with the idea of a person, not the actual person.” Joseph Gordon-Levitt about his character.
“Mainstream television doesn’t tell many stories about young girls coming out. The reason I like the Naomi and Emily storyline is because after a few episodes it stops being about the fact that they’re two girls and it just starts being about their relationship, which has the same issues and problems as any other relationship. There’s more to it than the fact that they’re two girls. I like that.” - Kat Prescott