Devious Maids’ Rebecca Wisocky Teases Body Parts Flying and Missing Maids [Exclusive]
WARNING: Devious Maids spoilers ahead
Itâ€™s the third season of Marc Cherryâ€™s Devious Maids, a show thatÂ focuses on four Latina maids with ambitions and dreams, who work for the rich and famous in Beverly Hills. One of the employers is Evelyn Powell, played by the talented Rebecca Wisocky. Evelyn and herÂ perverted husband Adrian (played by Tom Irwin)Â have a very unique relationship — it’sÂ just one of the reasons we can’t get enough of the hitÂ Lifetime series.
I hadÂ the opportunity to speak with Rebecca about this great role she plays; her character’s deliciously dysfunctional relationship with her husband;Â plus, she teasesÂ tonightâ€™s episode in epic fashion:
TV Goodness: I love the show!
Rebecca Wisocky: I love the show, too. (Laughs) Â Thank you for watching. Itâ€™s pretty good this year, right?
TV Goodness: Oh my god. Itâ€™s great.
Rebecca: Yes, we are all very excited about Season 3.
TV Goodness: Every time it gets a little bit crazy, you think it canâ€™t get any crazier. Let me just start by asking you first, can you explain your character? By the way, you get the best lines.
Rebecca: The writers are very kind to me. Evelyn is a lot, lot fun to play. She has a musicality and certainly knows how to turn a phrase. She gets away with saying outrageous things and somehow you find her endearing for them. And I think because she ends up being punished or tortured in some way you donâ€™t feel that bad rooting for this rich bitch.
TV Goodness: Let me ask you this: Explain EvelynÂ and her husband. And then I want to talk to you about you and Tom Irwin because you guys have great chemistry.
Rebecca: I know. I love Tom. I love Tom very much. Well the Powells, the Powells are in the place of Season 3 where things should be good. Itâ€™s Adrian and Evelyn Powell so, of course, itâ€™s not good. Itâ€™s tortured. Adrian, when they find themselves with no immediate conflict, the romance deflates, so to speak. I think thatâ€™s very interesting that they thrive on this conflict, and each to a degree where their sexual chemistry is gone when they are not fighting like cats and dogs. And where he takes the rabbit hole that he goes down and the psychology behind it is very interesting. You see, he starts to blackmail Carmen now which is so sickening but itâ€™s also so delicious to watch. And heâ€™s very smart and very dangerous and he gets what he wants. And what he wants is often too depraved but you understand why a man who is so powerful finds at the end of the day that he is most excited by being out of control. And, of course, that weakness is the thing that is most disgusting to Evelyn Powell. I think the two of them are destined to be best friends and lovers and enemies and torturing and delighting one another ’til the bitter end.
TV Goodness: I agree. I think they have this weird crazy connection. I think it was the end of last season where — and forgive me if Iâ€™m getting the seasons confused — but when you guys finally kind of forgave each other because of the son.
Rebecca: Yes, that was the end of Season 2 and it happened because we finally had some answers. We finally got some closure about the death of BarrettÂ by finding out actually what had happened. That opened up a place I think in both of our hearts to forgive and to reconnect to a more traditional strength of love and marriage. I think that might open things up for Evelyn. Healing a bit of that wound of the death of their son will make a lot of other things possible this year and it will provide some conflicts because I think Evelyn will want to take that in a certain direction. Evelyn might want to become a mother again.
TV Goodness: Oh, okay thatâ€™s interesting. Thatâ€™s very interesting.
Rebecca: But do you want me tease what is happening this coming Monday?
TV Goodness: Anything you can tell me that would be great. Obviously I donâ€™t want you to spoil anything.
Rebecca: No, no I donâ€™t want to spoil it either. Specifically whatâ€™s coming up: Youâ€™ve seen Blanca is missing. Taylor knows that but none of the other characters do. We know whom the disembodied leg belongs too. It appears as though that body is going to be parceled out in bits and pieces all over Beverly Hills. Could anything be more grotesque? Itâ€™s Devious Maids, put a disembodied leg into comedy, it’s the tone of our show to a T. We really donâ€™t know who could have done it. Itâ€™s amazing that they show up at Genevieveâ€™s doorstep. Genevieve (played by Susan Lucci) may or may not point the finger in some other direction and that will have ramifications. Also by the end of that episode, yet another person will be on their way to the hospital. Thatâ€™s a good teaser.
TV Goodness: Oh thatâ€™s a great teaser. Thatâ€™s crazy. That hospital is busy this season!
Rebecca: Oh, yeah that has become a permanent set piece at Devious Maids: The hospital room, of course. So thatâ€™s a big teaser for this week. Thereâ€™s a little bit of a showdown between Evelyn and Genevieve, which I love so much getting time to spend with Susan Lucci. So that was a whole lot of fun and I think people will enjoy that scene this week. And yep, body parts are flying and maids are missing. You will hear the ambulance in the streets of Beverly Hills again this week.
TV Goodness: Thatâ€™s crazy. So I wanted to actually ask you about working with Susan Lucci. They donâ€™t usually give you guys a lot of scenes together but when they do, itâ€™s definitely like a tennis match with you two.
Rebecca: I love her. I have a great deal of respect for her as an actress, as a woman in the world, as a mother and a grandmother. Sheâ€™s a really remarkable lady. And itâ€™s repulsive that she looks as good as she does. (Laughs) She’s gorgeous!
TV Goodness: (Laughs) I know!
Rebecca: Sheâ€™s really, really gorgeous. Anyway, I love working with her. And, yeah, we donâ€™t — Evelyn and Genevieve — donâ€™t get a lot of scenes together but I think itâ€™s interesting when they do. They are simply crazy bitches but in very, very different ways. And I think they compliment one another. And thatâ€™s a good thing about our show. No one is playing the same tune. Everyone is very unique and thatâ€™s true of the employers in Beverly Hills as well, especially between Genevieve and Evelyn.
TV Goodness: Absolutely.
Rebecca: If you like that chemistry you will get a little bit of it on Monday. And in terms of Tom Irwin, Tom Irwin and I have become, very, very dear friends. And I feel so lucky to be able to spend so much time with him. Itâ€™s a rare treat to have such longevity with a character period. You work on a show for three years — thatâ€™s not lost on me that itâ€™s a great luxury and privilege. And I get my primary scene partner is someone that is one of the nicest working relationships I have had in my life. Itâ€™s icing on the cake. We have really great chemistry. And we both come from the theater and approach this material in a very similar way.
TV Goodness: Absolutely. I love you guys together. You were saying that everyone brings something different and what I love is that everyone works well together. It doesnâ€™t matter whom you are matched up with. Obviously you have great chemistry with him but every time you are with other people it seems like it is just fun and just a great time.
Rebecca: Well, I think one of the secrets is that we all really like and respect each one another. We are down here filming in Atlanta. Like twenty of us went out to dinner last night! There is real affection and friendship in this ensemble. And I think you canâ€™t make that up and I think it shows in the work.
TV Goodness: Our website is called TV Goodness so I always ask this with people I interview: What television shows besides Devious Maids do you have to watch?Â Is there something you have to watch every week?
Rebecca: Well, Iâ€™m definitely on the Empire train. And I also love Anthony Bourdain shows. I love cooking shows and I must confess Iâ€™m a bit of a Shark Tank junkie, too. I love Orange is the New Black. Those are my â€œcanâ€™t missers.â€
TV Goodness: Where do you want to see Evelyn go? I think you are shooting the last episode currently, correct? For the season?
Rebecca: Yep, today is actually the first day of episode 313 shoot. You know, Iâ€™ve been so grateful that she has gone in so many different directions, sheâ€™s the same woman but sheâ€™s definitely evolved and softened. I would be interested in seeing where Evelyn comes from. I would be interested in meeting some of her family. We havenâ€™t met any of Adrian or Evelynâ€™s extended family at this point. I think that would be very interesting.
TV Goodness: I would love to meet her mother.
Rebecca: Exactly. We reference her mother so much. I think that would be really fun. Theyâ€™re either carbon copies of one another or they are completely different. The way they put Genevieveâ€™s mother, who was played by the genius, June Squibb. Whoâ€™s actually from Appalachia? I donâ€™t know if they would go that direction with Evelyn. But the casting possibility of who was playing Evelynâ€™s mother would be really exciting.
TV Goodness: I want to let you go because I know you have to get to set. And I just wanted to thank you so much and I do love the show and think itâ€™s fantastic.
Rebecca: Â Thank you. Iâ€™m having the time of my life. People have shown us so much enthusiasm and love. Itâ€™s been really, really fun.
Devious Maids airs Mondays at 9/8c on Lifetime.
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