It’s all about woman code! Lauren “Lolo” Spencer loves starring on the HBO Max hit Intercourse Lives of School Ladies — however she isn’t keen on Kimberly kissing Whitney’s ex-boyfriend within the season 2 finale.
“Actually a violation. However once more, you’re younger, individuals are simply making an attempt to observe their hearts one of the simplest ways they will,” Spencer, 35, solely instructed Us Weekly on the Gold Meets Golden occasion in Los Angeles on Saturday, February 4. “So, I imply, I wouldn’t do nothing like that. I do know if any of my homegirls did one thing like that, it could be an issue. However, hopefully, there’s a means that they’ll be capable to mend from it. That’s what I’m hoping for.”
Within the season 2 finale of the HBO Max hit, Kimberly (Pauline Chalamet) and Whitney (Alyah Chanelle Scott) made a promise to room collectively their sophomore yr. Their dynamic, nonetheless, hit a snag when Kimberly admitted she had emotions for Whitney’s ex Canaan (Christopher Meyer). Including gasoline to the fireplace, Kimberly acted on her impulses, chasing him down and kissing him within the quad through the episode’s remaining moments — leaving Whitney to encounter them locking lips.
The drama could also be at an all-time excessive on the college-themed comedy, however Spencer is loving being a part of the chaos. She’s portrayed Jocelyn on Intercourse Lives because it premiered in November 2021. The fast-witted, sex-positive, wheelchair-using freshman at Essex School is a personality who has impressed many along with her story — one thing that the mannequin may be very happy with.
“[It’s] simply affirmation that I’m doing the fitting work and that I’m doing one thing that’s impactful, that’s serving to society develop total with accepting individuals with disabilities for his or her humanity first versus simply their existence or what we might even see,” she instructed Us. “And falling into all the stereotypes. So it’s simply actually, actually nice to simply be right here, being impactful in one of the simplest ways that I will be.”
Spencer has labored exhausting at making a profitable profession as a incapacity way of life influencer, mannequin, actor and content material creator, however one factor she beloved about taking over the function of Jocelyn is that her character’s incapacity doesn’t outline her.
“I knew that after I learn the perimeters [for my audition] and I regarded on the dialogue … I used to be like, ‘Wait, they’re not even mentioning the wheelchair in any respect?’ That is this woman simply, like, going off having a great time. I stated, ‘OK, I’m signing up for this. I’m going to do the very best that I can.’ And thank God I did!” she shared.
The Give Me Liberty star added that whereas creator Mindy Kaling was in search of a “character that had a incapacity” it wasn’t essentially “particular to [a] wheelchair” — permitting Jocelyn to be greater than only one factor.
Whereas Spencer loves her character, she’s nonetheless seeking to develop the function in season 3 — which was greenlit in December 2022. “I can solely hope [there’s] simply extra Jocelyn, extra moments, extra spontaneity. Simply extra enjoyable,” she stated, including that she’d like to have a romantic arc of her personal.
“I might set her up with a brand new character,” she revealed. “I really feel like it could be someone that’s like new to campus that she’s bought her eye on and was like, ‘Oh, I’m taking them down earlier than everyone else does.’”
Intercourse Lives of School Ladies seasons 1 and a couple of can be found to stream on HBO Max.
With reporting by Hannah Kahn