‘Grand Lodge’ premiered June 17 and Anne Winters’ character, Ingrid, discovered herself proper within the thick of the drama. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Anne about diving into the juicy position, what’s subsequent, and extra.
The Grand Lodge collection premiere featured so many twists and turns. A type of jaw-dropping twists was that Ingrid, a lodge maid, is pregnant with lodge supervisor Mateo’s child. When Ingrid advised Mateo and he stated to do away with the newborn, she took issues into her personal fingers. She made Javi, the son of the lodge proprietor, imagine that they attached and he or she is now pregnant along with his child. HollywoodLife talked EXCLUSIVELY with Anne Winters, 25, about the place Ingrid and Javi’s dynamic goes from right here. “Our relationship is a curler coaster,” Anne advised HollywoodLife. “It’s type of loopy as a result of I don’t assume Ingrid thinks that he’s actually going to step up and tackle that position at first, and he or she’s type of simply seeing the way it goes. She doesn’t notice that she actually can damage folks and I’m going to allow you to guys see what occurs, however their relationship is certainly very concerned and turns into greater than Ingrid thought they might be.”
Ingrid goes to guard herself in any respect prices. Nevertheless, she’s received a plethora of issues to juggle this season. “She has lots of issues occurring. She’s balancing so many alternative relationships, she’s balancing her life, and attempting to mainly get out of her job,” Anne continued. “She hates being a maid, she hates her job, she simply desires a better life, and he or she’s seeing all these richer and extra widespread folks within the lodge simply have life simple, and I feel she’s simply over it. I’ve by no means performed a personality that was so fascinating and manipulative and having so many juggling issues in a single season. It was actually cool.”
There’s loads to unpack with Ingrid. Anne revealed that we’ll get extra solutions about Ingrid over the course of the season. “You’re undoubtedly going to see lots of layers of Ingrid, for positive,” Anne continued. “I imply, at first, you see this lady who simply actually hates her job and desires to do something however be a maid at this lodge. She’s actually simply attempting to make ends meet. After which, you type of see her assume that she will’t damage anyone. I really feel like her mentality of like, ‘I simply wish to get to the highest and I don’t care who’s in my approach.’ That type of mentality actually finally ends up making her give it some thought as a result of you’ll be able to’t damage folks. Folks have emotions and you’ll’t simply be egocentric. So, I feel that’s an enormous lesson that she learns.”
Anne admitted that she was a bit of hesitant concerning the position of Ingrid at first. Nevertheless, when she realized how Ingrid’s story performs out, she was in. “After I noticed the character description as being a pregnant maid, I used to be like, ‘Um, I don’t know if that is for me,’” Anne stated. “After which after I went in for the audition and the producers and writers actually preferred my learn. So I used to be like, ‘I actually wish to perceive extra concerning the character as a result of, at this face worth, I don’t know, does she have extra fascinating issues taking place?’ After which after I talked to them on the telephone, they type of broke down the entire character and the season and I used to be like, ‘Wow, that is so fascinating.’ It was far more than I had anticipated, and I feel you’ll see that because the season progresses.”
Ingrid’s co-worker, Jason, is just about her solely pal on the Riviera Grand. However it’s clear that Jason needs it have been one thing extra. “He undoubtedly has romantic emotions for Ingrid,” Anne advised HollywoodLife. “I feel Ingrid type of is aware of that however pushes him away as a result of, in her thoughts, particularly from the start, he doesn’t have any cash, so he’s not going to actually assist her get to the place she must be. He’s nonetheless a waiter and he or she’s a maid and he or she’s attempting to get elsewhere. In her thoughts, she’s attempting to not date that type of man. And I feel she thinks that he’s approach too good for her.” Grand Lodge airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on ABC.