What would you do if there was an app that gave you access to your FUTURE self, so you could learn what mistakes to avoid in your love life?
If you're like us, you'd download it stat (and probably not even mind paying for it). That's why we were huge fans of last season's web series by Alloy Entertainment, Dating Rules From My Future Self, starring Shiri Appleby.
This year, the show is back for season two with a new leading character: Chloe Cunningham. Unlike her predecessor Lucy Lambert, Chloe is a little more of a pessimist who's convinced love gets in the way of having fun. When she's contacted by her future self with some advice about her approach to relationships, we're sent on a whirlwind adventure of following Chloe through her lessons in love and dating. Shiri Appleby On Her New Show, 'Dating Rules From My Future Self'
Recently, we spoke with actress Candice Accola who plays Chloe and is known for her role as Caroline Forbes on The Vampire Diaries. Luckily for her, the premiere of Dating Rules comes at a great time -- right on the heels of her recent "Choice TV Female Scene Stealer" win at this year's Teen Choice Awards.
Read on as Candice fills us in on her new character, dating as a teen and her thoughts on technology in relationships:
We loved last season's Dating Rules! Tell us about this season and your character.
This season we meet Chloe, who lives with her brother, his girlfriend and her best friend. Chloe's enjoying singledom and is unapologetic about her life right now... We follow Chloe on dates with a series of guys. We also get a sense of who she's dating and what turned her off to love. But, part of her behavior is basically a twentysomething trying to figure out what she wants from life.
Do you feel you can relate to Chloe?
I find it easy to identify to the character. Not this second, but at one point in my life. I often get together with my girlfriends where we talk about all of this: guys, dating, the highs, the lows. Basically, she's accepting of the fact that she's figuring it all out, and just enjoying her life.
Ten years ago you were in high school and dating was probably pretty new. Tell us a crazy teen dating story from those days.
The first guy I really liked, he was my first kiss when I was 14 and he was 16 or 17. That was a big deal! He was super nervous that his friends would make fun of him because I was a freshman. I remember calling him out, telling him I deserved better -- a guy that wanted to be with me. There were highs and lows and there were really great guys, really weird guys… (She laughs). That was just part of it. But (those experiences have) given me a really evolved perspective about what I find valuable.
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