Like all the Acosta children, Lucia is on her personal journey. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with ‘Party of Five’ star Emily Tosta about Lucia’s activism, her struggles, taking part in two very completely different characters, and extra.
Emily Tosta is among the stars of Freeform’s critically-acclaimed Party of Five reboot, which airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. The lives of the Acosta youngsters have been turned the other way up when their mother and father are immediately deported to Mexico. This leaves Emilio, Lucia, Beto, Valentina, and child Rafa making an attempt to regulate to life with out their mother and father proper beside them. The headstrong and clever Lucia refuses to dwell in concern. She’s decided to make her voice heard.
HollywoodLife sat down with Emily to speak about what’s forward for Lucia in season 1. She mentioned Lucia’s ongoing wrestle to adapt to her present scenario and taking up being a feminine function mannequin for her little sister, Valentina. Emily stated that Lucia and Valentina’s relationship will get “stronger” because the season progress. She additionally revealed that Matthew will proceed to have a “strong presence” in Lucia’s life. Read our full Q&A beneath.
What are you able to say about how Lucia’s going to proceed to adapt to being a fair greater presence in Valentina and Rafa’s life?
Emily Tosta: It’s all the time been one thing that she struggles with in the case of taking up that motherly function. She doesn’t actually wish to try this. She nonetheless needs to dwell her personal life. She nonetheless needs to be a youngster as a result of, on the finish of the day, she’s 16 and there are numerous issues that she by no means thought she needed to do. She simply obtained introduced into this expertise in her life, not having her mother and father and it simply made her develop up so quick. But I believe all through the season you’re going to see her perceive that there are particular issues that you need to embrace and she will be able to’t change her circumstances. The smartest thing she will be able to do is adapt to them. It’s going to be very troublesome for her as a result of on the identical time, she nonetheless needs to give attention to her personal issues. But I believe she begins studying that Val is somewhat woman and she or he doesn’t have a mother. She doesn’t have any feminine determine in her life. So if she needs to be that particular person for her, she’s form of lastly taking these footsteps.
How will Lucia and Valentina’s relationship evolve because the season continues as a result of each Beto and Emilio are grown, however Valentina remains to be in want of a feminine function mannequin in her life.
Emily Tosta: I believe their relationship goes to get stronger. There are a few issues that occurred with Val that folks will have the ability to see all through the season that makes Val truly somewhat bit reckless. It begins worrying the siblings and so they’re like, “Well, maybe we should pay more attention to her. Maybe we should be more role models in her life.” So I believe as soon as a few of these issues occur and so they begin noticing variations in Val’s habits, Lucia’s like, “Shoot, I need to do something about this.”
Lucia’s extraordinarily pushed and clearly has large goals for herself. Will we proceed to see her take lively steps to pave her personal path in life, amidst every little thing with what’s occurring together with her?
Emily Tosta: You undoubtedly will. She’s going to begin getting concerned with activism and turns into form of like a justice warrior, in a way. There’s a personality that is available in a few episodes that’s only for a perspective of what the political activism world is like. She begins getting extra concerned with it and she or he begins wanting to assist others, particularly different households going by immigration points as effectively. She begins making an attempt to assist them and it’s cool to see her develop and take all her anger and confusion into a greater, extra optimistic outlet.
Will Matthew proceed to be part of Lucia’s life because the present strikes ahead?
Emily Tosta: Yes. Matthew turns into a really sturdy presence in Lucia’s life. Matthew truly awakens a aspect of Lucia’s id that she wasn’t very okay with embracing. Matthew is that one individual that she lastly begins opening as much as and trusting with that a part of her id.
How does Lucia encourage you?
Emily Tosta: Lucia evokes me as a result of within the midst of all this chaos and traumatic occasions which are taking place in her life she nonetheless, in a while on this season, tries to discover a approach wherein to assist others. I believe that’s one thing that I actually find yourself admiring about her, that she simply begins making an attempt. Since she couldn’t assist her mother and father, she needs to assist different folks. She turns into this warrior and she or he’s so sturdy and decided. She has such sturdy opinions since she’s not scared to voice them. I believe that’s one among my favourite issues about her.
Now that you just’ve completed filming the season, how do you are feeling about Lucia’s evolution from the premiere all the way in which to the finale?
Emily Tosta: I like it. I believe the writers did such a beautiful job of creating her develop into this sturdy girl. Even although there’s nonetheless a few issues about herself that she must study to embrace and there are nonetheless a number of issues that she doesn’t really feel comfy sharing with others, which individuals will have the ability to see all through in a while within the season, I believe she’s nonetheless rising a lot and has develop into such a powerful girl. She’s actually taken on that function of not having her mother and father anymore. Even although it’s actually arduous for her, she’s simply making an attempt to do her greatest.
How does it really feel going from one character like Leticia on Mayans M.C. to Lucia on Party of Five?
Emily Tosta: They are exact opposite sides of the pendulum. Leticia is that this loopy, reckless woman that grew up on the streets. I don’t blame her for the way in which that she is as a result of that’s all she’s recognized her entire life. I imply she’s solely had herself and she or he’s grown up round environment that no 16-year-old woman ought to ever develop up in, or anyone for that matter ought to develop up. So I believe it’s actually cool that I get to play each characters. The present obtained picked up for season three so we’ll begin that quickly. If we get a season 2 of Party of Five, I’ll in all probability should fill in each on the identical time once more like I did final season. It’s actually fascinating going from one set to the opposite. There have been a few days for final season the place I’d do eight hours in a single after which go do eight different hours within the different one. It’s humorous as a result of I’d come all bruised up from the Mayans M.C. set with darkish eyeliner to Party of Five, which is the exact opposite. I just like the vary that each characters have as a result of it permits me to mess around with each and it permits me to journey and uncover new issues about each. They’re each equally multilayered and sophisticated, simply in their very own methods. I’m completely happy that I get to do each characters.