If there's one thing that's to be expected from a reality show, it's serious drama. The same can be said for Lifetime's scripted series about the behind-the-scenes world of a fictionalized dating competition. UnREAL is back for Season 2, and so is the series' fictional show-within-a-show, Everlasting. Everlasting has a brand-new suitor named Darius, a football star and the very first black suitor the show has ever had. With a new suitor comes a slew of eager new contestants desperate to win his affection. One of these contestants is Meagan Tandy's Chantal, a Southern debutante and pageant queen still reeling from the death of her fiancé. The Season 2 premiere saw Tandy's character getting a brutal producer grilling from the once-innocent Madison, and according to Tandy, the Everlasting producers won't let up.
"[Chantal] thinks she's completely over her dead fiancé and that she's ready for Darius, but it's really Madison, Quinn and Rachel who try to use it as bait, and get her to do certain things and say certain things, and get Chantal to cry and be emotional," teases Tandy of how the producers will try to use her grief against her. "Later in the season, people will see that Rachel tries to use [Chantal's emotions] in a way that actually embarrasses Chantal a little bit, and it's pretty sad what they end up doing."
However, according to Tandy, Quinn and Rachel may have underestimated the former beauty queen.
It's not just the producers' baiting that will keep Chantal on her toes. As we saw in the Season 2 premiere, Confederacy-celebrating contestant Beth Ann wasn't too keen on bunking with her black roommate. Diversity and racism are two big issues that UnREAL tackles this season, and according to Tandy, it'll come to a head between two contestants.
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