In our Q&A series Last Call, we get down to the bottom of every last thing with some of our favorite celebs — from the last time they were starstruck to the last song they listened to. This week, Midori Francis takes our call.
The Sex Lives of College Girls is so good — so good that we’re getting a second season! The HBO Max series follows the lives of four young women — Pauline Chalamet (Kimberly), Amrit Kaur (Bela), Reneé Rapp (Leighton), and Alyah Chanelle Scott (Whitney) — as they navigate love, life, and friendship as freshmen at the prestigious Essex College. “But through circumstance, just solely circumstance, they find so many connections and develop empathy for one another, and you really are rooting for them to be friends,” The Sex Lives of College Girls star Midori Francis told POPSUGAR — who could better sum it up?
Among the complicated relationships on the series is Leighton’s slow burn and eventual fizzle with Alicia, played by Midori. Leighton and Alicia couldn’t be any more different, but their dominant personalities and journey to vulnerability created some serious shipping. Midori caught up with POPSUGAR to discuss the “spark you can’t deny” between her character and Reneé’s and what makes their relationship work.
When taking on the role of Alicia, Midori shared, “It all seemed very exciting and meaningful to me.” However, at first, Midori admittedly couldn’t figure out what her character saw in Reneé’s. “What, besides the fact that they’re two lesbians, makes Alicia like Leighton?” she initially wondered. “And then eventually I think that was that became very clear,” Midori noted. “They’re two people [who] stand up to each other. . . There’s that great sense of like both being alphas that I think people find really appealing.” I’m team Alicia and Leighton all the way — has anyone come up with a good ship name yet?
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Hopefully, the second season of the hit series will answer all the questions we have about Leighton and Alicia’s relationship. Midori told us prior to the season two announcement, “I’m excited to see — if the story were to continue — that how their friendships continue to like deepen and if they get challenged at any point. Because you know, a lot can change from freshman year to senior year.” Say it louder for the people in the back! Also, does this mean we’ll see Kimberly, Bela, Leighton, Whitney, and Alicia finish college? We can only hope.
Binge The Sex Lives of College Girls on HBO Max, and read the rest of Midori’s Last Call interview ahead.
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