Life Unexpected totally came out of nowhere this spring and stole our hearts. We love the sweet show about 16-year-old Lux who is finally reunited with the birth parents that gave her up for adoption. Sadly, the season finale airs tonight, April 12th at 8 p.m. ET on the CW but we were psyched to catch up with the show’s star Britt Roberston just in time!
CosmoGirl: What is your family like — can you relate at all to what Lux is going through?
Britt Roberston: My family is large and in charge! That’s my favorite way to describe them. I have a super great relationship with my family so a lot of what Lux deals with on the show is pretty foreign to me.
CG: Are you anything like Lux?
BR: Lux and I are both pretty stubborn and independent. Like Lux, I hate relying on people sometimes. I love to do things myself which has made me a bit of a loner on occasion but hey, it works for us — most of the time. Besides that, I don’t think Lux and I share many similarities at all!
CG: Any behind the scenes pranks or mishaps on the set of Life Unexpected to share?
BR: Shiri Appleby, the hair and makeup peeps, and myself would always have sing-alongs in the trailer so in the final episode Liz [Tigelaar — the show’s creator] had us do an alternate take of a pretty important scene and had every cast member, extra, and crew member get up and dance to our favorite sing-a-long song — I Got a Feeling by the Black Eyed Peas. I recently saw a cut of it, and it’s incredible! DVD EXTRAS!
CG: Which Life Unexpected cast member are you closet to?
BR: It’s a battle of the parents. I lived with Shiri while we were filming so I got to know her really well and we bonded a lot, but Kris [Polaha] is like my big brother/dad role model. It’s a toss-up.
CG: What makes you most sentimental about the filming of Life Unexpected‘s first season?
BR: The song Can’t Look Back Now by the Weepies reminds me of the entire Life Unexpected experience. When we were first shooting the pilot, I told Liz that she should incorporate that song somewhere because it was so perfect and she said, “I already have!” It’s so symbolic of Lux’s journey and my journey through this whole thing. I love it!