Melissa Joan Hart & Joey Lawrence recently spoke to the press about their current show, Melissa & Joey, on ABC Family. I was lucky enough to speak to Joey, who is fantastic. (Not to mention, he’s just as sexy now as he was the first time I watched him on Blossom! 😉 )
Hart plays Mel, the grown-up former wild child of a political family who is now a local politician herself. When her sister ends up in prison and her brother-in-law flees after a scandal hits, Mel must take responsibility for her teenaged niece, Lennox, and pre-adolescent nephew, Ryder. With Mel spread too thin to manage by herself, help comes in the unlikely form of Joe (Lawrence) who, desperate for a job, moves in and becomes the family’s “manny.”
They answered a lot of questions and gave a lot of great answers, so check them out below!
On how the appearance of Joey’s ex-wife will alter the dynamic between Mel & Joe
Melissa Joan Hart: In every episode, pretty much, Joey and I are always dating. There’s a lot of—I date a younger man. I’ve got Michael Foster from Greek to play my younger boyfriend and his ex-wife comes back. We fight over my trainer—whether not she’s going just train me or date him. There’s a lot of that in almost every episode and you’ll see a lot of each of us getting jealous of the other with whoever they’re dating at the time, but we question, should I be dating him or should I be dating her? But I think each time they realize that they have a relationship already in place sense and they can tread there.
So, you’ll see a little bit of that flirtation and a little bit of that curiosity that I think you get when you’re single and have a person in your life of the opposite sex that’s close to you. You always kind of question is this the right person for me, so you’ll see a lot of that. But we don’t really want to—we want to stay away from that, all of us I think, the network, the writers, Joey and I because unless we can do it in a really smart way, I think it’s toxic to a show to actually get the lead characters together.
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