It’s time for part two of our exclusive interview with Mary Kate Wiles, star of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Squaresville.
We’re back with the second and final instalment of our esclusive interview with Mary Kate Wiles. In part one, we heard Mary Kate’s thoughts on Episode 87 of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, and then discussed the controversy created by certain plot and character decisions surrounding Wiles’ character Lydia Bennet. This time, hear all about The LBD audition process, what’s coming up in Squaresville season 2, what’s next for Mary Kate, and more.
Hypable’s exclusive interview with Mary Kate Wiles
Hypable: So you probably know by now how Lydia’s story is all going to wrap up?
Mary Kate Wiles: Mostly, yeah.
Do you think it’s going to satisfy the fans?
I don’t know, I hope so. I get so many people writing to me saying, “We just want her to be happy, we just want her to be happy,” which is so funny.
Because she’s not real.
Yeah, exactly. I think ultimately for Lydia – actually Rachel [Kiley, The LBD writer responsible for Lydia’s vlogs] and I talk about what’s going to happen to her in her later life a lot.
Can you give us a rundown?
I don’t know. I personally have been very sad for her throughout this whole thing, and Rachel has been like, “It’s okay, she’s going to be okay”. But I do think that this is going to be something that – of course it’s hard to say because in my own personal life the heartbreaks I have experienced were terrible and awful and I hated them, but I wouldn’t have grown in certain ways without them.
And I think the same is going to be true of Lydia, and I hope we get to give her a hope and a future. I’m not sure yet exactly what her last episodes are, but I know that there are things that we hope that we can do. It would be nice to see her with Mary again, I’m not sure if that’s going to happen or not, but we’ll see.
What about Lydia and Gigi, that could be some great spinoff where they fight crime and take down jerks.
A lot of people are very much on that train. I’m not saying it’s out of the question, but I think it would be so far in the future. It’s going to take Lydia a little while to bounce back from all of this, and that’s okay, because that’s what real life is.
The fans just get excited, they want to see people following each other on twitter.
That’s the endgame. Isn’t that the point of Pride and Prejudice?
Right. It’s just all about twitter.
It’s what they were doing the whole book, have you not read it?
Well there’s not that much left to do, obviously there’s certain people that have to get together by the end, so the focus is going to be a little off of Lydia for a while, after these next couple weeks.
I think there’s still a lot of questions about Lydia because her story has been the most altered from the book. Lizzie and Darcy, and Jane and Bing we can see are going to happen. But in the book, Lydia and Wickham end up married, after the running away arc, which seems to have been cut. So Lydia’s resolution is one of the things that is most up in the air at the moment.
I think that it’s clear that it is going to happen one way, but then I see people speculating, so maybe it’s not clear. It’s different. The sex tape is the scandal. Obviously things are different about that instead of eloping.
Yeah, that’s an interesting choice you guys have made, so it will be fun to see how that wraps up.
I really hope that we get to wrap up all the loose ends.
So you’re still filming?
Yes. As for if there will be more of Lydia’s vlogs, I don’t know.