Carson Rowland is aware of that Candy Magnolias followers love the connection between Ty and Annie — and believes their “Jim and Pam” dynamic is a giant motive why.
“The writers, they love this sluggish burn. And I believe what they’re doing is popping the furnace on so steadily to get individuals’s pleasure up, like they did for the automobile crash in season 1, the place it’s bought all of this anticipation,” Rowland, 25, solely instructed Us Weekly whereas selling season 3 of the Netflix collection forward of the SAG-AFTRA strike. “And I really like how the season ends with this subtle hint towards the relationship. And it’s an enormous cliffhanger of the season. I believe that’ll trigger individuals to need to come again [for] extra. As a result of what occurs after that? Are they collectively? Are they not? We don’t know.”
Ty (Rowland) and Annie (Anneliese Judge) have been lifelong associates, however their relationship has change into more and more difficult since Annie drunkenly confessed her emotions by kissing Ty in season 1. Whereas Ty initially didn’t really feel the identical — even occurring to this point Annie’s nemesis CeCe (Harland Drum) — season 2 noticed Ty’s personal emotions start to develop. By season 3, Annie has a brand new boyfriend, Jackson (Sam Ashby), and Ty finds himself on the opposite aspect of a secret crush. It’s one thing Rowland can “relate” to in his personal life — and loved portraying on display.
“I really like how Ty is type of getting a dose of his personal drugs from season 1,” he instructed Us. “He gets a little bit of it season 2 towards the tip after him and CeCe break up, however this season he’s totally on what Annie was in season 1 and I believe it’s nice for him to note what he did to Annie season 1, too. … I see how I harm her. That alone will strengthen their future relationship.”
Ty is perhaps pining in season 3, however Annie is busy hiding a secret romance with Jackson from his mother and father. Whereas Ty makes an attempt to be good friend by serving to her sneak moments along with her boyfriend, he ultimately places her foot down – and Annie realizes that her relationship isn’t value hurting the individuals she loves, together with Ty.
“Annie is going through something, and she needs a friend, however Ty is absolutely feeling drawn to her and I believe in a unconscious degree, Annie is being drawn to Ty as properly. It’s like this electrical energy simply being pulled collectively, like magnets nearly,” he shared. “And Anneliese and I sat down and mentioned lots of this and the way we needed the dynamic to really feel and that’s precisely what we’re going for.”
The drama culminates in an explosive breakup throughout the season finale, which finds Annie operating into Ty’s arms for consolation. It’s a second that can inevitably be adored by “TyAnnie” followers — and one Rowland credit Decide and the writers for bringing to life so viscerally.
“That breakup scene was so properly written and [Anneliese’s] efficiency on the day was simply superb,” he gushed, including that he didn’t even “really feel the necessity to act” because of the “great friendship” the pair have labored on through the years. “Working along with her is actually only a blessing and so grateful for her.”
Whereas — spoiler alert — Ty and Annie don’t officially get together as a couple by the tip of season 3, the 2 share a personal handhold that hints at one thing extra to come. Rowland instructed Us that the intimate scene was truly “discovered on the day” whereas they had been filming and never written “within the script.”
“We rehearsed the scene and we had been speculated to type of contact fingers simply briefly. I did a type of Mr. Darcy Satisfaction and Prejudice issues the place he extends his hand and [our showrunner] Sheryl [Anderson] was like, ‘Wait, maintain her hand and put it behind you.’ And it was, it was simply superior,” he revealed, noting that it was a “actually particular” day on set.
What’s to come back for the characters and the city of Serenity is unknown — the present has but to be renewed for season 4 — however Rowland is worked up about Ty’s future. He’s additionally open to the collection staying true to the narratives of Sherryl Woods’ books by the same name, which follows Ty and Annie’s relationship into maturity.
“I might completely like to do a time soar like that,” he instructed Us. “There’s so many superb features of taking part in a blossoming grownup and a youngster. However to play one thing extra grounded and extra actual can be simply superior. Particularly in figuring out that [it would] be the primary time I’ve performed my very own age, in order that’d be superior, ?”
Season 3 of Candy Magnolias is now streaming on Netflix.