A new version of the ‘80s TV series Dynasty premieres tonight on The CW, and it stars Liz Gillies as Fallon Carrington. Gillies was born in 1993, a few years after the original Dynasty went off the air, but in an interview with People, she said she’s been binge-watching the nine-season prime time soap.
Gillies is best known for playing Jade, the frenemy of Victoria Justice’s character, on the Nickelodeon series Victorious. She went on to star in FX’s Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as Denis Leary’s daughter. Gillies told People she has never really played “the good girl,” but she’s okay with that. “What I like about all the ‘bad girls’ I play is they’re not just bad girls. They’re human characters and they’re very flawed, and that’s what I like about them. They have lots of layers and so it makes it fun—it’s more than just, you know, the mean girl.”
Gillies says on the new version of Dynasty, Fallon Carrington has more in common with her scheming mother, Alexis. “She’s got a lot more gusto, much more bite and she’s very emotional. She’s wild. She’s got a lot of different sides to her.”
As the actress told Paste magazine, “It’s always exciting to see a strong young woman run shit.” New episodes of Dynasty will be available on Netflix within a day of their original broadcast. Watch the trailer for a peek inside Carrington’s sex- and drama-fueled life:
Gillies’ Instagram feed is full of gorgeous pics, and in some of them, it’s hard to tell if she’s in costume as Fallon Carrington, or just living her own glamorous life. A few highlights: