Glee has had a lot of new additions to the cast this season, and Becca Tobin (Kitty) is among one of our breakout favorites. After all, every group of high school misfits needs a pom-pom toting antagonist. Kitty brings all the barbs, the bitchiness, and the masterful manipulation we used to rely on Quinn (Dianna Agron) and Santana (Naya Rivera) to provide... before they got all soft on us.
But after seeing the fallout from her bullying Marley (Melissa Benoist) into an eating disorder, can we expect Kitty to reform her mean girl ways? Wetpaint Entertainment Staff stole a few minutes with Becca during the Fox All-Star Party on January 8, where she gave us an exclusive peek at what’s in store for Kitty in the latter half of season four.
Did you feel Kitty took a turn towards being more sympathetic? Because we’re not entirely sure when that would have been.
I know. You know it's funny because at first, I was like, “Oh my God. I don't know where the turning point is,” and then I realized that high school girls are like roller coasters. And there really are no turning points. It's like a pinball machine. So I think that we saw in sectionals that she felt guilty about what she did. And I hope that maybe scared her a little bit, but she's up to her usual antics in a way. And the next episode, she really slingshots back into that mean girl.
Yeah. More manipulative. It's less bullying towards Marley and more manipulation. Yeah, it was a really good time to shoot.
Are there little moments of, “What the hell did I do?”
Yes. She's being threatened. Her kingdom is being threatened, and I think that a minute of, “Oh my God, I just really screwed up and could have lost everything for the glee club” happened. But at the same time, she's a high school girl, and all the boys need to love her. And she needs to be the only person that matters and it's a popularity contest.
Did you ever look for motivation for her being the mean girl?
No. I struggled in the beginning, but it's getting easier as I get to know the character. She's very human, and I think she's not all bad. She's only 16. So what 16-year-old is pure evil? It's usually an insecurity issue or trouble at home. There's always a reason that there's so much venom inside of one person.
Do we delve into it, or is it on your shoulders to figure that out?
As of right now, it's kind of on me, but I think that these writers are incredible, and eventually, we're going to touch on it. No one's ever just mean for the sake of being mean on the show. Santana softened up. We realized she was hiding a big secret about her sexuality. So I think it was the most powerful episode. And I hope that there's something like that for Kitty.