Revolutions's Maria Howell Discusses Her Dislike for On-Screen Kisses and Being a Nerd in an Interview on AfterBuzz TV

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Revolution's Maria Howell made an appearance on AfterBuzz TV's Revolution aftershow last week. In her appearance, Howell talks about her dislike for kissing scenes, being a nerd like her character, Grace, and what she knows about Season Two.

[Kissing scenes] are very awkward! I personally, I don’t like to just put anybody’s tongue in my mouth that I don’t know, that I haven’t really sat and had long conversations with or had dinner with at least.

(afterbuzztv.com)-- Revolution's Maria Howell made an appearance on AfterBuzz TV's Revolution aftershow last week. In her appearance, Howell talks about her dislike for kissing scenes, being a nerd like her character, Grace, and what she knows about Season Two.

Howell On Working on Revolution:

“…Everybody in that crew is just like family. It feels very comfortable. It’s kind of always interesting how people are like ‘Oh, go do something to Neville’ and I’m like ‘he’s my friend’…

“When I go to town, wherever we are shooting, and most of it is shot in Wilmington, NC, I go there, I’m there for a few days, and I’m out! One thing about [the cast and crew], they do really efficient work, they get it packed in! I have such admiration and respect for especially Billy Burke, and Tracy [Spiridakos], and Daniella, and Elizabeth. They work really hard and I have the utmost respect for them.

Howell on Identifying with her character, Grace and being a Nerd:

“[Identifying with Grace], that’s not a big stretch. I’m not that good of an actor,” Howell jokes, “When it comes to the character and how it relates to my real life, that analytical part of me is so on target. I like to break things apart…I’m not OCD, I’m OCPD. That’s obsessive compulsive personality disorder. I’m neat like a monk, but I’m not extreme.”

Discussing Billy Burke’s character Miles Matheson:

“The longer we live on this earth, we come to places where we have to make those hard decisions. Am I going to put me first or am I going to the cause first? And that’s hard. And he has had to make a hard decision, Miles has, the greater goal is to save the world, and that means getting rid of Bass. And Neville is a necessary evil in that equation.”

Discussing Revolution’s second season:

“Honestly, even if I could tell you, I wouldn’t know what to tell you, simply because the writers are so brilliant with cliff hangers. They throw things in. I can’t even keep up. It’s like I really don’t know. Last night’s episode, I sat there, I was actually going “wow.” That’s not the first time that I’ve done that. I can tell you this and I will tell you this – keep watching! Woo, we’ve got some stuff coming up.”

Discussing the relationship between Major Neville and his son Jason:

“I do think there’s so much hurt there. Sometimes in life, when we have so much hurt packed on top of hurt, packed on top of disappointment, we don’t see clearly. We have to find a place to let it go and deal with it spot on. There’s always hope.”

How awkward are on-screen kisses?

“[Kissing scenes] are very awkward because for one, you’ve got people looking at you! We’re not talking about just the person you’re kissing. We’re talking about the crew, the lighting people and everything. It’s kind of awkward. I personally, I’m just going to put this out there, I don’t like to just put anybody’s tongue in my mouth that I don’t know, that I haven’t really sat and had long conversations with or had dinner with at least.” Howell jokes, “We know the check is going to be good, we [kiss]. I’m being completely honest about it because I remember this one time, I was like, 'Oh God, please don’t let him put his tongue in my mouth.'  And how do you tell someone you don’t know, ‘don’t put your tongue in my mouth,’ because you don’t want to act like you’re better than somebody else, but at the same time, you’re like, 'eww.' So we came to this compromise that we’d fake it out a little bit, but it looked real.”

On the kissing scenes of Nora and Miles looking real:

“Yeah [those kisses] were probably. Yeah, yeah, that [kiss] was real!” Howell laughs.

Links to Maria Howell's full appearance can be found on YouTube and iTunes.

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/revolution-afterbuzz-tv-aftershow/id561395961?mt=2&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

YouTube: http://youtu.be/LwWs5RH9iD8

AfterBuzz TV's Revolution aftershow, hosted by Megan Thomas and Brandon London, airs live Tuesdays at 6PM Pacific and is available for download the next day on iTunes and YouTube. Revolution aftershow is a weekly wrap up show that broadcasts worldwide from Los Angeles, CA as part of Extra's Maria Menounos and filmmaker Keven Undergaro's online broadcast network, AfterBuzz TV. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans' favorite TV shows, covering shows like Dancing With The Stars, American Idol, Once Upon A Time, House of Cards and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 20 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 75 countries. For further information about the network, visit afterbuzztv.com

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