Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 returns Tuesday, October 23 at 9:30 on ABC. June (Dreama Walker) is still living with Chloe (Krysten Ritter) so there are plenty of all new shenanigans to witness every week. I met Walker for the first time this summer at a Don’t Trust the B—- party for the Television Critics Association, where we sat in the sunset getting to know each other.
It was truly the beginning of a beautiful friendship as I’ve seen her several times since, when her movie Compliance opened and at a Race for the Rescues 10K run where she volunteered with adoptable dogs. She also provided a Celebrity WatchList for us, so add Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt. 23 to your Fanhattan WatchList and read what Walker herself had to say below.
Fanhattan: Is Don’t Trust the B—- an exhausting show to perform?
Dreama Walker: In the best possible way. Sometimes, yes, but I love it.
Fanhattan: What kind of energy does it require?
Dreama Walker: A lot of coffee, a lot of sleep and a very positive energy. You definitely have to be refueled and in a good place and you have to be funny.
Fanhattan: What kind of response have you gotten from the first season?
Dreama Walker: Good ones. Hopefully that’s just because people know that if you’re not going to say anything nice you shouldn’t say anything at all. My favorite response is just when people say that they love the show and they adore it and it makes them laugh. It couldn’t get any better than that.
Fanhattan: I live by myself, so am I missing all the wacky adventures I could have with a roommate?
Dreama Walker: No, absolutely not. I’m sorry. Roommates are really, really tough and especially roommates like Chloe so you’re all good.
Fanhattan: Thank you. The New Girl people say, “Yeah, get roommates!”
Dreama Walker: I don’t know. I think go out and have a good time with crazy people but then come home to your own little solace and stay at home. Plus, you could get someone that says they have a job but then they don’t have a job and they’re there all day and they’re like, “What are you doing, Fred? What are you doing?” And you’re like, “Get away from me.”
Fanhattan: People suggest getting a roommate to share the cost, because no one ever doesn’t pay their rent on time. That never happens.
Dreama Walker: That never happens, or no one wants to split the utility bills evenly all the time.
Fanhattan: I love your name. Can you tell us about it and where it came from?
Dreama Walker: Thank you. It’s real. My mom was kind of an eccentric person and apparently my dad left the hospital to go to work. They’d decided on a more normal name, a more traditional name. Then he came back and she was like, “Oh by the way, I named her Dreama. I hope that’s okay.” And he’s like, “I don’t like – - okay.”
“It’s somewhat, not common, but I’ve met a few people from West Virginia named Dreama.”
Fanhattan: What was the other name?
Dreama Walker: It was originally Alyssa Madison, very pretty.
Fanhattan: It’s a no-lose either way, but is there anyone else named Dreama?
Dreama Walker: There actually is in West Virginia. It’s somewhat, not common, but I’ve met a few people from West Virginia named Dreama.
Fanhattan: Once you get on a national stage, other Dreamas come out of the woodwork.
Dreama Walker: Yeah, they feel better about knowing that there’s someone else out there named Dreama.
Fanhattan: What is coming up on Don’t Trust the B—-?
Dreama Walker: I’m really excited. Apparently there’s a Halloween episode and a Thanksgiving episode so we have to go see someone’s family. I can’t tell you whose.
Fanhattan: James van der Beek’s?
Dreama Walker: That’d be awesome. He’s from Connecticut so that would be especially interesting. So that’s coming up and I’m just super excited to be back with everybody and go back to being funny and having a good time.
Fanhattan: What do you think June’s Halloween costume will be?
Dreama Walker: You know June, she’ll probably pick something kind of scientific and something that you have to have some sort of knowledge about current events to understand. It certainly won’t be slutty because she’s not going to take that route. But yes, it’s probably going to be different and unconventional. Definitely something nerdy that if a nerdy guy realized what it was he’d get really excited but he’d have to do some guessing first.
Fanhattan: Did you get Don’t Trust the B—- before you shot Compliance?
Dreama Walker: I did Compliance first and then I did the pilot but I think I actually booked the show before I booked Compliance.
Fanhattan: Was it a relief to do something light and energetic after that harrowing film?
Dreama Walker: Oh yeah, absolutely. It was just such a nice switch of gears to go into being a comic relief and to do something funny.
Fanhattan: As a working actor, were you looking for a television show?
Dreama Walker: Absolutely. I’d always fantasized about the idea of doing a comedy, especially a female centric comedy. So this show was really, not to be cheesy, but sort of my dream come true.