‘Famous In Love’ is an American drama television series that airs on Freeform. The show first premiered on April 18, 2017. For those who might not know, the series is based on a book by the same name written by Rebecca Serle. Ina Marlene King, the famous producer, director, and writer known for ‘Pretty Little Liars‘ has a major role to play in this series. She helped develop the series for television along with Serle.
The storyline is about a young, star-eyed university student who is cast for a major film franchise called ‘Locked’ in the lead female role. Overwhelmed by her new star-studded life, she is unaware of how things will unravel and they may or may not always be in her favor. The show offers a number of leads while it mainly revolves around Paige, the young star who has to handle fame too soon and all the things that come with it.
As Paige enters into her new glamorous life, everything feels perfect and breathtaking at first, but soon she realizes how difficult managing the life of a celebrity can be and how it makes her struggle with her academics and real-life friends and love interests, Cassie and Jake. With her life twirling downwards, it is revealed to her and her friends that stardom is not all it seems and there is much to pay for the comforts and fame of this life that one accomplishes. As a young girl, with the heat between her co-stars, miscommunication, and distance from her friends, a love triangle and her studies, Paige has too much on her plate.
In today’s day and age, we are all trying to be celebrities or viral sensations. With the internet it is even easier, not to mention if you become a meme template. While there has always been a human need to attain celebrity status, to get all the validation the post brings, not to mention the coveting and the attention that comes with it, there is also a paradoxical human trait that begins to cherish privacy once the celebrity status is attained. The series is extremely timely when people will do all kinds of things from tide pod challenges to the Kiki challenge to become famous. It shows the downside to the celebrity culture and serves as an eye-opener. Naturally, it has developed a steady fan following and critics have lauded the show as well for nuanced handling and a stable plot.
Famous In Love Cast: Who is in it?
The cast for ‘Famous In Love’ includes Bella Thorne as Paige Townsen. She plays the role of a college student who is cast in a movie and sees her life change overnight, including getting the chance to date two guys. Thorne is best known for roles in films like ‘You Get Me’ and ‘The Babysitter‘. Charlie Depew appears as Jake Salt, a down to earth screenwriter and Paige’s friend who eventually becomes her love interest.
Georgie Flores plays the role of Cassandra or Cassie, Paige’s roommate and friend, Carter Jenkins is seen as Rainer Devon, a famous actor who is labeled as the ‘sexiest man alive’. Rainer too begins to take a romantic interest in Paige, which leads to complications. Niki Koss appears in the role of Alexia Glenn, Rainer’s old friend who competes for the same role as Paige does. She is a closet bisexual.