EXCLUSIVE: Constance Zimmer Reveals 'UnREAL' Season 2 Will End on an Uncertain Note
By Philiana Ng
It’s all come down to this.
Lifetime’s addictive drama, UnREAL, wraps up its rollercoaster sophomore season with the two final bachelorettes fighting -- literally -- for Darius’ (B.J. Britt) hand in marriage during the finale of its fictional dating show, Everlasting.
Behind the scenes of the show-within-the-show, the drama is just as nutty. Rachel (Shiri Appleby) and Quinn (Constance Zimmer) are about to take down Coleman (Michael Rady), the new producer who was brought in to shake things up but in reality is about to expose all of Everlasting’s dirty secrets.
“The way this season ends... I’m so curious about how we come back from it next season,” Zimmer told ET of Monday’s season closer. “That’s my takeaway when I watch it.”
The newly-minted Emmy nominee nearly downplayed the antics that are about to await viewers in the season’s final episode, agreeing that “it’s going to be a little crazy.”
“You have two women on pretty much a warpath against romance and against everything that [Everlasting] is supposed to be. That creates a very confusing finale,” the 45-year-old actress said with a laugh. “I think I say at one point, ‘I want to see a b*tch bleed.’ I remember when I saw that in the script, I was like, ‘Oh wow, Quinn is not in her happy space.’"
"But it definitely ends in a way that all of us had a really, really hard time portraying the emotion of it all," she added.
As for the Coleman situation, Zimmer promised that Rachel and Quinn will have their revenge on the wolf in sheep’s clothing.
“I’d just like to say, ‘I told you so,’” she said with a chuckle. “It just proves Quinn’s point, that she always knows what’s best for Rachel -- and he was not it. He definitely needs a lesson, and we’re going to teach him a thing or two.”
Appleby recently hinted to ET that the “right girl” wins Everlasting, and Zimmer 100 percent agreed with her co-star’s sentiments. Everlasting’s final two at the moment are Chantal (Meagan Tandy), a polished Southern debutante who lost her fiancé in a car accident, and Tiffany (Kim Matula), a wealthy All-American girl whose father is an NFL team owner.
“I mean, she’s right! She’s right about that,” Zimmer said, adding that she believes viewers will feel the same. “Let’s hope that everybody agrees. I think everybody will.”
Co-star Jeffrey Bower-Chapman teased to ET that the future of Everlasting may be up in the air in season three.
“I truly have no idea where the writers plan on going,” he admitted. “We as producers on the show -- Quinn, Rachel, Chet and Jay -- are producers in a realty production company. So, we have the potential to go anywhere and do anything, really. We don't have to stay in the dating competition show. We're not married to the world of Everlasting.”
UnREAL airs its season two finale on Monday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Lifetime.
Zimmer recently spoke to ET’s Kevin Frazier about what an Emmy win would mean to her. Watch the exclusive interview below for more.