Nickelodeon sure knows how to propel its stars to victory! The former star of Dan Schneider’s “Victorious”, Liz Gillies, is taking her own steps towards professional success with a lead role on the hit TV series “Dynasty”. The soap opera, a reboot of the super popular 1980s classic, follows two feuding families and their schemes for power.
Known for playing the beloved character Jade on “Victorious”, Liz Gillies continues her reputation of portraying complex, sassy characters with the role of Fallon Carrington. But Liz takes it up a notch with her scheming character and Schneiderverse fans will be pumped to see her in action. As the ambitious businesswoman and daughter of an oil tycoon, Fallon’s goal is to take over the family business from her billionaire father — until he marries a rival employee. Can you say drama?!?
While some of the characters may have the same names as the original “Dynasty” series, it’s a fairly original story. Liz says she wanted to pay homage to the original character for fans, but that she wanted to create a completely unique character as well. Now, the story and setting are updated for modern day fans to enjoy.
But how did Liz Gillies decide to play a character from such a vintage TV show? In an interview with Teen Vogue, Gillies says, “I just really fell in love with Fallon, and how they re-imagined her to fit 2017. I then went back and watched a ton of “Dynasty” and I decided I needed to do this job.”
Part of the reason Liz was drawn to the role, she says, is due to the way her character redefines gender stereotypes.She mentions that her character has the bravado to control business meetings and put haters in their place, but she wants to be a daddy’s girl at the same time.
Not only that, Liz says she is super stoked that her “Victorious” fans can watch her portray a new character…and so they can have another example of a super-empowered and smart businesswoman on TV.
“It’s going to be really fun for them to get to see these two women commanding boardrooms, and taking names,” Gillies says of her character Fallon, and Fallon’s new stepmother, Cristal, played by Nathalie Kelley.
Although we miss seeing Jade pop up on “Victorious” or “iCarly”, we’re definitely happy to see her fierce self back on a freakin’ awesome TV show! You can catch “Dynasty” on the CW on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. E/C. Enjoy watching Liz on this glamorous drama.