The actress talks with THR about how her character will handle Avery’s selfish ways, potential romance with Gunnar and how all the story lines on the ABC country music drama will come together.
Rising star Scarlett (Clare Bowen) may be inching toward her breaking point on ABC’s country music drama Nashville.
After a her jealous boyfriend Avery (Jonathan Jackson) stole the spotlight during Scarlett and Gunnar’s (Sam Palladio) golden moment — ruining their chance with Lady Antebellum producers — the aspiring songwriter won’t take her wannabe crooner standing her way much longer on the freshman series.
“Scarlett is very hard to squash and there’s a strength that’s going to come out of her,” Bowen tells The Hollywood Reporter.
Considering Scarlett sacrificed her entire life for Avery — moving to a new town specifically to be with him as he fought his way amid the bustling country music dynamic of Nashville — it won’t be an easy decision for the young singer who has already eclipsed her partner to cut the cord.
“When you’re in love with someone, it’s really difficult to cut them loose; Scarlett has a few things ahead of her before she can do that,” she says. “But people grow apart and if someone isn’t going to grow with you, they need to go their own way and Scarlett is going to make that decision.”
But while the duo’s relationship may need to hit rock bottom first — perhaps Avery cheating on her will do the trick? — the idea of breaking it off with the sleazy wannabe is a scary thought.