Jackson White Says He Has a "Huge Crush" on "Tell Me Lies" Costar Grace Van Patten

Jackson James White at the Ralph Lauren Spring 2023 ready to wear runway show held at The Huntington Museum and Gardens on October 13, 2022 in San Marino, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WWD via Getty Images)

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In our Q&A sequence POPSUGAR Crush, we get to know a few of our favourite celebs’ extra intimate particulars — from their excellent first date to their most romantic gesture. This month, we’re crushing on “Tell Me Lies” star Jackson White.

Season considered one of “Tell Me Lies” is actually a roller-coaster journey from begin to end. Based on Carola Lovering’s 2018 novel of the identical identify, the Hulu sequence facilities on the poisonous, all-consuming romance between Stephen DeMarco (Jackson White) and Lucy Albright (Grace Van Patten) over the course of eight years. However, issues lastly got here to a head throughout Wednesday’s season finale when it was revealed that Stephen is engaged to Lucy’s childhood pal, Lydia (Natalee Linez), seven years after we final noticed him depart Lucy at a university social gathering for his ex-girlfriend Diana (Alicia Crowder). So, what occurred in these years in between?

“I am unable to fill in these holes, as a result of that is why we’d like a season two.”

Like the remainder of us, White was “shocked” and “had so many questions” when he first realized about his character’s destiny. But it seems, even he would not know what went down between Stephen and Lucy. “I am unable to fill in these holes, as a result of that is why we’d like a season two,” White tells POPSUGAR. “There’s seven years between these two time durations. So I do not know what to inform you. I do not know. My guess is pretty much as good as yours.”

As of now, Hulu has but to resume the present for a second season, however each White and Van Patten are sport to return. “I’d like to do much more work on these individuals,” White instructed us again in September, with Van Patten including, “Season one ends in such a means the place there’s a lot to be crammed in, and I’d like to see what occurs inside these eight years, as a result of as of now, it is a thriller.”

All 10 episodes of “Tell Me Lies” are at the moment accessible to stream on Hulu. See what else White needed to say about “Tell Me Lies,” courting, and his real-life crush on Van Patten forward.

Are you Team Diana, Lucy, or Lydia?

Lucy [because] fireplace [and] ardour.

“Tell Me Lies” relies on Carola Lovering’s 2018 novel — what’s your all-time favourite ebook?

I’m not a terrific reader, I’ll be sincere with you. I learn “The Unbearable Lightness of Being” [by Milan Kundera] in highschool for an English class, and it caught with me quite a bit. And then I learn a ebook referred to as “The Good Hand” [by Michael Patrick F. Smith] not too long ago, and that was nice, too. Those are the primary that come to thoughts. I do not learn as a lot as I ought to. That’s the reality.

What is your go-to espresso or tea order?

A black chilly brew or a cappuccino with an additional shot.

What is your signature scent/go-to cologne?

I believe it is referred to as Reuzel. I bought it on Amazon. It’s an aftershave. Terrence, this man in Atlanta who was doing hair grooming and stuff on the present, he put it on me after as a result of Stephen has this loopy beard that by no means strikes, and I’ve been utilizing it ever since. I believe it is so good.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Jackson White attends the Hulu Original

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What is your most memorable fan encounter to this point?

This lady swerved her Mercedes into the center of the road and nearly brought on an enormous visitors collision simply to say, “F*ck you, Stephen.” That was cool. And then the opposite day, this girl was actually excited in regards to the present, after which she left and her husband was nonetheless on the desk, and she or he was like, “Oh my God, I really like the present. You guys are nice. Thank you a lot.” And she walked away, after which the husband was like, “Who are you?” [I was like,] “Oh, I’m on that present.” And he is like, “Well, my spouse loves it, so it have to be a cooking present.” And I mentioned, “No, it isn’t a cooking present. It’s really type of the other.” And then he goes, “So it is an consuming present.” I mentioned, “No, I suppose that is technically the other, but it surely’s a type of a romance present.” He mentioned, “Oh, I’ll by no means see it. I’ll by no means watch it.” That was humorous.

What is your excellent first date?

I believe it will depend on the particular person. It’s necessary to search out out what they’re into after which attempt to do one thing that you just each will really genuinely take pleasure in so that you just recover from the nerves by doing one thing exercise primarily based, go ice skating, watch an previous bizarre film, do one thing the place you do not have to only sit there and get to know one another. Just coexist and luxuriate in an exercise collectively, as a result of that is being in a relationship anyway, is simply being glad doing stuff collectively. And I believe it is a good inform.

What is your greatest turn-on/turnoff?

Passion-driven expertise is probably the most enticing factor, like give a sh*t about one thing and provides each sh*t about it. And then probably the most unattractive factor is somebody attempting to be fascinating and never . I believe that is actually clear and apparent conduct and type of makes me uncomfortable when somebody’s attempting to provide you their résumé as a substitute of listening to what you need to say.

What is probably the most romantic factor you have ever performed or that is ever been performed for you?

I bought flown to Paris one time. And probably the most romantic factor I’ve ever performed? I do not know. I attempt to do this sh*t on a regular basis — simply little stuff. The means that I present love is thru motion. So I love to do issues for somebody, no matter it’s, decide them up, drive them, deal with this factor they must do, assist them with the factor, or I similar to to assist. I believe that is my love language.

Who was your first movie star crush?

Rachel McAdams.

Grace Van Patten not too long ago mentioned you have been her crush IRL; would you say the identical about her?

Yes, I’ve an enormous crush on Grace.

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