‘Cruel Summer’s Allius Barnes Reveals Vince Will Always Be Team Jeanette: He’ll ‘Stick By Her Side’

But more importantly, when it comes to defending his friend, I think it’s no question. He’s calling to say happy birthday, although she’s sort of pushing him away. You’ll see how they connect just on a deeper level. As much as Jamie wants forgiveness, I think Vince gives him the message like, ‘Dude, you’re being creepy. Tuesdays are now officially Cruel Summer days. Specifically, that Vince and Ben were once together in the year 1994. Since we’ll see the beginnings of the relationship, will we see the fallout? Allius Barnes: Yes, you will definitely see the fallout. Exclusive Interview

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‘Cruel Summer’s Allius Barnes Reveals Vince Will Always Be Team Jeanette: He’ll ‘Stick By Her Side’

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8 Photos. Click to Subscribe to Our HollywoodLife Daily Newsletter to get more celeb news. I just think it’s how he was raised. As things start to unfold throughout the series and new things pop up, you’ll see how we basically got there and what led them to even be in that position to be that comfortable with each other. Without question, he’s going to defend her whether you think she’s lying or not. She might be a little bit crazy. Although he’s very persistent and trying to check up on her and make sure she’s not destroying herself. Whether or not she got herself in that situation, I think he just understands that people make certain decisions, and we don’t always know where those choices are going to lead us to. But fingers crossed. What do you think Vince thinks of Jamie? Allius Barnes: I think he definitely hates Jamie, which is interesting because they have their moment later on in the season where he sort of confronts Jamie. Share This Article

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Cruel Summer Without giving too much away, will we see more of that specific relationship? Allius Barnes: Yes, you will. I’d like to think that before Vince even discovered things about himself, it’s the childhood best friend. (Freeform)
In the past episode, we learned a lot about Vince. ‘Cruel Summer’ star Allius Barnes spoke EXCLUSIVELY with HL about Vince’s loyalty to Jeanette, the ‘fallout’ between Vince and Ben, and more. She’s the last person you want to feel like you’re telling them what to do or trying to invade their privacy and stuff. I’m looking forward to the audience seeing it because it’s a moment I feel like Jamie recognizes what he’s doing. They’re really great friends, honestly. Whether or not you see it now or later or whatever it may be, I do think that you will have those moments where they’re all together again in some way, shape, or form. Do you think that the trio of Jeanette, Mallory, and Vince, could ever get back to what they were? Allius Barnes: With a show like this, everything is up in the air. Is there any doubt in Vince’s mind that Jeanette is innocent?Allius Barnes: I really can’t say because I feel like later in the season, there are things that are said or moments that happen where you kind of get glimpses of whether Vince thinks she’s lying or not and kind of see it written on his face. Do you think Vince is totally Team Jeanette? You never know. Why do you think he did that despite their falling out? Allius Barnes: It’s all he knows how to do is to be loyal. I think that has a lot to do with just the fears of what if people knew about this. I think whether he thinks she’s lying or not, again, you know, he’s going to stick by her side. Mallory could have just hated Jeanette, and then also hated Kate, but she chose to take the side of the girl who wants to destroy Jeanette’s life. So I think it’s a possibility. I think he’s walking on eggshells when he sees her down there because he’s freaking out. We haven’t seen Vince and Mallory that much in 1995. Friend groups and dynamics and stuff like that are shifting constantly. He’s calling her and trying to make her aware that Jamie’s outside of her house. I think sticking by his friend’s side, I think he has a deeper understanding of what’s going on. Honestly, I don’t think Vince holds judgment on either of the two girls. I think I’ll say that for people to watch later in the season, but you just never know. It’s such a great moment. There’s always like that middle person, and I think that Jeanette is definitely the bridge between Mallory and Vince. The episode gave a glimpse into Vince and Ben’s secret relationship and how it falls apart in just one year. I think he just wants it all to be over with. Every time I see them on screen together, you know that’s a good friend group right there. At the end of last week’s episode, there’s that moment when Vince and Jeanette are both in Martin Harris’s house. There are some beautiful moments. Avery Thompson
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Jeanette will always have Vince in her corner. In the year 1995, they’re no longer together. Black or white, to be a gay boy in Texas in the 90s… I’m sure it was a big deal, period. He has a lot of wisdom. We see that Mallory ends up becoming friends with Kate. I think he just wants to reassure her that he just wants to know what’s going on and he’s got her back. Maybe in some world, he was probably in love with Jeanette in some sort of way, but that love grew into just the most diehard friendship he had. No matter how much Jeanette’s going through, they still have their moments where they connect. But I think with that being said, all friend groups have favorites within each other, and they’re definitely the two who have known each other longer. I don’t think he really holds judgment. He’s such an old soul. Freeform’s newest hit is back with a new episode on May 4. I think that scares him even more. Be neutral, man. HollywoodLife got EXCLUSIVE scoop from Allius Barnes about what’s next after that jaw-dropping final scene between Vince and Jeanette in episode 3. So like you said, we got to see them together, and I guess you’re sort of wondering how they got there. In my mind, I feel like with Jeanette and Vince, if they never found someone to properly love them in a relationship, they’ll probably just marry each other as like best friends, honestly. They have a lot more in common than they think they do. Things are changing all the time. That’s the worst thing you can do. You need to allow people to process things and have their space as much as you want to right you’re wrong.’ There’s a beautiful moment like that later in the season. Jeanette has just sort of shut herself out from everyone, including Vince. But as far as now, Vince thinks that Jamie is up to no good. When he follows her into that basement, I think it’s more of an internal wake-up call. I think he just wants to understand what she’s doing and find ways that he can help. There are things that happen that sort of push them away from each other. He doesn’t have a clue what he’s thinking. I will say this, to be a gay, Black teenage boy in Texas in the ’90s is definitely a huge deal. If he had to choose between one of them, do you think he would choose Jeanette? Allius Barnes: I would think he would choose Jeanette at this point. You know, he would make a really great lawyer. (Freeform)
Jamie punched Jeanette in the face after Kate was rescued. How do you help a friend without feeling like you’re attacking or judging or trying to control them with someone like Jeanette? Vince, Mallory, and Jeanette in 1994. It’s in his DNA. Allius also explained why Vince is firmly on Team Jeanette and why he’ll always “stick by her side.” Read our full Q&A below:

Mallory, Jeanette, and Vince in 1993. He’d choose Jeanette because no one really knows this thing about Vince, but I think at some point with Vince protecting Jeanette, you might see Jeanette protect Vince. What do you think he’s thinking in that moment when he confronts Janette, who has once again found her way into that house?Allius Barnes: I think he’s just concerned for her mental health. She’s like his sister. Vince went out of his way to protect Jeanette in 1995. If you can walk away from a friend, don’t walk away and then go and join forces with the opposite team. He’s being raised by his grandparents. But more than anything, I just think he wants to understand her more than he wants to form some sort of opinion around why she’s there. I hope so.