End Of The F***king World's Alyssa talks about off-screen relationship

scandal 24/01/2018

If you haven't seen it already, you need to get 'End Of The F***king World' added to your list asap because it's already right up there with Stranger Things and Riverdale.

The show is about James, a 17 year old who, because he believes he's a psychopath, decides that he's going to kill someone, more specifically his classmate Alyssa. 

We'll be the first to admit we were guilty of binge-watching the show within a day but how could we stop when it scored a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes at one point.

This week UNILAD caught up with Jessica Barden, who plays Alyssa, to find out some extra goss about the show. One thing we all wanted to know was how much her life has changed since starring on one of the biggest shows in the world but she says "It really hasn't changed at all".

"I actually just bumped into someone on the street who I’ve known for a while and she asked me the same question. It hasn’t really changed at all. The only thing that’s changed is Instagram".

"At first, I was like, ‘this is really overwhelming’ and I didn’t really like it, and then I went to the pub with my friends and I was kinda drunk ’cause I was sat there reflecting and I thought actually this doesn’t mean anything cause I don’t even have to have Instagram."

Jessica also talked about her off-screen relationship with Alex Lawther, who play's James, and it turns out the two have been friends for quite a while!

"I've known Alex for a year or so cause we've got a lot of friends in common. We actually ended up being in LA with each other two summers ago. I didn't know anyone out there and neither did he so we used to go out clubbing".

"We are quite like Alyssa and James. Before I knew him, he was someone who I was really intimidated by because he was quiet and calm and everything he says is really well-thought out and I'm just like a bull in a china shop. I thought 'Oh my God he's gonna think I'm such an idiot.' But we are quite brotherly and sisterly".

And if you've got a friend who's watched the first episode and said "I don't know, it's kind of weird" and is considering not watching it, Jessica has a pretty straight forward response to them:

"They need to stop being so f**king square".