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James Maslow on ‘Seeds of Yesterday’s’ Dark Twists: ‘More Incentuous and More Ridiculous’ (Video)

The Lifetime actor says final installment of V.C. Andrews’ “Flowers in the Attic” saga is going to be a doozy in new episode of TheWrap’s ”Drinking With the Stars“

“Big Time Rush” fans are about to see a whole new side of James Maslow this Sunday as he takes on the lead role of Bart Foxworth in Lifetime’s “Seeds of Yesterday.”

According to Maslow, the final installment of V.C. Andrews’ “Flowers in the Attic” saga is going to be a doozy.

“There’s a lot of incest that goes on,” Maslow told TheWrap in a new episode of  “Drinking With the Stars.”  “But if you read the novels… it’s for a reason, given the terrible circumstances that these characters were put in when they were younger, they were trapped and locked in an attic together, brother and sister, and it grows from there to be more obscure and more ridiculous and more incestuous.”

The movie centers on Cathy’s two adult sons, Bart (Maslow) and Jory (Anthony Konechny), half-brothers with little in common and lots of  dark family secrets.

Maslow, who starred in Nickelodeon’s “Big Time Rush” from 2009 to 2013, said this was one of his toughest roles.

“This movie, and this role in particular, took the most character preparation of anything I’ve done before,” Maslow said. “It was largely in respect to the people who are fans of the novels. So, I started with reading them and then going to the films in Lifetime’s adaptations of the ones they had shot, seeing those movies and reading the scripts… But I did my best to wrap my head around all the different characters.”

The first book, “Flowers in the Attic,” was adapted into a film of the same name in 1987, starring Louise Fletcher, Victoria Tennant, Kristy Swanson, and Jeb Stuart Adams.

A second adaptation was released on January 18, 2014, on Lifetime starring Heather Graham as Corrine and Ellen Burstyn as the Grandmother, with Kiernan Shipka as Cathy.

“Flowers in the Attic,” packed big ratings for the the nework scoring a 2.4 in the advertiser coveted 18-49 key demographic. “Petals in the Wind,” the second installment, was less successful but still managed to pull in decent numbers. The second sequel, “If There Be Thorns” drew a 0.62 rating with 1.83 million viewers.

Watch TheWrap’s “Drinking With the Stars” interview with Maslow here.

“Seeds of Yesterday” airs Sunday at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. Watch a trailer of the movie here.


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