‘UnReal’ Star Shiri Appleby Is Skeptical of Rachel’s Dark Revelation (Exclusive Video)

“If it is the truth, I feel like it’s one-one hundredth of what happened to her,” Appleby tells TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell

Last Updated: August 1, 2016 @ 4:42 PM

“UnReal” shocked fans this season with a dark revelation about Rachel’s past, but Shiri Appleby isn’t convinced that everything the Everlasting showrunner says is necessarily the truth.

“I sort of feel like is that even the truth of what happened to Rachel? If it is the truth, I feel like it’s one-one hundredth of what happened to her,” Appleby told TheWrap’s Stuart Brazell. “I feel like it’s a very small part of what her overall backstory is. And I really have a hard time believing it’s true.”

But whether or not Rachel lied about her past, there’s no denying the fact that she isn’t faring too well in the present, either.

“I just hope she doesn’t like blow the show up,” Appleby said. “I’ll be happy if she walks away with the hair on her head and standing at this point.”

By contrast, Appleby herself has expanded her role at the Emmy-nominated Lifetime drama this season, directing an episode of the series for the first time.

“Hopefully I’ll direct a few more next season,” she said, explaining that she’d like to branch out into directing and producing after spending years observing others on shows like “Girls,” “Franklin and Bash” and “90210.”

“I have a show in development now,” she said. “I am definitely very much inspired by what Reese Witherspoon is doing, and what Elizabeth Banks is doing.”