‘American Housewife’ season 5 is kicking off with a celebration! HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Meg Donnelly about Taylor’s highschool commencement, welcoming the brand new Anna-Kat, ‘Zombies 3,’ and extra.

American Housewife returns for its fifth season on Oct. 28. The sequence is choosing up with Taylor’s highschool commencement, and you may count on insane shenanigans on this special occasion. MeSlop acquired the EXCLUSIVE scoop from Meg Donnelly in our new interview about Taylor bidding farewell to highschool and what’s subsequent for her.

Meg teased that there might be a “shock” that occurs at Taylor’s commencement. As Taylor goes to varsity after graduating, her relationship with Journey might be examined. The brand new season will characteristic a brand new actress taking part in Anna-Kat after Julia Butters’ exit from the present, and Meg revealed that Giselle Eisenberg is the “sweetest.” Meg additionally mentioned hew upcoming new music and what she is aware of a few potential third Zombies film!

The season Four premiere will characteristic Taylor’s commencement. (ABC)

Taylor is graduating! What can we count on from her commencement shenanigans? 
Meg Donnelly: It’s so humorous. It was presupposed to be an enormous commencement finale, and we by no means acquired to complete the episode, which was sort of ironic as a result of throughout this time lots of people needed to graduate on-line. We didn’t even end our commencement on this present. So then we determined to make it the season opener. It’s actually cool as a result of it sort of wraps all the things up. However on the similar time, it’s a superb contemporary begin. A bunch of shenanigans go improper. I don’t wish to give an excessive amount of away, however everybody’s working round, everybody’s arguing, nobody’s getting alongside. There’s a little bit shock that occurs on the commencement. It’s greater than a commencement. You undoubtedly have to observe to see what which means. There are a bunch of different issues happening on the commencement as nicely. It makes it so chaotic. It’s loads of enjoyable. I actually favored this episode. It was loads of enjoyable to movie.

What are you able to say about Taylor’s life after highschool and all through the remainder of the season?
Meg Donnelly: So now she’s going to varsity. I feel thus far within the episodes that we’ve been filming after the finale/season opener Taylor’s on the similar school her dad went to in Westport. She’s nonetheless residing on the home, however it’s sort of laborious as a result of she’s nonetheless residing below the identical roof as her mother and father. She’s 19 at this level, however she’s nonetheless residing below their roof. Her mother and father are like, what freedoms will we give her? What freedoms will we not give her? She’s nonetheless with Journey, her boyfriend, so her mother and father navigating by means of the entire will we let him over to the home? Do they only do their very own factor? It’s actually, actually humorous. I really feel prefer it’s relatable for lots of youngsters who’re in school. They’re adults residing their very own life, however they’re nonetheless at residence. They nonetheless need to abide by the mother and father’ guidelines. However what sort of restrictions are there? It’s actually, actually humorous and tremendous relatable. I can undoubtedly relate to it.

Taylor and Journey are nonetheless collectively in season 4! (ABC)

How are issues going for Taylor and Journey? 
Meg Donnelly: They’re going good. The final finale episode issues have been sort of rocky, however they’re nonetheless collectively. They’re going robust. Journey continues to be in highschool, however Taylor goes to varsity. So there’s undoubtedly like a niche between them. She’s undoubtedly broadening her horizons, having new pursuits, assembly new folks, and Journey is sort of staying in the identical place that he was in. So there’s undoubtedly issues with them, which I feel is de facto relatable as a result of when {couples} go to varsity after highschool, it’s sort of balancing the world altering round them. Do we modify collectively? Will we develop aside? So there’s undoubtedly loads of that happening. However they’re going robust, and so they’re nonetheless as hilarious as ever. They actually don’t even know what’s actually happening, however they’ve one another.

How does Taylor adapt to varsity by way of lecturers? 
Meg Donnelly: I feel she undoubtedly thinks she is forward of her sport now that she’s studying all of those new issues, and he or she undoubtedly thinks she’s extra skilled and extra educated than she was earlier than. So loads of occasions, she’ll begin bragging about new phrases she’s used or issues that she’s discovered, and he or she thinks she is aware of all the things simply because she’s a little bit bit extra in tune with faculty. I feel that’s hilarious as a result of she’s actually feeling herself proper now.

There’s a new Anna-Kat this season. What has it been like welcoming Giselle Eisenberg into the American Housewife household? 
Meg Donnelly: It’s been a lot enjoyable. She is the sweetest woman. One in all my greatest mates in your entire world, Holly Barrett, was on Life In Items, and Giselle was her TV sister once they have been engaged on that present. I felt like I already knew Giselle simply because Holly has talked so extremely of her, and I’ve talked about her so many occasions. So I felt like I had a little bit familiarity. It wasn’t like I used to be getting into simply assembly somebody fully new. She is so candy, so good, so all the way down to earth, so form, and it’s been actually enjoyable working together with her. She’s such a proficient woman, and I’m actually excited for the season. It’s going to be superior. She has hilarious scenes with Franklin. The Anna-Kat and Franklin dynamic is simply unbelievable. It’s so enjoyable. I’m wanting ahead to everybody to see their scenes collectively.

Meg Donnelly can be identified for her function as Addison within the ‘Zombies’ DCOMs. (The Riker Brothers)

Just lately, you launched a brand new tune referred to as “More Than A Thriller” as Addison from Zombies. Are you engaged on extra new music proper now? 
Meg Donnelly: Sure, I’m. Truly, in the course of the present quarantine interval, I’ve been engaged on music on my own. Now that studios are opening extra, I’ve been going into the studio, and I’ve been ending up one other physique of labor. So I’m actually, actually enthusiastic about this one. It’s like much more combination and much more of what I wish to sound like, in order that’s actually cool. I’m probably not positive when it’s going to be launched. however I’m positive it’s going to be high of the 12 months. Additionally, “More Than A Thriller” simply got here out. That was a lot enjoyable. It was such a enjoyable shoot for the music video. It was so cool to be again within the Addison costume.

Zombies 2 got here out in February. Has there been any replace on a 3rd Zombies film? 
The solid and I textual content each day and we’re like, when are we going to seek out out? We’re ready and ready. It’s undoubtedly hopeful. I feel it’s undoubtedly going to occur. I hope so, however I feel it’s only a matter of navigating by means of these loopy occasions as a result of we additionally movie in Toronto as nicely. I feel it’s only a matter of determining how you can go about it in the course of the present state of affairs.