Is that this the tip of Noa and Daniel’s love story? HL spoke with Nathalie Kelley forward of ‘The Baker and the Magnificence’ season finale in regards to the huge breakup, Noa’s relationship with Lewis, and her hopes for season 2.
The penultimate episode of The Baker and the Magnificence season 1 ended with one surprising twist: Noa broke up with Daniel. After so many issues surrounding their relationship, Noa ended their relationship. It wasn’t simple for her, and Daniel was left surprised.
HollywoodLife talked with Nathalie Kelley about Noa’s main determination and the way she’s feeling in regards to the breakup when the ABC present picks up for its two-hour finale on June 1. Noa will probably be attempting to “make amends” with Daniel, and Natalie’s Quinceañera will assist convey these two collectively. She additionally mentioned her hopes for season 2. Nathalie is greater than able to discover the fascinating feminine relationships between Noa/Natalie and Noa/Vanessa. Learn our full Q&A beneath.
On the finish of the final episode, Noa broke up with Daniel. How is she feeling about that break up once we choose up within the finale?
Nathalie Kelley: What I like about The Baker and the Magnificence is that though it lives in this type of fairytale, escapist world, it’s actually grounded in actuality and authenticity. The determination that Noa made on the finish of the final episode was undoubtedly a call she made together with her head and never her coronary heart. I really feel like plenty of ladies can relate to that. We’re informed that romance must be the highest precedence in our lives as ladies, but for a few of us, we’re additionally balancing careers. That’s not affordable. I believe Noa was in a troublesome place of pondering, sure, I’ve this romance with this man, and I believe it’s one thing particular. However on the opposite facet, I’ve tasks to my household, Lewis, to the corporate, to all of the those who she employs. So she got here to a call that was from her head and never her coronary heart. While you discover her in episode 8, I wouldn’t say on the very starting she’s regretting it, however she is unhappy about it. She’s form of resigned. She thinks what she has completed is for one of the best, and he or she’s undoubtedly unhappy about it. However it’s not till Natalie recruits her to assist together with her Quinceañera, and he or she goes over to the Garcias and sees Daniel once more. They spend actually candy time collectively planning the Quinceañera, and he or she’s reminded that that is the whole lot she needs. That’s when she begins having regrets, and the episode is basically about her attempting to make amends.
Within the promo, we do see her asking Daniel to forgive her…
Nathalie Kelley: It’s this time with the Garcias, as effectively placing collectively the Quinceañera, that makes her notice these folks have the whole lot she’s ever needed — a household, love. She’s simply been conditioned to suppose she will be able to’t have all of it. She thought she had to select. She had this fairytale life. She thought there was no approach she will be able to even have a contented ending, however she’s realizing: why do I consider that I can’t have each? She asks Daniel for forgiveness, however by that time, it is perhaps too late.
Do you suppose that what simply occurred together with her father can also be propelling her in that path of actually eager to have what the Garcias have?
Nathalie Kelley: The actor is the nicest man, and he actually nailed that character as a result of individuals are actually in opposition to him. Her points round rising up just about parentless, a mom with a psychological sickness, a father who you’ll be able to see wasn’t there for her and didn’t all the time have her finest pursuits at coronary heart, she’s form of simply been conditioned to suppose like that is it. That’s why once we see Noa in episode 2, she doesn’t like her birthday. She doesn’t like something that reminds her that she didn’t know what a loving household felt like rising up. She had the whole lot however that, so Daniel and the Garcias’ normalcy have proven her that there’s one other approach of current. It’s a complete new world for her, and he or she realizes that she might need the home on the seashore and billions within the financial institution, however with out household and with out love and with out that tribe you could belong to, you actually don’t have anything.
Do you suppose Noa is able to danger all of it for love? I believe that’s been her arc from the very starting.
Nathalie Kelley: Sure. You’re proper in understanding her arc. To start with, she’s very informal about it. It’s simply enjoyable. We’re informed she does this quite a bit. She picks up regular guys quite a bit. Very early on, she realizes that there’s one thing actually completely different about Daniel and that there’s a connection. She’s come off this relationship the place she was not handled effectively and was disrespected so publicly. To be with someone who has a lot integrity and authenticity, she’s prepared for it. I believe the entire season you see her adjusting and shifting to what which may really feel like as a result of once you first meet Noa and earlier than these two meet, she is someone who has given up on love. It’s taken the entire season for her to be satisfied. She’s all the time thought it simply wasn’t for her. Now she’s realizing that she possibly does have an opportunity at it. Possibly that is it. The final two episodes will probably be her making selections.
An enormous a part of her abrupt determination to interrupt up with Daniel was discovering out about Lewis and his most cancers prognosis. I really feel like that was such a shock to her and actually threw her off. I’ve cherished that dynamic between Lewis and Noa. What’s that been like so that you can discover that type of completely different father-daughter dynamic with Dan Bucatinsky?
Nathalie Kelley: It’s been one of the crucial lovely friendships and work relationships of my life. To begin with, Dan Bucatinsky is an incredible veteran actor, and I’ve quite a bit to study from him. It’s actually an honor to work with him. Secondly, he’s Argentinian. My organic father was from Argentina. Equally to Noa, he was by no means round, so I by no means bought that father determine in him. In actual life, Dan has two kids together with his husband. We all the time joke that of the dad and mom he’s extra of the mother, too. Dan may be very parental. So for Dan to come back round and be enjoying my father determine in actual life, I really feel just like the universe is gifting me with one of the best TV dad. It’s actually like this future factor. I like Dan Bucatinsky a lot. I’m so completely satisfied that individuals are resonating with their connection as a result of I believe lots of people can sympathize with not being raised by your dad or mum and having someone else step into that function for you.
Followers love Noa and Lewis’ relationship. Will we get to see extra of them collectively within the finale?
Nathalie Kelley: You’ll get extra of that relationship for certain. You see them in a distinct mild as a result of, at first, all you noticed was Lewis being b*tchy and snappy and protecting and fearful. However now that the key’s out about his most cancers, each of them notice simply how a lot they love each other and the way essential it’s to be sincere and open and genuine. There are scenes between them which might be so lovely. I’m going to tease this completely for MeSlop: the second now we have all been ready for would possibly truly occur within the finale, which is the second that Lewis meets the Garcias. We’ve been ready for the worlds to collide!
With the potential for season 2, is there something you’ll wish to discover with Noa that the primary season didn’t get to actually contact on?
Nathalie Kelley: I might like to see extra interactions with the household and undoubtedly extra interactions with Natalie. To begin with, all of us need issues with Belissa [Escobedo] as a result of she is the scene-stealer. She’s simply actually the breakout star of the entire solid. That is her first main gig. It’s such a pleasure to be working with someone for whom that is their first huge factor and watch them uncover this world of constructing TV. For private causes, I really need scenes together with her. I believe the viewers is basically hungry to see wholesome dynamics between ladies on TV. I say this with no disrespect to my final present Dynasty, but it surely was actually laborious for me on that present to be continuously saved combating. It was simply form of going in opposition to the whole lot that I prefer to consider in. I do know it’s a personality and also you’ve bought to do your job and say your traces, however there’s a cause why it didn’t work out for me on that present. On this present, I like the nuanced and deep and genuine and complex relationships between ladies. Between me and Natalie, how she appears as much as me and the potential sooner or later for me to be a mentor to her, that might be so lovely to discover. Additionally, with Noa and Vanessa, I like that the writers haven’t written some generic catfight into the present since you’ve seen that earlier than. I believe actual ladies act in another way. You noticed Vanessa in such a stupendous mild on this final episode. She’s not the villain, and I like that the writers selected to make her this actual three-dimensional character that you simply root for. Vanessa and Noa do meet in episode 8. My hope is that in season 2, they work together extra. After all, she’s going to be hanging out with Daniel as a result of that is The Baker and the Magnificence, however I actually wish to see Noa and Natalie and Noa and Vanessa. I believe the viewers is basically hungry for that, too.
By way of how the present ends with the finale, will we get a solution as as to if Noa and Daniel are again collectively or not?
Nathalie Kelley: I believe it’s the proper ending within the finale. There will probably be plenty of satisfaction. You’ll even be questioning once we can begin season 2 as a result of the bomb we drop on the finish is fairly thrilling. I’m simply going to depart it at that. It’s not a cliffhanger within the conventional sense.