Watch: Charisma Carpenter Gets ‘Gritty’ for ‘The Lying Game’

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel star Charisma Carpenter is used to getting dark for a role. But on ABC Family’s The Lying Game, the actress finds that just because she’s playing a mom doesn’t mean all that’s behind her.

“We didn’t know her agenda,” Carpenter tells Celebuzz when she visited our Hollywood studio. “I wanted to reunite my family, but how was she going to go about it I didn’t know exactly.”

Carpenter joined the series during Season 1’s finale as Rebecca, Sutton and Emma’s (twins played by Alexandra Chando) birth mother. And viewers are realizing that there may be something off about the character.

“That does get dark,” Carpenter previews. “It gets a little dirty and gritty and she’s willing to go to any length.”

But, Carpenter, who has a 9-year-old son, says she can empathize with Rebecca. “I’m a momma bear, so I understand it,” she tells us.

Watch our full interview with Carpenter above.

The Lying Game airs Tuesdays at 9PM on ABC Family.

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