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Tuesday 20 April 2021

Tanisha Gorey interview: Asha moves in with Corey

What is the family dynamic like for the Alahans prior to this week?
Corey has just come back into Asha’s life as Nina and Asha have split up. Corey is trying to worm his way back into Asha’s affections by telling her that he has changed. Asha isn’t completely won over but it’s quite sad because I think her insecurity and desperation for love affect her decisions. When Dev first finds Corey in the house again he is outraged so the  family dynamic is very tense from then on.
What are Asha’s true feelings about Corey? Is she with him because she feels she has no one else or does she love him?
Asha thought Nina was great and that their relationship was fine so when they split up she was blindsided and now she feels like Corey is the only one giving her attention. Asha still has feelings for Nina because she was so infatuated with her and loved her perspective on life and how she looked at things. When they split up, it was heartbreaking for her but Asha tried to play it out as just wanting to be friends as well which is sad. Asha only opened up to Dev about Nina a little bit so Corey is really the only person that she feels is there for her right now. 
How does Asha feel when Corey makes it clear that Dev is not welcome?
Asha, Dev and Corey have been through so much already but Asha still needs her dad there. At first when she moves out, she thinks, ‘This is what I’ve wanted.’ But when Corey makes it clear that Dev is not welcome it is very undermining and Asha begins to feel like she may have rushed into things. All Asha has ever wanted is for her and her dad to get along but she is starting to see that Corey does not want that. Asha wants her dad to be a part of this new life she is building for herself and she feels like Corey is taking that away from her. 
How much has her past experiences with the skin lightening and the sexting storyline played into her decision-making in this storyline?
Asha’s insecurity and desperation for love has a big part to play. Unfortunately in Asha’s eyes, she sees that Corey has always been there for her, through her skin lightening and sexting turmoil. Asha is holding on to that and she likes the fact that Corey is always there for her, she mistakes it for support and care, but we all know that Corey just likes the control and manipulation. She is still giving him that power and it’s because of what she went through with her experiences with skin lightning and sexting but also because of what has happened with Nina. She is heartbroken over Nina and is still learning about herself. Because of all that has happened to her, she is trying so hard to make it work with Corey and I don’t think it even really matters to her who she is in a relationship with now as she is so desperate to be loved but because Corey is always there it makes him the perfect candidate. 
How honest is she being when she tells Corey she has never felt happier? Is she trying to kid herself or is she being naive and really believes that?
Asha is definitely trying to convince herself as well as trying to convince him. Asha is trying so hard to make this work and this so-called relationship to be perfect. She is a smart girl and she knows this is wrong but she doesn’t want to admit that to herself just yet.
Deep down, she knows she still has something there for Nina. Asha really liked Nina because she was so unique and Nina really helped Asha find herself so she is not as happy as she could be, she would be happier being with Nina, but obviously that isn’t a possibility. 
Sometimes they haven’t seen eye to eye but The Alahans have always had each other through thick and thin after Asha and Aadi’s mum’s death, what do you make of Asha now being at loggerheads with her dad?
Asha tries so hard to find herself and she’s been through so much already. It is quite upsetting to see them so at war with each other most of the time but at the same time when they make up it is so beautiful because you really do see the bond that they have, as father and daughter. It’s sad that they have to argue to get to that point but that is Dev’s character and Asha and Dev are so similar so when they do make up and you see their bond, it’s nice to see the resemblance between them. 
Asha can’t seem to catch a break, as an actress do you enjoy playing her turbulent life or would you like some happiness for her?
I definitely enjoy playing her finding herself because she is sixteen and that is what you do at that age. She is trying so many things just to say she has done it. But at the same time I would love to see her happy, even if it is her getting her dream job or having a long term relationship. I would like her to have something that is always there so no matter what is happening, there is always that silver lining that she can fall back on.
What advice would you give to Asha?
I would tell her to sit down with herself and I would genuinely say write a pro and con list for her relationship with Corey! She is taking a lot of big steps at the moment and I would advise her to really think about them with a clear head. I would also want her to speak to someone about her and her dad’s relationship because that is what is leading to most of these things going upside down because she is lashing out and doing exactly what he doesn’t want her to do. She is acting out of pure spite which is putting her in awful situations. 
Glenda Young
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Anonymous said...

I feel we’re getting a bit too much of Asha now. It’s like the storyliners latch on to one character and give them loads of stories at once. It was the same with David at one time.

C in Canada said...

I really liked Asha and Nina as friends, but I hate Asha with this Corey, he is vile. I can't even believe that she would look twice at him after the sexting anguish he caused her.

maggie muggins said...

I don't think there's too much of Asha, but her moving in with Corey? Yikes, no, just no.

Anonymous said...

I don't see that Asha and Nina really had a relationship. They watched a movie and looked at each other. Not really long term or anything. Kinda silly stuff.


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