has stretched her acting skills in the drama telepic Love Sick: Secrets of a Sex Addict
, as well as on shows like The New Adventures of Old Christine
and Criminal Minds
. But that's nothing compared with her character Roxy's emotional roller-coaster ride on Lifetime's groundbreaking series Army Wives
After seeing last season's explosive cliffhanger and this season's incredibly emotional premiere, fans can expect some major changes in store for Pressman's character on Army Wives.
Warning: Minor spoilers ahead.
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“As far as the rest of the season, I think all the characters are going to experience a lot of growth, but with Roxy, it's tenfold. We're going to see her settle into life on the post, have her husband deployed for the first time, and have him return," Pressman told the New York Daily News.
According to show creator Katherine Fugate, “everything will be far more authentic this time around.” In fact, Fugate, Pressman and the other cast members of Army Wives
visited Fort Bragg and spent time with military families based there during their time-off since last summer just to have a more realistic approach to the series.
"It was an invaluable experience," Pressman said. "The wives were so responsive to us. One of the wives [at Fort Bragg] said that the first time her husband deployed, she stayed in bed for weeks, and the only thing that got her out was her kids. So I think that's something you're definitely going to see Roxy go through…she is just beside herself and really shuts down from the world."
Fugate adds that she's always touched by how much a person changes, especially having been at war, and how much it affects personal relationships.
"That will be explored with Roxy and Trevor, the youngest couple on our show,” Fugate explained. "He's gone to war for the first time and he'll be forever changed after that experience. Their relationship, which was ideal and romantic and just about them, is now going to be about this new component."
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: New York Daily News
(Image courtesy of Lifetime)