'Good Girls' season 2: Opposites attract as Manny Montana teases sexual tension between Rio and Beth
Season 2 of 'Good Girls' will introduce very important people in Rio's life, Manny Montana, who portrays the drug dealer on the NBC show, told MEAWW
If you are one of the many fans of NBC’s ‘Good Girls,’ you already are in love with bad boy Rio (Manny Montana). With a cocky smile that could make many panties drop, possibly including that of Beth (Christina Hendricks), Rio is man who knows what he is about, and will stop at nothing to get what he wants.
He is one of those bad boys your parents warned you about, the boy whose rugged looks and assertiveness lead you to make one stupid mistake after the other and it seems like Beth, who is already sunken too deep into the world of money laundering, will be following in that path. She cannot help the animal magnetism she feels towards Rio, and as Montana, who portrays him on ‘Good Girls’ puts it, “I think they’re on totally different sides of the spectrum and there’s something so damn appealing about it.”
“When you mix that with the adrenaline rush of what they’re getting into, I think there can’t help but be a lot of sex in the air,” he told MEAWW. And yes, there’s a lot of sexual tension between Rio and Beth. Will this be explored in detail come season 2? Montana got coy. “To be honest I’m not sure if they’ll actually cross the line. Our show creator Jenna Bans and all the writers are geniuses! I love how they keep everyone guessing,” he said.
That said, his real-life wife Adelfa Marr will have a small role on the show in season 2, and we cannot help but wonder if she will play his love interest. Montana, who pled the fifth when asked about his wife’s role, gushed about getting the opportunity to work with her. “Oh my god, working with my wife was the BEST! She’s not an actor. Our amazing casting director, Liz Dean, texted me one day and told me about a small role and asked if my wife would want to audition. I leaned over to her and said, 'Baby, you wanna audition for the show?' And before I could even explain the role she said, 'F*%k yes!' I love that woman.”
Marr’s role is left open-ended in season 2, making the possibility of her return pretty high. “Being able to work with her was something we’ll never forget and we got some great photos that are already on our wall,” said Montana.
We will get to see quite a bit of Rio’s family in season 2, with Montana saying we will get to see some “very important people in Rio’s life.” He elaborated, “For season 2 I was very happy with Rio’s storyline! I just want to be a good team player and do whatever is best for the show. It’s never about me, I just love my job! People will get to learn a lot more about Rio’s background, his family, the places he goes and what motivates him!”
And, what motivates him is money, according to Montana, who claims he doesn’t not see Rio as a “cocky, arrogant, or scary” man. Instead as a man who wants to make as much money as he can and get the hell out of the game. “It’s all business to him. He’s just playing chess. Yes, he has to do some bad things to get his way but it’s all about the money at the end of the day.”
“What he has with the girls is something he’s never been through before. They’re getting him into places he never thought of and they’re naïveté is intriguing to him. I think he likes schooling them,” added Montana.
Well, we will get to watch him schooling the girls a lot more in the coming season. So, don’t forget to watch season 2 of ‘Good Girls’ which premieres March 3.