August 13, 2022 | 1:00pm
Warning: Contains spoilers from Season 3
“Never Have I Ever” seen truthful overmuch drama!
Season 2 of “Never Have I Ever” near viewers with the blessed ending everyone had been pining for; Devi and Paxton were officially fellow and girlfriend. Unfortunately, Daxton isn’t meant to beryllium (at slightest for now) and there’s adjacent a caller emotion involvement named Des (played by Anirudh Pisharody).
“Season 3 ends successful a mode wherever we don’t cognize precisely what happens,” Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, who plays Devi, told Page Six. “But I was precise very shocked by each the melodramatic turns her emotion beingness takes, whether it was with the caller character, Des, oregon the breakup with Paxton. I was like, ‘Dang!'”
Ramakrishnan said she tin subordinate to Devi … to an extent.
“I consciousness similar I subordinate to her, successful her travel being precise universal, successful the consciousness of her self-love journey, I tin decidedly subordinate to that arsenic I consciousness galore radical tin subordinate tot to that due to the fact that I haven’t ever loved myself,” the Canadian-born histrion explained.
“I deliberation personality-wise, Devi and I are mode much different,” she continued, describing herself arsenic “more chill” due to the fact that she cared little astir her grades successful precocious school. “Devi is mode much aggravated erstwhile it comes to school.”
Amazingly, “Never Have I Ever” is Ramakrishnan’s archetypal ever role.
She was chosen by co-creator Mindy Kaling retired of thousands of candidates aft filming her audition portion astatine a section room utilizing her mom’s camera.
“I would emotion to archer you that I felt I had a accidental and that I felt confident,” she explained with a laugh. “That was perfectly not the truth. I felt precise overmuch truthful similar I was doing thing for fun, a random video of maine would beryllium sent to these random radical successful LA and they would possibly get a laughter retired of it and determination on. I thought I had nary accidental but I was like, ‘Eh what’d I gotta lose?'”
Ramakrishnan, who called her casting a “Cinderella story,” is besides keenly alert of what her relation means to South-East Asian girls.
“To perceive truthful galore fans speech astir however they consciousness truthful represented by the show, that warms my heart,” she said. “That’s 1 of my favourite instrumentality interactions due to the fact that it’s truthful agelong overdue, really.”
And for whether she hopes Devi ends up with Paxton successful Season 4, fans whitethorn beryllium amazed by the answer.
“I americium hoping that Devi ends up with existent self-love and self-respect,” Ramakrishnan replied.