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When ABC’s “Suburgatory” first premiered, it was easy to dismiss the blonde and vapid Dalia Royce (Carly Chaikin) as just another stereotypical mean girl, but as the show has developed, so has Dalia — she’s become one of show’s most unexpected delights, with Chaikin’s deadpan delivery proving the perfect counterbalance for some of the comedy’s broader moments.
This week’s episode, titled “How to Be a Baby,” (Wednesday, March 6 at 9:30 p.m. EST) sees Dalia giving the lovelorn Mr. Wolfe (Rex Lee) some unexpected advice, as well as stealing two of the week’s most memorable scenes. HuffPost TV caught up with Chaikin to preview tonight’s episode and find out what’s ahead for our favorite spoiled Chatswinian.
In this week’s episode, we get to see a very special and unique Dalia trait, which is called “dry crying.” How did you come up with that performance?
Oh my God. I haven’t even seen that yet. Well, filming that was actually really funny. For that scene, we did a bunch of just random takes, where they just let the camera roll, and basically, I just did whatever came to mind and I cannot wait to see what they pick. We had one where it was an extreme close-up on my mouth … It was so funny.
The episode shows Dalia being an advice guru of sorts for a heartbroken Mr. Wolfe, but Dalia isn’t exactly the first person you’d think of when it comes to imparting wisdom …
I think Dalia is good at getting revenge. There’s stuff that comes out later in the season, and I think this kind of foreshadows that a little bit, about how Dalia wants to hurt people who hurt her … So any chance [she has] to get back at someone who has hurt [someone], she takes advantage of that opportunity to do that.