AE: Right! OK, so here’s what I want to do. I’m going to ask you about the five most iconic Paige McCullers GIFs that I always see making the rounds on the Tumblr machine, and I want you to tell me a little bit about each scene. The first one, of course, is the scene in season one where Paige comes out to Emily, where she says, “If I say out loud ‘I’m gay,’ it’s going to change everything.
LS: Oh, wow. That scene. I had no idea that scene was going to become what it was. At that point, I don’t think I had a full understanding of how important it was for people to see that kind of coming out, how important Paige would be to people. I think I probably just didn’t want to put so much pressure on myself. But as soon as we started filming it, everything just happened. I looked at Shay — I swear, every time I look at that chick — I have never been able to just cry, but when I just relax and just look at her, something happens. That was the first time it happened between us. It was our first big emotional scene. And I remember saying afterward that I felt so good and so moved, like I had given everything I had.
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