‘The Bold Type’ Star Katie Stevens Wants to See ‘Faking It’ 10 Years Later

Katie Stevens got her start on the MTV series Faking It. She and Rita Volk played friends who pretend to be gay, hoping it makes them popular. It was a poignant show about teens exploring their sexuality and satirizing popularity. It only lasted three seasons and Stevens moved on to The Bold Type.

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Katie Stevens attends the premiere of Disney’s “Aladdin” | Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Stevens spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet today about her new horror film Haunt. We’ll have more with Stevens on Haunt, but we got to ask her how she still thinks about Faking It and what roles she wanted to take after. Haunt is in theaters Friday, September 13.

Where would Karma and Amy from ‘Faking It’ be 10 years later

The final season of Faking It aired in 2016. Katie Stevens wonders where Karma (Stevens) and Amy (Volk) would be in 2026.

“I wonder what, if we were to have done a 10 years in the future Faking It characters, where they would be,” Stevens said. “Would they all still be friends? What would have happened?”

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Katie Stevens is seen at ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ | RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images

It’s only been three years. Let’s check back with MTV in another six or seven and maybe they’d be up for a Faking It reunion.

“It could still happen,” Stevens laughed. “Never say never.”

Katie Stevens is grateful ‘Faking It’ fans got some closure

Whether MTV goes for Katie Stevens’ Faking It: 10 Years Later idea or not, the fans did find out what happened to the characters.

“I think that was a great thing that Carter Covington, our showrunner, did,” Stevens said. “He wrote for the fans, he wrote this is what another season would have looked like for these characters. I am thankful and grateful to Carter for doing that for the fans. I know we wish that we continued and were able to end that the way we wanted.”

‘Faking It’ and ‘The Bold Type’ show the real Katie Stevens

The three years of Faking It did parallel Katie Stevens’ teen years only a few years before.

“It’s always easy to play somebody who’s not too far off and is just a little bit more of an extreme version of yourself,” Stevens said. “I feel like Karma really emulated a lot of how I was when I was in high school. Like, high energy and hopeless romantic type.”

Likewise, The Bold Type represents Katie Stevens today.

Katie Stevens and Aisha Dee
Aisha Dee and Katie Stevens attend the 2019 ABC Walt Disney Television Upfront | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

“Now playing Jane on The Bold Type, she’s a little bit more Type A but she’s still a close version to who I am right now in my mid-20s,” Stevens said. 

After ‘Faking It’ and ‘The Bold Type,’ Katie Stevens wanted to play someone different

The movies Katie Stevens made between TV shows were the horror films Polaroid and Haunt.

Katie Stevens in Haunt
Katie Stevens in the horror/thriller HAUNT | Momentum Pictures

“I think that I’m always trying to challenge myself and I’m always trying to take on things that are different from characters that I’ve already played. So I think that playing something like in a horror movie, it’s really exciting and it’s fun because they’re situations that I would never be in. I think as an actor you always want to challenge yourself and put yourself in positions like that to be like okay, how would this affect me? How do I become this person who’s so vastly different from who I am.”

Katie Stevens, interview with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, 9/12/19