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Allius Barnes Discusses the Most Recent Episode of ‘Cruel Summer’

Allius Barnes takes on the role of the loyal and loveable Vince Fuller — Jeannette and Mallory’s best friend in Freeform’s newest psychological thriller. I got to speak with the actor all about episode 3 of the series, “Off With a Bang,” before it aired so beware: we will be getting into spoilers. New episodes of Cruel Summer air Tuesdays at 10 PM EDT/PDT on FreeForm and are available the next day on Hulu.

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Cruel Summer follows the stories of Kate Wallis, the popular girl with a charmed life, and Jeanette Turner, the nerdy wannabee. When Kate goes missing, everything points to Jeanette’s guilt, but with different points of view in each episode, the audience is left wondering who is actually telling the truth? The show takes place over three summers in the ’90s and begs the question, how can one girl go from being a sweet and awkward outlier to the most despised person in America?

Watch my interview with the talented actor below to hear what he had to say about his character, Vince and Ben, the show’s unique storytelling, his first reactions to the script, the message he hopes fans get from the series, and so much more!

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