She clearly doesn’t care about her outward appearance, to her detriment at times. TVLINE Will we see mild-mannered Jordan get flustered by a fella? She’s going to come in strictly as Rafe’s physical therapist and you’re just going to see more happen, slowly. He gets quite frustrated because she’s not giving him any feedback in his therapy — she’s trying so hard to be closed off that she’s going overboard. We actually have that exact scene where Kate says something like, “I understand I can be intimidating to some people” and Jordan makes it a point to say, “And for the record, you don’t intimidate me in the least.” She’s not bitchy, she’s just very businesslike.
She has a few secrets, obviously, but as of now they’re in the closet. At first he is a little thrown off that she’s so impersonal. So she sees that it’s affecting him, once she sees that he needs that, that’s the turning point. But I think obviously with her and Kate that dynamic will eventually turn a little more antagonistic.
And then he kind of sees it as a game, trying to get into her head and figure out who she is. TVLINE What might fans be surprised to know about your scene partner Galen? When we go to check out, you’d think our platters are switched.
He’s got a fun-loving side, so he keeps trying to get past the closed-off wall she has up, and he gets shut down quite a few times. We go to lunch together all the time, because we’re always running our lines, and I was surprised to see this guy eat a salad Every. I and working with Dana Delany was really fun, to kind of like play a little badass on a motorcycle — that was also very opposite of Amanda and very opposite me.
TVLINE So for people who only know you as Amanda Dillon, Jordan is 100-percent different. Amanda was more like the underdog you rooted for who always bumbled along making all the wrong decisions, but with the best intentions at times.
Jordan comes onto the canvas strong, very smart, very take-charge, all business — which Amanda never was. They really spent a lot of time building the foundation — like old-school soaps, where you would bring out a character as recurring and people would start to warm up to them.
” Basically, the answer was, “Not a lot.” TVLINE What were some of the theories you heard from either reporters or fans? Kate (played by Lauren Koslow) brings in a physical therapist for Rafe (Galen Gering).
One headline said that I was going to be playing a vixen, but the thing is it wasn’t in quotations and I had to tell fans, “Be careful. Now, the funny thing is that Kate and Rafe have had this kind of “friends with benefits” thing going on, and she thinks she’s bringing in a guy — because “Jordan Ridgeway” sounds masculine.