When we first see Shoshanna in this episode she'd been waiting alone at the party for hours. How does she fit within this group of girls? Can she fare on her own?
She's definitely the naïve one of the bunch, but they all love her. They find her endearing, and they all relate to her differently. Jessa, at first, just finds her amusing, but they develop a more real relationship. I think she's fine on her own, but she'd probably just stand in a corner and bop her head. I don't think she really interacts with other people.
Shoshanna and Jessa are related but don't act too much alike. Have they been close? What's their relationship like?
I think Shoshanna has probably idolized Jessa and Jessa never even thought much about Shoshanna. They don't have much to do with each other at the beginning, but as the series goes on they develop more of a real loving relationship. Shoshanna realizes that Jessa isn't perfect and Jessa realizes Shoshanna has something to offer.
There's a lot more to Shoshanna than her introduction as the girl who's obsessed with 'Sex and the City.' How has she grown over the season?
She has a lot of illuminating experiences that the other girls bring her into. I think she steps into herself a bit more as the season goes on, becoming a bit more grounded. She's still trying to be a perfect version of what she thinks she's supposed to be, but she allows herself to be a little bit more herself.
When complimented on her outfit, she reflexively says, "Oh, it's 6 months old." Does she care a lot about clothes? What is her personal style?
She most definitely cares about clothing, but I don't know if she knows what her own personal taste is. I think she's so busy reading magazines and worrying about what the right thing to wear is all the time that she ends up dressing like an asshole. I'd be interested to know what her actual style sense is, as opposed to what she thinks it should be.