Jayma Mays says Emma Pilsbury's OCD leanings may be brushed clean by her dentist boyfriend Carl (John Stamos).
“I definitely think [the producers] are pushing Emma towards a wonderful arc,” says Mays, who promises big developments in her character’s romance with Carl (played by John Stamos).
“They're pushing her towards getting a little bit more ‘well,’ if you want to call it that or say it that way,” she tells PopcornBiz. “Even though I hate saying that she was sick – she wasn't sick before. But I think she's becoming a bit freer, a little bit more fancy-free – I think that's the word! And I think they're kind of pushing her in that direction a little more, which is nice. It's giving her somewhere to go.”
Mays says that as Emma and Carl’s relationship blossoms, it may also run the risk of entering a danger zone. “But I think it's a danger zone in a good way. I think he's pushing it on her in a fun way, in a healthy way. He's helping her break free a little bit, which is exactly what she needs. And you know, it's possible that she needs this relationship for her relationship with Will to work one day – that's what I think.”
While Emma gets less uptight about her neat-freak, uber-structured routines, Mays is also relaxing over the one nerve-wracking part of her gig: singing and dancing. After knocking it out of the park on “Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch-a Touch Me” in the “Rocky Horror” tribute episode, she’s ready for another number.
“I would like to do some more – you know, it's not something that I do every day, so I get anxiety when I think about having to do it,” she admits. “But I'm finding it more and more fun and I love the challenge of it. So I would – any time they want to throw a number my way I'd be happy to do it.”