The fifth season of Freeform's hit sitcom, Baby Daddy, has started off with a bang! Danny (Derek Theler) and Riley (Chelsea Kane) are finally together, and there's someone new around who could potentially be a love interest for Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) . In last week's episode, "Ben-Geance," an old high school crush interviewed as the new bar manager. Her name is Sam and she is played by the beautiful and talented Daniella Monet!
Not to spoil too much, but Ben was in love with her in high school, and she never noticed him, so now he's trying his best to get her attention. But in tonight's episode, "The Dating Game," it looks like she may be more interested in the other Wheeler brother, Danny!
We spoke with Monet about playing Sam on Baby Daddy and what it was like to join this hilarious cast:
PopWrapped: Thank you so much for taking time to talk with us about your role on Baby Daddy! So you’re coming into Baby Daddy in its fifth season. What was it like to join this cast?
Daniella Monet: It was pretty awesome! I actually love working on sitcoms. I’m working on a cast-driven sitcom. They have such a good thing going so far, and everyone working together just works so well. Everyone has something really special to bring. It’s been really cool jumping in and trying to find my way. It felt really natural and organic, and I’m just so glad and fortunate to be a part of something so cool.
PW; What do you love about Sam?
DM: Sam is just a cool chick! I love that she’s a manager of a bar. I love that she has a lot of layers to her, and you guys will definitely see that throughout the season. She was Ben’s crush growing up, but she doesn’t really remember him, but there’s some history with the cast and it’s going to be exciting to see that.
PW: It looks like Sam might be into Danny, what can you tease for the fans about this week’s episode?
DM: Yeah, I think she had a crush on him in high school. I think she’s older now and things have changed, like he’s with Riley and this and that. I think there’s something there, but you’re definitely going to have to tune in and watch it!
PW: So I have to ask you, how did you keep a straight face in the scenes with Sam and Ben?
DM: You know JL (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) is really really really good. He is so good. Everyone in the cast is amazing, but I got to audition with JL to just see the chemistry, and right off the bat it just felt right. I felt like we had a really good banter, and being with him in scenes made it that much better. It really just brings it to the next level and Sam and Ben really have something good going.
PW: Fun question, which Wheeler brother would you choose?
DM: That’s a good question! Probably Ben, because in real life I love kids so I think, yeah!
(We'd pick Ben too!)
We're hoping to see a lot more of Daniella Monet's character Sam on Baby Daddy this season. Be sure to watch new episodes airing on Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c on Freeform.
Check out a sneak peak from tonight's episode below: