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'90210': Jessica Lowndes talks Adrianna's year of redemption

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Eight episodes into filming the new season of 90210, which kicks off tonight, Jessica Lowndes says Adrianna is hard at work into getting back into her friends’ good graces after being caught switching Silver’s (Jessica Stroup) bipolar medication. But who could blame the gang for making her work for it?

“She spent her summer trying to be a good person, and she’s truly apologetic for what she did,” says Lowndes. “She knows what she did was wrong, and she’s going out into the world and trying to redeem herself and show what a changed person she is and all that. At first, no one wants to really accept her, I think she finds allies with people who you really wouldn’t appreciate supporting her.”

Namely, Dixon (Tristan Wilds) ends up being a friendly face among the crowd after Adrianna takes a job as a waitress in Liam’s (Matt Lanter) bar and restaurant, which Lowndes couldn’t be happier about. “Our characters haven’t really interacted, but Dixon told my character that he’s there for her if she ever needs to talk to someone,” she says. “So that’s really her only friend at this point, but again, he doesn’t really know if he can trust her. At the end of the day she is a good person. I’m excited, the scenes are a lot nicer this year.”

But, Lowndes warns, that doesn’t mean life will be simple. “She’s a very dramatic person, and I feel like she’s addicted to drama,” she says. “But I think hitting rock bottom, literally, last season it was, a changing point and kind of a wake up call to her, she vowed to become a better person, and this season she really just wants to make her amends. So the first couple of episodes, that’s what all of her motives are, to just kind of get back with Silver as a friend.”

Later on, things will turn political, when Adrianna is hired to create a video campaign to reach the youth vote for Brandy’s character Marissa Jackson-Lewis, a young politician running for California congress against Teddy’s (Trevor Donovan) conservative uncle. “[Teddy’s uncle] is anti-all the things that she’s for, and that’s kind of including gay marriage. There’s a lot of controversy and obviously Silver gets on board because that’s always been a passion of hers. You saw that when she was on The Blaze at West Bev. So you’re going to see a lot of different views, which is great.”

90210’s new season kicks off tonight on the CW.

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