Desna is getting in deeper when season 2 of Claws kicks off Sunday night.
“Season 1 was all about Desna trying to get out from under the Dixie Mafia, but now she’s leaning in,” Niecy Nash — who stars as the nail salon owner-turned-money launderer — says in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly. “One of the women from the Russian Mafia is a new mentor and is putting her on a fast track to becoming a queenpin.”
But just because Desna is starting a new career path, it doesn’t mean she’s given up her original business goals.
“Desna still has dreams of owning that ultimate salon,” says Nash,48. “And we can’t really get away from the salon because you have to have a place to launder the money, so you will still see quite a bit of shenanigans that happen in the salon.”
And while Desna’s got more cash than she used to, she’s still rocking her signature look.
“She has a little bit more money, so things are a little bit more high-end. I think she finally leans into her first pair of Christian Louboutins this season,” Nash says. “But let me tell you one thing that has not happened: Those jumpsuits have not gotten any looser…. Some days Niecy would like them a little looser, but Desna’s like, “No, can I get this a little tighter?”
Season 2 of Claws premieres Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on TNT.