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Nashville Blog: Clare Bowen Talks about Scarlett's Emotional Journey

Nashville Blog: Clare Bowen Talks about Scarlett's Emotional Journey

Originally posted 12/04/2014 04:50PM

Every week, a member of the Nashville cast will blog about the latest episode of the hit show. This week, Australian actress Clare Bowen, who plays Scarlett O'Connor, chats about her character's journey from being a people pleaser to a more self-aware individual.

Scarlett is a very accommodating individual. She had an abusive upbringing. Her mother was a figure of tyranny. She screamed at her and caused chaos all the time. That was Scarlett's entire childhood – trying to take care of her mother who was incapacitated by grief or emotion. So Scarlett grew up trying to be quiet, trying to hide and be as unobtrusive as possible. She is terrified of people. She is frightened of being yelled at. She doesn't like being the center of attention because every time she's been the center of attention, it's been abusive. So she is a people pleaser.

She was told she had this beautiful voice and that she belonged on the stage. That's what everybody said. The majority of people say they worship celebrity, but Scarlett is not one of those people. Just because she has the talent doesn't mean she is one of those people who is clamoring to get on stage. So she was thrown into this very high level, working with Rayna at the top of the country music industry. For someone who is really shy, she really did it for the wrong reasons. She did it to make other people happy. She doesn't like letting people down. She stopped doing that, she stopped hurting herself to make other people happy.

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Harley Pasternak: The Latest 'Moos' About Milk

Harley Pasternak: The Latest 'Moos' About Milk

Originally posted 12/04/2014 12:15PM

Thinking of incorporating soymilk or almond milk into your diet? Read this first

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Survivor: Natalie Makes an Odd Choice, and What's Up with Jon?

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Natalie Makes an Odd Choice, and What's Up with Jon?

Originally posted 12/04/2014 09:50AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"It's always that same question: Who can I trust the most?"
– Russell Hantz, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

You guys, help me make up my mind. What do we think of Jon Misch?

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Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea's One Great Move for Toned Legs

Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea's One Great Move for Toned Legs

Originally posted 12/03/2014 08:30AM

Master this simple squat exercise for lean, strong thighs

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Lightning Misses Twice for Broadway Beaux

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Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: Lightning Misses Twice for Broadway Beaux

Originally posted 11/27/2014 10:30AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"I think there's a direct correlation between opening your big fat mouth and the idol having to get played."
– Reynold Toepfer, Survivor: Caramoan

Poor Josh and Reed. Have there ever been two such near-misses in Survivor history?

At the merge, Josh had been set to lead his majority alliance to victory. He had orchestrated the perfect blindside of Jeremy – until Julie quit the game and the Meat Brothers alienated Jaclyn. Within three days, Josh went from the strongest strategist to the mayor of Ponderosa.

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Marla Sokoloff Blogs: Learning to Love Two

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Marla Sokoloff Blogs: Learning to Love Two

Originally posted 11/26/2014 08:45PM

"Even though Elliotte is clearly jazzed about having a sibling, I can't help but have a heavy heart about how it may make her feel once the baby comes," the actress writes

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Julianne Hough's DWTS Photo Diary: My Finale Look Was 'Naughty Audrey!'

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Julianne Hough's DWTS Photo Diary: My Finale Look Was 'Naughty Audrey!'

Originally posted 11/25/2014 02:30PM

See the star's super-glam gown (and some sexy photos from behind the scenes!)

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Celeb Trainer Erin Oprea's Calorie-Torching Thanksgiving Workouts

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Celeb Trainer Erin Oprea's Calorie-Torching Thanksgiving Workouts

Originally posted 11/25/2014 02:00PM

These heart-pumping moves are sure to jump start your Turkey Day

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Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: My Goal Now Is to Win

Dancing With the Stars

Janel Parrish's DWTS Blog: My Goal Now Is to Win

Originally posted 11/24/2014 10:00AM

Janel Parrish is best known for playing Mona Vanderwaal on the TV drama Pretty Little Liars. She's been paired with pro Val Chmerkovskiy for season 19 of Dancing with the Stars, and she'll be blogging for PEOPLE about her experience on the hit ABC show.

It's honestly surreal to be going into the finals tonight. I don't know how it happened so quickly. I feel like just yesterday I was having my first rehearsal with Val! It's amazing, it's exciting, and I'm also really sad for this journey to end.

I'm kind of surprised I stuck around this long. Honestly, my goal was just to make it through each week, and now I have a new goal, which is to win. Now that it's actually here and it's in sight, I want to go all the way and I want to go all the way with Val and I want us to win.

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Survivor: A Shocking Twist Turns the Season Upside Down

Survivor

Stephen Fishbach's Survivor Blog: A Shocking Twist Turns the Season Upside Down

Originally posted 11/20/2014 10:25AM

Stephen Fishbach was the runner-up on Survivor: Tocantins and has been blogging about Survivor strategy for PEOPLE since 2009. Follow him on Twitter @stephenfishbach.

"Someone flips over that quickly to our side, it's just as easy to flip-flop back."
– Jerri Manthey, Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains

Wednesday night's episode of Survivor presented us with two shocking possibilities.

Could San Juan del Sur turn out to be a good season? And could Jon Misch actually be a good strategist?

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