Aspiring model Stacy (April Bowlby) was on the phone with her best friend Deb when Deb was involved in a fatal car accident. When Deb came back to Earth as Jane, Stacy was the first person she ran to for help -- and one of the only people to know her secret.
Aside from being bubbly, friendly, and optimistic, Stacy quickly proved herself to be an invaluable asset to the firm, often supplying quirky theories and doing independent research that helped Jane land wins in the courtroom. Stacy's sunny demeanor and model looks also drew Fred's attention, and he spent Season 1 pursuing her. But their first kiss was a step too far for Fred: Breaking heaven's rules wiped all Stacy's memories of him.
But his return in Season 2 meant a return to their courtship, and eventually Stacy fell for him. Their relationship progressed slowly but hopefully until Stacy booked a commercial that required her to kiss hot model co-stars, which hurt Fred's pride. In Season 3, Stacy finally landed a starring role on a TV show. She chose to keep her relationship with Fred a secret from the press -- for "publicity purposes," she said -- but her attraction to her co-star, Brian, was hard to deny. So hard to deny that the two shared a passionate kiss.
Fred confronted Stacy about the kiss and left in anger. Stacy, convinced Jane was the one who told Fred of her misdeed, pushes her best friend away, distraught at Jane's lack of loyalty. Diva behavior became more and more of Stacy's specialty as her newfound popularity went to her head. But when Brian stole a commercial deal out of from under her, then slept with her assistant, Stacy flipped out and punched him, then got arrested for assault. Grayson stepped in to help her clear the charges, and the two kissed, a move that both quickly admitted was a mistake -- but not before Jane saw and reported back to Fred, who immediately cancelled plans to reconcile with Stacy. Stacy found herself the victim of memory-wiping again in Season 4, after Fred confessed to all the secrets of his origins that he'd been hiding since they met.
With Fred officially gone and her acting career at a standstill, Stacy turned to baking. She accidentally invented a tasty new dessert called the pake after crossing a recipe for pie with a recipe for cake, and the treat soared in popularity. A new friend, Nikki, convinced Stacy to go into business with her on a new "pakery." Stacy agreed despite Jane's warnings that Nikki was untrustworthy, but ended up regretting her decision when Nikki turned out to be a con artist and ran off with Stacy's investment money. Stacy's friends convinced her not to abandon the pakery idea, but things came to a halt again when she got into hot water with a man who sued her, claiming that she stole the pake recipe from him. Stacy helped her legal defense win in the courtroom and successfully landed the patent for pakes.
View Stacy's best moments in pictures:
-Season 4, Episode 13: Jane's Getting Married
-Season 4, Episode 8: Road Trip
-Season 3, Episode 13: Change of Heart
-Season 2, Episode 4: Home Away From Home
-Season 1 Best Moments
During our Season 3 Premiere Twitter Party last night with “Drop Dead Diva” cast mates Jackson Hurst and Ben Feldman, Ben told us that Stacy’s hilarious one-liners were earning actress April Bowlby huge laughs. No surprise there, our girl(s) April and Stacy are hilarious!
Since Season 1, we’ve watched Stacy grow and adapt to some big changes you know, like, finding out her best friend had come back to life as someone else. But beyond dealing with Jane’s new life, she’s made major movement in her own. As we saw in last night’s episode, this season will be full of professional and personal developments for our bubbliest blonde BFF.
In an interview with “Entertainment Weekly,” April dished about what’s in store for Stacy and the rest of the Divas, including tumbling, edgy storylines, guest star secrets and more. The star even revealed that she and Fred get it on in a future (hmm, like maybe… next week?!) Season 3 episode. Read the interview here and tune in this Sunday at 9/8c for the next, all-new “Drop Dead Diva” Season 3 episode!
Maybe because it’s “Friday, Friday, Friday” or because I’m feeling extra girly in honor of the wedding-and-sundress-and-barbecue-filled long weekend ahead of us, but I wanted to give you a sneak peek at how the stars of “Drop Dead Diva” get all glammed-up in today’s Diva Dish!
Behold: actress April Bowlby gets a last-minute touch-up of her makeup on the set of Season 3. Looks like she’s ready for her close-up (although this naturally lovely lady would probably be anyway)!
I’ll let you all in on a little secret; the last few days I’ve been watching a lot (read: more than usual…) of the show in preparation for a special surprise for our biggest “Drop Dead Diva” fans out there, and I have rediscovered how amazing Stacy is! I know how could I forget in the first place? But, seeing her grow from a sweetly-shallow ingénue to the confident, take-charge woman at the end of Season 2 really inspired me. We could all learn a thing or two from Stacy and I know we could all use a friend like her! I wonder which of my friends would believe me if I died in a horrific citrus accident and came back to life in someone else’s body…
Now it's your turn to Diva Dish: What is your favorite Stacy moment from Seasons 1 and 2? And remember, if you have questions for "Drop Dead Diva" creator and executive producer, Josh Berman leave them in the comments below!
The beautiful April Bowlby, known as bubbly BFF Stacy in "Diva"-land is featured in Maxim's June 2011 issue! The article's lucky author takes Miss Bowlby on a first date and gets the scoop on what kind of guy the star goes for (hint: sounds like she could fall for a Fred in real life!), what her drink of choice is and first date no-nos.
For more, pick up the June 2011 issue of Maxim on newsstands now and watch April discuss her character Stacy below:
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