‘One Of Us Is Lying’s Annalisa Cochrane Reveals If She Knows Who Killed [Spoiler] In Finale Twist

‘One Of Us Is Lying’s Annalisa Cochrane Reveals If She Knows Who Killed [Spoiler] In Finale Twist

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‘One Of Us Is Lying’ dropped its biggest twist of all in the finale. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Annalisa Cochrane about that jaw-dropping death, that final scene, what it means for a possible season 2, and more.

One Of Us Is Lying just took things to the next level. The season finale of the Peacock YA series went in a very different direction than the book. Jake, who was responsible for Simon’s death, ended up dead after a fight in the woods with Addy, Janae, and Cooper. When the Bayview Four and Janae returned to school, they all went their separate ways. But they all looked at each other when they got the same Simon Says text: “Do as I tell you. Or everyone will know what you did.”

HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with Annalisa Cochrane about the show’s game-changing twist. She revealed that the original script revealed who pulled the trigger on Jake, but that has since been changed. The actress also discussed Addy’s freeing haircut moment, Addy’s toxic relationship with Jake, and her hopes for season 2.

Annalisa Cochrane as Addy Prentiss. (Peacock)

Going into this you probably knew how it ended or when you first started this journey, right? 
Annalisa Cochrane: Kind of. Honestly, it was when we were in quarantine in New Zealand that we were reading the scripts and found out. Even then, what we originally read changed as the season went on so there was a lot of talking back and forth between the writers and Karen [McManus], who was very involved, about what they wanted to portray in that final scene and see what happens.

In the book, there’s an intense and visceral final confrontation between Addy and Jake. The show does have a confrontation, but Jake ends up dead. What was your reaction to the twist?
Annalisa Cochrane: I love that it’s slightly different than the book. I love that there is such an intense ending to it. Jake is such a horrible, horrible person, and I think to continue a character like that in season 2 made a good ending so that there’s just this whole other mystery going on with the Bayview Four. I was a little disheartened because I wanted Addy to have that final moment with Jake. I really loved the way the book had that fight even with Janae and Jake, but then I think that they brought it all together in the end. I think, knock on wood, if we get to season 2, there’s some exciting stuff that Addy is going to get to explore.

Did they tell you who pulled the trigger? 
Annalisa Cochrane: The original script had someone pulling the trigger, and then they changed it. And it might change from there.

How do you feel about who did it? 
Annalisa Cochrane: I can’t tell you anything. But I think it’s brilliant. Wherever they go, I think it’s brilliant.

What happened to his body? Do you guys know that?
Annalisa Cochrane: We also have theories. It’s so funny because we were on set and discussing it. It’s such a dramatic ending in the best way. We were all talking to the writers and showrunner Dario [Madrona] and we’re like, “Just tell us the details.” We were trying to pitch our own theories to him for what we think will happen in season 2. I don’t know if they’ll take any of it, but I will say it’s in very capable hands. Erica [Saleh], our creator, is fantastic.

Addy and Jake’s relationship was extremely toxic. He was abusive to her. In the finale, Addy obviously freaked out after he was shot. What is going through her mind in that moment? She did have feelings for him, but they were wrapped up in toxicity.
Annalisa Cochrane: There’s like that frozen moment that she has. It’s absolute shock and then, as you said, she made the choice to go back to him. Even when she saw something that was so incriminating, she made the choice to side with him. I think it speaks to a lot of women in general where we so often will go back to the thing that we know is wrong for us because we hold so much love and so much care for that person or that thing. That’s the same with Addy. She can’t just pretend those 4 years didn’t happen. This man, maybe as toxic or controlling as he was, loved her in his own way. He gave her a world and maybe a future, and I think she’d fully imagined what their kids were going to look like. I think she’d fully imagined what type of house, the specifics of their life together. I think, even knowing everything that he could have done and did, there’s absolute shock and then just this grief. I wanted to in that scene just let go in hysterics. For Addy, I think she feels she’s completely alone and lost, and then you see her turn back to Janae. I think there’s a realization. Janae comforts her and there’s a realization that she’s not alone. I think she thought losing Jake the first time was the end of her world and losing Jake the second time, as hard as it is, she knows it’s not the end of the world.

There has to be a guilt aspect on her end, too.
Annalisa Cochrane: I think also leading up to it, her constantly thinking like maybe what did I do wrong? Like, obviously, she cheated on him. But even later on finding out more and more, she’s like, maybe what could I have done to stop him earlier? He’s always made her feel bad. He’s always put guilt on her, and so maybe it’s her feeling I’m the reason for all of this.

Annalisa Cochrane and Barrett Carnahan as Addy and Jake. (Peacock)

The Halloween party is when it all fell apart. When do you think was the moment that Addy realized that her friends were telling the truth? Where do you think that switch was?
Annalisa Cochrane: When Janae reminds her about pancakes because they held that moment in the diner in episode 4. They’re talking about pancakes and Addy says she doesn’t really like pancakes, and then she orders them because she’s so stressed out. She realized that Jake would control everything about her, so she has no idea who she is without him. She has no idea in the beginning, so I think it’s that little reminder from Janae and from someone who actually loves her and shows her what love is. Addy not having to put on anything but Addy herself is loved by Janae and loves Janae. I think that reminder that this man is not who he is on the surface, I think it’s in that moment. I hope you can see it, the little eye flicker, but there’s this little thing. I think that’s the minute she’s like, oh… and then badass of her to still be able to hold it together and talk to him and play the room.

In the final moments of the finale, it appears the Bayview Four and Janae are no longer friends. Do you think they’re not friends? Do you think they made a pact to stay apart? 
Annalisa Cochrane: I don’t know what I’m really allowed to say, but I personally think there’s a little bit to protect whatever happened in the woods that night. I think there is a little bit of a pact that everyone will just go back to their other lives, their lives before. But, of course, that final scene when they get those texts, you know that Bronwyn is making some sort of plan. You know she’s texting her people.

They also get that Simon Says text message, and this person knows what they did. Who do you think it is? Who was the first person that popped into your mind when you read that in the script?
Annalisa Cochrane: I truly don’t know. I thought that it could be Maeve, but then I’m also like these writers are so smart. The way they made it almost too obvious. Maeve walks away and then the text notification pops up. I’m like, they’re going to red herring us. We’re going to think it’s one person, and it’s not going to be them. So I don’t know, maybe a character that wasn’t in the final few will make some reappearances.

I think it could be TJ. I feel like there’s a lot that was left unsaid with him. He could have followed them.
I think that we just haven’t explored TJ or Evan. I think Evan can make a little comeback. Even Vanessa. We only know these characters on a very surface level. There is so much more just with the Bayview Four. Humans are so much more complex, so I totally could see any of those three being it too. TJ is a good one, though, because you see that there’s an angry side to him.

When it comes to TJ and Addy… they slept together and things snowballed from there. What do you think of the dynamic between Addy and Jake? I feel like she doesn’t know what love is outside of Jake.
Annalisa Cochrane: TJ references it in one scene, but TJ and Addy have always had that best friendship that you can have with someone. You maybe don’t even know them that well, but you feel so comfortable with them. Addy getting to spit water out of her nose in front of him and laughing so hard, that’s something that she would never be able to do in front of Jake. I think that TJ allows her to be her most free, funny, weird self. Jake wants her to be perfect and fit in the box of the perfect life, the perfect girlfriend. Addy is not that, and she already has that from her mom. She doesn’t need that from a boyfriend. I think that her little interactions with TJ, and I wish there could be more, but I think that they really allow her to first see who she could be. She likes who she is in his company. I think he’s the first one who kind of lets her explore who she is then with the Bayview Four.

One of Addy’s biggest moments is when she cuts her hair. It’s such a freeing moment for her. What was it like filming that scene and seeing that weight come off her shoulders like that?
Annalisa Cochrane: It was such a powerful scene to film. Honestly, the way they did it, it felt like I was cutting my own hair. Just the weight of playing Addy before, the insecurities and the anxiety and the drug-taking to be able to survive the day, there was something about all of that sitting on my shoulders the day that we filmed where it was just like, you cut it off and you’re free. And then being able to walk into the school, and they were playing the song “Brutal” by Olivia Rodrigo on the loudspeaker. It was everything. It’s such a nice moment as an actor because it’s so obvious. You see the change. There were a lot of conversations. I was willing to cut my hair, but then it was hard with continuity. I think, as a woman, we’re so tied a lot of times to our hair, and seeing her do it, I’m like, do I do it?

Addy at Simon’s funeral. (Peacock)

That was a first step in truly ending her relationship with Jake. I think that relationship is so important to showcase, especially in a high school setting, because  I feel like so many young girls don’t view those relationships as toxic or even abusive, even though they are. What was it like exploring that complicated relationship with Barrett? 
Annalisa Cochrane: It’s so important. I mean, thank goodness, the term gaslighting has become common because we as women get gaslit all the time. I’m so grateful I got the opportunity to work with Barrett because, as a man, he’s so open to having conversations and talking about things maybe where he even has shortcomings or doesn’t see something in a certain way because he comes from such a male perspective. We do a scene and after the day’s done you kind of just start talking about that stuff. As women, we’re often giving credit to everybody else, and men sometimes will take that and run with their the ideas that maybe you gave and not give proper credit, or they’ll belittle you in these relationships, especially the younger you are, you don’t recognize it and you just want to be loved. It was really, really great to be able to talk it out and discuss and see where people come from and perspectives. It’s so sad. It’s so prevalent in relationships.

The ending left things wide open for season 2. What else would you like to see explored with Addy?
Annalisa Cochrane: I just want to explore Addy’s friendship and relationships with everybody more than anything. I think getting to see who she is, who she is becoming outside of everything, it’s something that’s not really touched on. But for sharp-sighted fans, they’ll notice that Addy has a little drawing ability to her. In her room, we put up all these little sketches and that’s something that’s probably not encouraged with Jake, but she fully has her own art dreams. I want to explore who she is without anybody else as well. She has her friends but without a partner or relationship. But then also getting to see how she deals with potential TJ, potential Janae, whoever, whatever. Also, let’s talk about focusing more on her female friendships. Let’s see her and Bronwyn go do more things.

Atwood – Rain Dance Lyrics

This hit the charts
I’m too clean with this rappin’ shit
I’ma get lit
Homie I’m about my money

This that shit that you hear about
f**k boys takin them earrings out
Bout to bring this whole buildin’ down
Kill the king and then steal the crown
I am next
A T dub Double O D, Yuh
This that dope make you OD, Uh
Only speak from the podium
I sell out let the homies come with

They didn’t like me at first
They call me white so i wifed it shit now I’m bangin, like coke
Shit now I thank em this shits amazing
I say what I’m worth
I’m hangin on words like a stick figure
Get figures
Go figure
Remember i had no figures
Like hoe did ya
Know gold diggers won’t roll with ya
When you broke
Oh, TJ that’s that squad shit, we so cold (free-zang)
That’s that squad shit we so cold
That’s that squad shit we so cold
Yo yo yo

I was less paid than ever
Shit, better late than never. .i guess
I’m a diamond under pressure
This jewel is gettin’ heavier, i bet
She likes all my songs when they come on bet she hate austin tho
This flexing shit ain’t hard to do
Comin’ live from the barbecue
Grillin’
South side hangin’ with the villains
(where)
We don’t care about your feelings
(swear)
You are not that appealin’
That’s just my opinion i hope that u hearin’ it
(clear)

Vybz Kartel Previews Two New Raunchy Singles Coming Soon


Vybz Kartel previews two new raunchy singles for the Christmas holiday.

The Gazanation boss teased the upcoming singles, “My Boo” and “Watch Over Us,” on his Instagram last night. The songs were produced by TJ Records and could arrive as early as this weekend, sources told us. “LIKE I SAID!!!…GAZAGURLZ LETS PARTY TOGETHER THIS CHRISTMAS.WANNA BE MY BOO? COMING SOON,” Kartel wrote. We’re told that the singles could arrive as early as tomorrow night.

“Think of these two tracks as a Christmas treat for the ladies from the Worl’Boss,” sources said. “TJ [Records] had these tracks in the vault for a little while and we think its the right time to release them. The single “My Boo” is a bit of a dancehall love song that will showcase Kartel’s versatility. You will find that The Teacha won’t come with the same style and flow with every song, it’s always something different.”

Since around August, Vybz Kartel has been dropping an average of two songs per week and is showing no signs of slowing down. This week he already released one song and could drop two more by tomorrow. Despite being behind bars since 2011, Kartel seems like he is the hardest working artist in dancehall currently.

#vybzkartel new song #myboo coming soon

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#vybzkartel dropping new song “Watch Over Us” tomorrow

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Are Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm Working On New Music

Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm are reportedly working on some new music with TJ Records.

Kartel’s protege recently received a buzz in the dancehall space thanks to a gritty new single “No Frauds” that is being promoted as a Popcaan diss record. Gaza sources have confirmed with Dancehall HipHop that the two deejays, who are currently serving time for murder, are planning to drop a collaborative project. The project will be either a mixtape or full-length album feature the two deejays and produced by Kartel’s longtime producer TJ.

“This project been in the pipeline for a while and both of them (Vybz Kartel and Shawn Storm) feels the time is now right,” sources said. “TJ Records has a lot of previously recorded material from both Kartel and Shawn Storm like hit-worthy material so they have been quietly working on the project for a while.” Our sources told us that this is an effort to keep the Gazantion fans happy and keep the careers of both artists relevant in dancehall.

Shawn Storm has been very loyal to Vybz Kartel and even rejected a plea deal from the prosecution in their high-profile murder trial to testify against Kartel. This could be seen as a reward for his loyalty since Vybz Kartel already have albums in the works and has been keeping himself relevant since his incarceration in 2011.

Sep 30, Vybz Kartel – Miracle ft. Demarco & Kada Lyrics

Me tell unno, Me tell unno already

Gonna take a miracle
Me tell unno, Me tell unno already

Hold on, whole a dem gang up
Everybody have a problem with Addi
Who is it yow, more mi a pree city deh soh
Soon zip it, dem a try stop me food ticket
But if you a nuh di bredda pon the crucifix
If you caah feed everybody wid few fishies and five bread
If You caah make water tun inna wine stop waste time
If you caah heal blind or raise dead

Cause it gonna take a miracle
Fi over throw the king enuh
If you caah make peter walk pon the water
You nah study nuttin difficult
Weh you buy versace fah
And as you see me you a piss it up
Yah me bad but that is rediculous
TJ how some a dem favor me so
Do the DNA make dem go fi the result

Cause its gonna take a miracle
Kartel its gonna take a miracle
For me to love someone new
Cause am crazy for you
Yes its gonna take a miracle
Worl Boss its gonna take a miracle
Cause am crazy for you
Yes its gonna take a miracle

Bun up boss a go chat it from a Gaza dem caah stop it
Dem a false prophet, fi we two lane dem a cause traffic
Dem a try drain Addi energy, wall socket
Haffi laugh at it, Fi we level higher than norcostic
Usain Bolt run pass dem, fast rocket
Dutty badmind fi go weh, cass the boss lock it
The DNA come out and him nuh wah a part of it
Tell the mother give the pickney to a man weh want jacket

It haffi be a miracle
But a nuh we lick yuh chip
A nuh mionaize, Addi a di baddest thing inna dis yah day and age
Bun up a di runner up
Everything a re-arrange
Me tell unno already
Addi a yuh son dem but dem never get yuh name
Is a shame, a di mother dem to be blame
One a dem run weh, the nedda one fi do the same
Welcome to the game

Cause its gonna take a miracle
Kartel its gonna take a miracle
For me to love someone new
Cause am crazy for you
Yes its gonna take a miracle
Worl Boss its gonna take a miracle
Cause am crazy for you

Yes its gonna take a miracle
Me tell unno, Me tell unno already
Gonna take a miracle
Me tell unno, Me tell unno already

Cause its gonna take a miracle
Kartel its gonna take a miracle
For me to love someone new
Cause am crazy for you
Yes its gonna take a miracle
Worl Boss its gonna take a miracle
Cause am crazy for you

Oct 7, Vybz Kartel – Step Lyrics

Me done tell unno already

Baby strength dem have
Baby strength dem have
TJ
Portmore trick him fi me kill him
Portmore trick him fi me kill him
Baby strength dem have
Baby strength dem have
The fuss man teck a step

Alright do weh yuh a do nuh
Inna yuh head shot full up
Toe bomb off, foot nuke up and Jook up
Killer hear gun shot a fire and look up and say
Ok thats right (BOUNTY KILLER VOICE)
Daddy just a say continue gwaan buff yuh
Why why, when you see me yuh just a run a wah happen to you
When you see me stop run dog, pull up

Straight down inna the grung a goh send you
Chat you just a chat, you full a shit can I tell you
When the M1 a buss yuh wah see the fool get up
Drop inna di gully and float head swell up
Any endz weh you have a Portmore
Bet yuh say me mek nobody nuh bother wah fren yuh
Suss get the call, hey Suss don’t hang up
Tell me hear …. woieee..everything well up

Alright do weh yuh a do nuh
Inna yuh head shot full up
Toe bomb off, foot nuke up and Jook up
Killer hear gun shot a fire and look up and say
Ok thats right (BOUNTY KILLER VOICE)
Daddy just a say continue gwaan buff yuh
Why why, when you see me yuh just a run a wah happen to you
When you see me stop run dog, pull up

365 a tek yuh life
Kyro a tuff up the tank fi tek yuh life
Yow man well organize, dem

nah survive
6 spance dat watch me back the road fi lock
And me know dem gone go play
Dem gone go stray, by time him fi say pass, him pass away
Deevin see when the car a pass yuh gate
Dat lock up inna a house a masterbate

Alright do weh yuh a do nuh
Inna yuh head shot full up
Toe bomb off, foot nuke up and Jook up
Killer hear gun shot a fire and look up and say
Ok thats right (BOUNTY KILLER VOICE)
Daddy just a say continue gwaan buff yuh
Why why, when you see me yuh just a run a wah happen to you
When you see me stop run dog, pull up

Straight down inna the grung a goh send you
Chat you just a chat, you full a shit can I tell you
When the M1 a buss yuh wah see the fool get up
Drop inna di gully and float head swell up
Any endz weh you have a Portmore
Bet yuh say me mek nobody nuh bother wah fren yuh
Suss get the call, hey Suss don’t hang up
Tell me hear …. woieee..everything well up

Alright do weh yuh a do nuh
Inna yuh head shot full up
Toe bomb off, foot nuke up and Jook up
Killer hear gun shot a fire and look up and say
Ok thats right (BOUNTY KILLER VOICE)
Daddy just a say continue gwaan buff yuh
Why why, when you see me yuh just a run a wah happen to you
When you see me stop run dog, pull up

Me done tell unno already
Baby strength dem have
Baby strength dem have

The Riff Off (From “Pitch Perfect”) letras

She had dumps like a truck truck truck
Thighs like a what what what
All night long (all night long)
Let me see that thong
I like it when the beat goes da nam da nam
Baby make your booty go da nam da nam (baby)
Girl I know you wanna show
That thong thong thong thong thong

Shake shake shake
Shake shake shake
Shake your booty
Shake your booty

Shake shake shake
Shake shake shake
Shake your booty
Shake your booty

Shawty had them apple-bottom jeans
Boots with the fur (with the fur)
The whole club was looking at her
She hit the floor (she hit the floor)
Next thing you know
Shawty got low low low low
Low low low low

TJ, can you handle this?
David, can you handle this?
Clay, can you handle this?
I don’t think they can handle this
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
I don’t think you’re ready for this
‘Cause my body’s too bootylicious for ya babe
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
(For this jelly)
I don’t think you’re ready for this jelly
(My bootay)
I don’t think you’re ready for this
‘Cause my body’s too bootylicious for ya babe

I like big butts and I can not lie (no lie)
You other brothers can’t deny (I won’t)
When a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist
And a round thing in your face
You get sprung
Wanna pull out tough
Not what matters you know what does?
Courtship and chivalry
I’ll take you to a nice hot meal
And I’ll tip the waiter

I went sky-diving
I went rocky mountain climbing
I went two point seven seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu (yeehaw)
And I loved deeper
And I spoke sweeter
And

I dug my key into the side (to the side) of his pretty little souped up four wheel drive
Carved my name into his leather seats
I took a Louisville slugger to both headlights
Slashed a hole in all four tires
Maybe next time he’ll think before he cheats

Making my way downtown
Walking fast
Faces pass and I’m homebound

We are never ever ever
Getting back together
We are never ever ever
Getting back together
You go talk to your friends, talk to my friends, talk to me (talk to me)
But we are never ever ever ever
Getting back together

What’s love got to do, got to do with it
What’s love, but a second hand emotion
What’s love got to do, got to do with it
Who needs a heart when a heart can be broken

This is how we do it
I’m kinda buzzed and it’s all because
(This is how we do it)
South Central does it like nobody does
(This is how we do it)
To all my neighbours, you’ve got much flavour
(This is how we do it)

Girls should know you better watch out
Some guys, some guys are only about
That thing, that thing, that thing

That girl is poison
Never trust a big butt and smile
That girl is poison

Here we go yo
Here we go yo
So what so what so, what’s the scenario
Here we go yo
Here we go yo
So what so what so, what’s the scenario
Here we go

Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain
Insane in the membrane
Insane in the brain

I got all I need when I got you and I
‘Cause I look around me and see a sweet life
I’m stuck in the dark but you’re my flashlight
You’re getting me, getting me through the night