Secaucus Ties for ‘Skins’
Have you caught MTV’s new controversial teen drama “Skins”? One of Secaucus’ own – 18-year-old Blaine Morris – has a recurring role on the show as the love interest of Sofia Black D’elia, a Clifton native and daughter of Secaucus’ town attorney, Anthony D’elia.
Morris, a Tech High School grad in 2010, grew up in town and took part in local theater groups like the Union City-based Park Players, as well as school productions and singing competitions.
On “Skins,” she plays Betty Nardone, the lesbian love interest of a classmate, Tea, played by D’elia.
The show, an import of a U.K. series of the same name, has generated reams of press coverage, mostly debating its racy content. But it took a ratings hit after a loud debut so it remains to be seen whether it can weather skittish advertisers, criticism and even legal questions.
Morris and D’elia are not the only MTV stars with Secaucus connections, however. Paul Iacono, son of former Secaucus administrator Anthony Iacono, stars in MTV’s “The Hard Times of RJ Berger,” which is entering its second season this year.
Here’s Morris in episode 2 of ‘Skins.’ There’s a viewer discretion warning for some content that can be perceived as, well, we’re mostly adults here, right?