At this momentous point in the show’s history, creator Brenda Hampton takes a little time to reflect on the highs and highers of working on the drama through the years and reveals a handful of “secrets” behind the production., we hated to see production come to an end last fall.
Amy plans to go live with her grandmother Mimsy, but is unable to go after discovering that Mimsy is suffering from Alzheimer's disease, and is moving into assisted care living.
She talked with me about it, and I told her if she got pregnant, what I’d like to do was this: George (Mark Derwin) and Anne would split up.
In her subsequent depression, Anne would not notice that she was getting increasingly fatter, although everyone else would, and then when Anne finally realized, she’d duck out of town and go to some weight loss camp and come back slim again. Only when Molly actually did get pregnant, no one wanted us to go that way, not even Molly.
After her sister starts high school, Amy finds how virtually everyone at school carries a secret or an unexpected problem. Portrayed by Shailene Woodley, Amy gets pregnant after a one-night stand at band camp before her freshman year of high school.
At the beginning of the series, she is 15 years old.