The "Flowers In the Attic" saga rages on, as the sordid tales of the Dollanganger family get even more twisted in Lifetime's adaptation of "Seeds of Yesterday."
Picking up many years after the explosive events of "If There Be Thorns," which aired last night, the latest installment finds Cathy and Chris reuniting with their three children for one of the most dangerous -- and yes, still incestuous -- get togethers ever.
Anthony Konechny picks up the role of Jory Sheffield, Cathy's son with deceased dancer ex Julian, in the third sequel ... a role that required the former fitness competitor to get comfortable in a wheelchair and drop some of his muscle.
"In the book, Jory does become paralyzed," Konechny tells toofab's Brian Particelli, without revealing too much about how the tragedy happens. "I was able to get a wheelchair a couple weeks before we started filming, take that out and just get a feel for what that means, how that feels in the body, what that means for people around you and just get the mechanics for it."
As for his diet, director Shawn Ku gave Anthony a strict No Working Out and No Lifting rule.
"You work so hard, many hours in the gym, dieting, [but] to lose that all, it works. It played into the character," Konechny says. "I was feeling the effects of just depleting and deteriorating and the downward spiral both physically and mentally. After we finished filming, it was cool to get back in and find the mechanics again."
Fans of the series can expect more twisted moments that even Anthony was shocked to discover when he first read the script.
"I had a lot of catchup to do," the V.C. Andrews virgin says. "I got the books and started madly reading. Every page, especially with the fourth one, every scene is just so dramatic!"
Check out the video above to see what else Konechny told us about working with his "intriguing" costar James Maslow, who plays the devious Bart in the flick.
"Seeds of Yesterday" airs Sunday, April 12 on Lifetime.