Open Overlay From Variant

I’m currently having an issue launching an overlay from a variant. In short, I have a component with 3 variants (Red, Green, Blue) that I can navigate to using a series of buttons. Within the Blue variant I’ve added an interaction to open an overlay. If I start my prototype on the Blue variant, all works as expected. But if I start on any other and navigate to Blue, it’s as if the interaction does not exist! For my particular flow, it is not ideal to start on the blue variant, so hoping there is a solution? Also, I’m trying to create the prototype with minimal screens. I do realize that creating frames for each variant would work but was trying to find another way.