'Pretty Little Liars' stars Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale talk Season 2
Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Lucy Hale star in ABC Family's 'Pretty Little Liars.' The three talked about the upcoming sophomore season.
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Is there something you can tell us about Season 2 that we should be looking forward to?
Lucy: The girls have to go to therapy. There’s sort of a love triangle — a real love triangle. I can’t say who it’s with, but it’s really exciting. Aria is trying to form an adult relationship ‘cause Ezra is no longer her teacher. So there’s that. Her parents are back together. We’re still trying to figure out what happened to Ian, if he really did kill Allison, and A — you know, all those sorts of things.
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Do you know who ‘A’ is?
Lucy: Noooo. I don’t think anyone does. I don’t think the writers do. About halfway through last season, I gave up. So now I don’t even care. So it will be interesting when it all sort of wraps up.
How would you describe Aria’s journey for the 2nd season?
Lucy: They really don’t tell us where the season is going, but the girls have really gone through a lot. A is now trying to get them to turn on each other. But the good thing about the show is that they’re bond is rock solid. But in her personal life, she is dealing with her brother who tends to rebel a little bit. So she sort of feels a little bit responsible for that. And, like I said, someone else sort of catches her eye. So she’s got a decision to make about ‘which way do I go?’ And what do I do? That’s about all I know. We literally go script by script, and the writers try not to tell us anything.
How far into Season 2 are you right now?
Lucy: We just started the 2nd episode.
Do you ever go to the writers and say, ‘I’ve got the perfect line for A?’
Lucy: We actually should! They are so good at what they do. We’ve got some good ones coming up.
How about a candy jar where you can put suggestions?
Lucy: Like ‘A’ ideas? You never know they might actually use one!
Are your and Aria’s personal styles coming a little bit closer as the show goes on?
Lucy: I feel a little bit older than Aria. I mean, she is so young. But I definitely feel like the wardrobe is starting to work. It’s helped me break out of my shell and try things I wouldn’t have tried. Aria is like the trendsetter. She’s willing to try out things that nobody else is willing to try.
Do you see the show as a positive influence?
Lucy: I see the show more and more as a positive influence. Every bad decision we make comes back to haunt you. So I guess the lesson is: don’t lie. I think with these girls, you really get to see them grow. I think that is a good message. It used to be all about A, and now they each are dealing with their own battles and I’d like to say that they’re learning from it.
What are you excited about that is upcoming?
Lucy: I think she’s really thrown off-guard by this new guy that she’s attracted to. I think that will be exciting. It’s a major part of her storyline. It will be interesting to see what she does.
Is the show staying along the same lines as the book or is it starting to divert?
Lucy: We’re sort of going in one a specific direction. But there’s some things that are in the book, some that aren’t. I don’t know. There’s going to be four new books. So it’s hard to know. I’m not sure. ‘Cause we’re already at the end of the series already at the end of season 2. So one way or another.
Have you read the books?
Lucy: I’ve read 7 of 8.
If the series is very successful, how long do you see it going?
Lucy: I don’t know. If we’re lucky enough to keep going, I can see it going for a while. But you never know. Things change. It’s kind of interesting to see. The show moves so slow. I think the first season was only a couple of months. So it could be going for a while. We’ll just have to see…
Don’t miss out on finding out what really happened to Ian and all the other juicy surprises when PRETTY LITTLE LIARS returns for its second season on Tuesday, June 14th at 8:00PM on ABC Family.
Tiffany Vogt blogs at The TV Addict.
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