Lucy stands by the couple, calling them soulmates.
“I think age is just a number,” she tells the magazine. “It all comes down to how you feel about the person. Both Ezra and Aria get the danger in all of it. They have tried so hard to not be together, but they are like magnets — they keep getting drawn back to each other. I think it’s a genuine relationship and they know they’re supposed to be together.”
Ashley and Shay say that they can relate to the story line because they know what it’s like to have a crush on a teacher. Ashley says, “Well, I had a really hot math teacher in seventh grade — he was also a lifeguard — so I can relate to Aria’s character.” Shay agrees, saying “He’s also a super-young teacher.”
Sasha, being the youngest of all the Little Liars actresses at 16 years old, says, “Ezra doesn’t come across as this creepy old man. You can tell that he really cares about her and he’s not predatory.”