Well, you're in luck, because Tyler and those other awesome celebs are taking part in the 2012 Acuvue 1-Day Contest. Basically, teens and young adults can enter the contest by submitting a short video (via YouTube) about what they want to do in life, and each celeb will pick one person to mentor for a day, helping them live their dream.
Wetpaint Entertainment had a chance to chat with Tyler about the contest, as well as — of course! — Pretty Little Liars. Check out our interview to learn more about how to make your dreams come true, Tyler's thoughts on PLL ships, and what we can expect from Caleb in Season 3.
Wetpaint Entertainment: Tell us more about Acuvue 1-Day Contest Tyler Blackburn: It's a platform for teenagers or young adults to submit videos about what they want to do one day, what their dreams are, and one person is chosen for each [celebrity] mentor. We are going to help them sort of realize their dreams, and get a taste of what it would be like to live out what they want to do. So that's pretty awesome.
How did you get involved, and what inspired you to take part in the campaign? The format is really what I enjoy about the campaign, so that's really what drew me to it. I think they were looking for some new people to do the campaign and they approached me and I was pretty stoked. It's been a great experience so far and the best is yet to come.
What can people do to stand out in their video submissions? As cliche as it sounds just be yourself. Be very genuine to who you are. For me, personally, I can pretty easily see through people who are being fake. Just be yourself. Be genuine and real. Honesty is key.
So, you're a regular now on Pretty Little Liars. Congrats! How will that affect Caleb — will he start to expand his role beyond just being Hanna's [Ashley Benson] boyfriend? I don't know too many details. They don't tell us a whole lot. But I do think [Caleb] has the potential to expand in any way. Whether it's good or bad I don't know. I'm excited to see.
Do you think he'll get clued in to the whole complicated "A" story? I don't know. I think so. In the beginning of Season 3 he just knows Mona [Janel Parrish] kind of went crazy and was kind of torturing the girls, and therefore he's really protective and has a strong distaste for Mona. Even stronger than he had previously. As of now that's what he knows, but I feel like there's room for him to find out a lot more, yeah.
Will we see any scenes between Caleb and Mona now that he knows he was right to distrust her? That would be very interesting, especially given their creepy kiss situation. I know! I don't know. That would be really cool. That would be awesome. I don't know for sure, though.
At this point, Caleb seems like one of the most trustworthy people in Rosewood. Do you want him to stay that way, or do you hope he gets drawn into the main plot more? I want him to get more drawn in. Definitely more drawn in.
Have you heard any of the fan reaction to Season 2 finale? I read some on Twitter. I know that some people were just a little bit like, "I knew it, it was like the books," stuff like that. I doubt that [the writers] are going to keep it just like the books. With something as big as "A" day, there are going to be mixed reactions. I think that people need to stay tuned, because they're not going to be disappointed.
One thing people are really curious about is who the Black Swan is. So you have any guesses about who she is — or do you know? Well...[laughs] I do know. I'm not going to give a whole lot away on that.
The fact that you know is interesting! Yeah.
Other than Haleb, what is your favorite non-Haleb PLL ship? I guess Aria [Lucy Hale] and Ezra [Ian Harding]. They're pretty steamy and it's forbidden love. That's cool.
Is there anything else you want to tell people? Just that everyone should just submit something to the Acuvue 1-Day Contest YouTube page because you never know what's going to spark someone's interests. I would just go to the Youtube channel and submit a video.
For more about the Acuvue 1-Day Contest, check out the YouTube page. And for more Tyler, you can follow him @tylerjblackburn.