Pretty Little Liars’ Brendan Robinson: Lucas “Knows Information” – Exclusive
We can’t be the only ones who find Lucas from Pretty Little Liars a little bit creepy, right? What is up with his change from friend-zoned sweetie to moody lurker? Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with Brendan Robinson, the actor who portrays Lucas, at the Staples for Students Teen Choice Awards after party at The Globe Theater in Universal City, CA on Sunday, July 22, to talk about Lucas’s recent change.
Wetpaint Entertainment: What can we expect from Lucas the rest of the season? Brendan Robinson: Maybe some creepiness. Maybe some adorableness. I don’t know. It could go both ways with Lucas.
What is Lucas’s involvement with A? That’s a good question. To be honest with you, I don’t even know yet because they are still writing episodes. And if I knew I wouldn’t be able to say. I’d be bound to secrecy with a ball and chain.
They keep you in the dark just as much as us? Absolutely. They do.
How far in advance do you get a script? Only two days before we start shooting.
So you just lock yourself in your apartment and study it? Absolutely. It’s intense but only for the first couple of days. Once you get into the rhythm of it, it gets more natural.
What do you do to prepare for your character? You know just putting myself in a situation where I’m thinking about certain things. I think when people appear creepy, I feel like nobody goes out of their way to be creepy. It’s just sort of a natural thing. Or they are trying to protect themselves in some way. It’s a barrier; it’s a wall that they put up. I try to think of a situation that would be threatening to me and how I would react to that.
When you get your script for the week, does it say, “Be creepy” at the top? Not so bluntly but in a way it does. Sometimes it will say like, “A bad attitude Lucas walks into the hallway” or something like that. Not as flat and dry as creepy. They give me a little bit to work with but in television as opposed to film, you don’t get a lot of rehearsal time so you have to make a lot of your decisions at home and bring a finished performance to the set that day because we move very quickly. We shoot about 8 pages a day out of a 60-page script.
What’s up with the recent bizarre behavior? Honestly I think that the whole deal with Lucas is that he knows information. He knows some secret information that could either be of benefit to the girls or it could be of danger to the girls. It’s kind of up in the air. It could go both ways. He could be trying to help the or at the same time he could be trying to help the A team or whoever is against the girls at this point. But he definitely has information that is of value.
Catch an all-newepisode of PLL on Tuesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC Family.