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Pretty Little Liars’ Ian Harding: Ezra “Is Not As Good As He’s Made Out to Be” – Exclusive

Ezra has been acting pretty suspicious during the last couple of episodes of Pretty Little Liars, and that sock drawer full of cash isn’t helping us think that he isn’t up to something. Armed with this suspicion, Wetpaint Entertainment spoke to Ian Harding (Ezra) at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, July 22, to talk about Ezra, that bag of cash, and an upcoming Ezra-related shocker.

Wetpaint Entertainment: We’ve established that “A” is you.
Ian Harding: I really hope so, because that would just be a nice little wench in the spokes of a loving storyline. Like, ‘Just kidding! I’m a sociopath!’

What does that hidden bag of money mean for Ezra at this point?
What can I actually say without getting fired? It means a lot. It comes with a lot of baggage, quite literally. It’s going to be an interesting reveal. And it’s kind of a one-two-punch reveal. You’ll come to find out why it happened in two stages. It’s going to be awesome.

Is it something that can put the relationship between Aria and Ezra in jeopardy?
Oh, naturally. I can’t have a couple of thousand lying in my sock drawer and it not be a questionable thing. Like, ‘Oh, it’s alright – now we can eat out more!’ He doesn’t cook. It’s insane.

Is it a mean streak we haven’t been aware of?
I don’t know if it’s necessarily a mean streak, but he’s not as good as he’s made out to be. I mean, apart from his relationship with a high schooler he’s a pretty stand up guy. So, that’s going to called into question.

Is that not shocking, considering how long we’ve thought that Ezra is a decent guy?
It’s going to be shocking. There’s going to be a few, like, ‘NO!’ [reactions] when you come to find out what it is. But it will be worth it.

Is it something we will have seen hints of?
No. It’s going to be from left field.

So you were surprised as well then, I take it?
Oh yeah, when I read the script I went, [raises eyebrows] ‘Ohhhh…Awesome!’ So I’m really excited about it.

Anything you can tease about the finale?
It’s going to be nuts, but I feel like I say that every year. There are a few cliffhangers but it’s not like, unanswered question, unanswered question, unanswered question galore. But you’re going to have to come back in January.

And the Halloween episode?
It’s going to be sick. I do get to be in it, it’s going to be nuts.

Catch an all-new episode of PLL on Tuesday, July 24 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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07.23.2012 / 08:31 PM EDT by Carita Rizzo
Related: Pretty Little Liars, Ian Harding, Spoilers, TV Stars, Aria Montgomery, Ezra Fitz

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