Wetpaint Entertainment: How will the revelation that Ezra has a child force these two to grow as a couple?
Lucy Hale: This is the most grown up situation that Aria has ever been in, but I think for the first time she’s realizing, “Maybe this isn’t what I want. Maybe this is too much pressure on my shoulders along with everything else.” She loves him so much and they’re trying to work it out. But she’s definitely having those questions running through her mind. “Is this really good for me? Is this good for Ezra? Is this good for his kid?” So it’s all those sorts of questions. And it’s, I think, the biggest situation that’s ever been thrown at them - and they’ve been through a lot.
Should we be worried about their relationship?
I think you will. At times. You’ll be obviously rooting for them. There’ll be some great moments, there’ll be some bad moments, but there’s definitely a little worry and concern. I’m not gonna lie to you.
Is there a third wheel?
You see a lot of Maggie, who is the baby’s mom. So she might appear as a threat to some of the fans of the show. At times Aria views her as a threat. But it’s a situation that she has no control over this time. It’s not just about them, it’s about his offspring. So you can’t really undo that.