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Laura Leighton: Ashley Marin’s Secrets Cause Trouble on Pretty Little Liars Season 3 — Exclusive

After the revelation on Season 3, Episode 13: “This Is a Dark Ride” that Byron Montgomery (Chad Lowe) might know something about Alison's (Sasha Pieterse) death, we're more interested in the Pretty Little Liars parents than ever.

Fortunately, we recently had a chance to chat with Laura Leighton (Ashley Marin), who dropped some hints about what we can expect for her character on the Season 3 winter season.

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Wetpaint Entertainment: How’s your dating life going on PLL? All well?

Laura Leighton: It is. It's hard for me to remember what you've seen up until now. We're almost done with the second half of season three. So it's really hard to keep track of where we left off with the audience.

Does [her relations with Paston Ted] become a full‑blown relationship?

It does become a full‑blown relationship, but it's a little complicated. It's messy for her. Ashley has secrets, and she's hoping to keep them from this lovely man that she doesn't want to lose. But it's definitely complicated. Things keep coming back to haunt her.

How much of that is actually Hanna's troubles coming between them, the fact that she's kind of juggling her daughter's secrets as well?

I'm definitely juggling Hanna's problems with my past, and our whole thing that we did with the detective and trying to cover up the shoplifting. Definitely that's something to hide from Pastor Ted.

Didn't you also embezzle on the show?

I did. I stole a little bit of money and put it in the freezer for a while. Yeah, but that's been a little while ago. That's just a little bit of money. [Laughs]

Is she catching on to the fact that there's this horrible person after her daughter?

I think Ashley knows there's somebody or more than one person sort of causing problems and targeting the girls, and it's definitely in Ashley's nature to be concerned and to want to try and solve all those problems. So she tries to get involved.

At least you didn't kick the bucket on a train.

I didn't get to go on the train. That's how I kept myself safe.

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Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

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