Credit: Cosmo/Matthias Vriens-McGrath Photo: Ashley Benson Strikes a Sultry Pose For Cosmopolitan

Ashley Benson made headlines last year for her bikini-clad role in Spring Breakers, but would the Pretty Little Liars star ever bare more than her midriff? Ash talked to Cosmopolitan about her rules for on-screen nudity.

“I never want to do nudity that’s gratuitous,” Ashley told the magazine. “Girls look so much better in lingerie or a t-shirt and leave the rest up to the imagination. I make it clear that I have a line. Everyone tries to push you, and it’s easy to get talked into doing those things. I’ll just walk off-set. But not everyone realizes they can do that.”

We’re glad that Ash has thought about her relationship to on-screen nudity, and determined what she is and isn’t comfortable doing. It seems that she hasn’t completely ruled it out, but would only go naked in front of the camera if the action served some purpose within the film, which we totally respect.

We can’t imagine the question of nudity ever coming up on Pretty Little Liars, but as Ash continues to expand her resume by taking on film roles in the hiatuses between filming seasons, who knows what might happen? Especially given that Ash seems to be choosing darker, grittier films to appear in when not on the PLL set. She recently wrapped filming Webcam, a thriller, with Orange is the New Black’s Matt McGorry. Hopefully, one of many exciting film roles to come!

Are you surprised by Ash’s answer to the on-screen nudity question? Do gratuitous uses of on-screen nudity bother you? Sound off in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars Season 4 on Tuesday, January 28, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

Kayti Burt is a contributing writer for Wetpaint Entertainment with a penchant for all things pop culture. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!