It can be easy to conflate a television actor’s personality and style with their on-screen counterpart’s. This is usually at least partly inaccurate and unfair, even for our Pretty Little Liars! What did Ashley Benson tell Cosmopolitan about how she does and does not differ from Hanna Marin?
“The thing I always make fun of is the wardrobe,” Ash told the magazine. “Really, do you think anyone would actually wear full hair and makeup and 6-inch heels to school? I was 13 when I was last in school, and I never wore makeup. I wasn't allowed. Now [girls are] all wearing heels and makeup and getting their hair done, so I'm not sure it's us influencing girls or that's just the way it is now. If I had gone to high school, I would have rolled out of bed and showed up in sweats.”
We hear you, Ash! We are always quite impressed that the Liars find time to do their hair, makeup, and style the seemingly unending number of pieces of clothing in their wardrobes into the perfect outfit. All of this on top of homework, evading “A”’s blackmail attempts, and trying to hunt down their not-dead bestie. Are there enough hours in the day? Only on television!
There are some things Ash thinks she has in common with Hanna, however: “The only way I'm similar to her is that she's sarcastic and she's always having fun — that's me too. Once, I stuck gum on Keegan Allen's coat collar, so when he leaned back, it got caught in his hair.” Ha! Could we please get that scene in the show — Hanna sticking gum in Toby’s hair? — because we think that would probably make our lives. Thanks, television gods.
Are you surprised by Ashley’s critiques of PLL? Do you think Ash is anything like Hanna? 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.