Ashley Benson (Hanna) may be a world-class Hollywood beauty, but she knows what it’s like to be low on the social totem pole.

“I really relate to my character. I know what it's like to be left out,” Ashley tells TV Guide. “I certainly went through a period of time where I got made fun of and people were so mean to me, so I can really relate to that. I don't so much relate to the other girls, but I love Aria's style on the show. The audience can really pick a girl that struggles with the same struggles they have.”

Ashley thinks Hanna’s experience as an outcast will bind her and adorkable hottie Lucas together.

“If she likes Lucas, she's going to take that risk because it's not that big of a deal to her anymore to be popular. She has so much going on in her life right now that she needs support and a friend there that she can talk to besides the girls. She was in Lucas' position awhile back, she knows what it's like to feel left out and made fun of, so they have a lot in common and they're really great for each other. They make each other laugh and they're really comfortable. It's really cute because he's so scared of her, but she's telling him she's just like him and there's no difference between them. I can't wait to see how that relationship goes and if they get together.”

And Ashley is as much on the edge of her seat over the identity of “A” as we are!

“There are so many people it can be so I don't know where the writers are going to go with it,” she says. “Everybody's got an eerie kind of vibe to them. There are a lot of characters being introduced in the last two episodes so they're going to be in the next half of the season so there are so many ways it can go.”

They’re introducing more suspects for A? That lineup’s sure getting crowded!

Source: TV Guide