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In an interview with Hollywood Life, Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson (Hanna) opens up about her provocative role in the upcoming Spring Breakers, her racy, R-rated film premiering in 2013.

“I think the hardest part was probably the threesome,” Ashley revealed. “I have never done that before; it was a very new experience.”

The on-screen threesome that she’s referring to involves co-stars James Franco, who Ash calls “one of my closest friends now,” and Vanessa Hudgens. Fans will recall that Ashley and James were recently rumored to be a romantic item, even though both have publicly denied the rumors.

“Anything with any intimacy is always awkward,” she says of the love and sex scenes in the movie. “It’s still awkward for me on [PLL]. It’s a whole different thing, but it was fun, and we got through it!”

Watch Ashley’s full interview below!

Credit: YouTube Photo: Pretty Little Liars’ Ashley Benson Calls James Franco “One of My Closest Friends”

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Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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