Almost everyone in Rosewood is a suspect, especially after the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Halloween episode (Season 3, Episode 13: “This Is a Dark Ride”). But we have to say that we missed seeing one of our favorite new characters, Ezra’s (Ian Harding) little brother Wesley Fitzgerald (played by the British actor Gregg Sulkin), who may become an ally or an enemy of Aria’s (Lucy Hale) when Season 3 returns on January 8.
In an exclusive interview with Wetpaint Entertainment, Gregg revealed more about Wesley’s childhood and leftover attitude from growing up in the privileged Fitzgerald household, whether or not Wesley will have his own love interest, and if we should expect to see him in Season 4.
Wetpaint Entertainment: We know Wesley is coming back for the Season 3 winter season. Will we learn anything more about Ezra and Wesley’s relationship?
Gregg Sulkin: Yeah, that’s something that they really pinpoint. You know, in the first two episodes [he appeared in], you can’t really get where he’s coming from. He’s a very mysterious character. He’s a kid with a chip on his shoulder from a highly dysfunctional family. Ezra has a lot going on with his mum, and as my character comes more on the show you see why he is the way that he is, what’s happened to him in the past, why does he have this relationship with his mum, why does he have this kind of weird relationship with his brother. You’ll see, it’s gonna get a lot deeper and a lot more interesting.
Do you think of Wesley as a good guy or a bad guy right now?
Well I mean I can’t tell you that because I know — you know, he’s my character so I create everything... The whole point of that character is that the audience doesn’t know if he’s good or bad. You know, as the season progresses some of the good things he might do, people might think it’s bad and some of the bad things he does people might think, “Oh well he’s actually kind of a sweet person, did he mean for it to be bad?” It keeps the audience guessing, and the more and more episodes I’m in the audience can really make up their mind
You mentioned the more and more episodes you’re in. Will Wes be in the Season 3 finale?
[Laughs] I cannot tell you that.
You can’t tell me?
No. That hasn’t been shot yet.
It looks like Wesley might be attracted to Aria. Do you think he is?
Um, I think of course from the first episode Wesley makes a joke in his first line: “Dude, I need to be introduced to this girl.” So I think from the outside, I think Wesley is going to be attracted to Aria. She’s a beautiful girl. So as they get to know each other, it’s gonna be a matter of whether they like each other from the inside or whether they really dislike each other from the inside. And also what happens between them is in parallel to what happens between Ezra and Aria, too. Wesley comes in, he spills a big secret which kind of puts everything on edge, so Wesley and Aria’s relationship is awesome but it’s kind of interesting because it’s good in a weird way.
So they work together in the future?
Yeah. The one bad thing about being on the show is that you can’t say anything, it’s so secretive.
We’ve heard through spoilers that Ezra and Wesley’s dad might be introduced soon. Can you tease anything about Wesley’s relationship with his father?
That, honestly, I don’t know. That hasn’t come up in any of my episodes. Ian, who obviously plays Ezra, would be the person to ask. He knows more about the family dynamics and all that stuff, I mean he’s been on the show since the start.
Who are you closest to on the set?
Well I mean most of my scenes are with Lucy. It’s weird because the show has so many different storylines that you kind of bump into people here and there, but obviously I’m working with Lucy the whole time, who’s the biggest sweetheart ever, and I couldn’t have asked for a more sweet and outgoing, professional girl. She’s honestly been awesome since I came on the show. I have so much respect for her as a person and as an actress. So Lucy, then Tyler Blackburn [Caleb Rivers] I get along with.
You were just at an event together, I believe?
Yeah, yeah, me and Tyler. We actually went to dinner like last week with a couple friends. He’s a really cool kid, very laid-back, very chill. Then Janel Parrish [Mona Vanderwall], who’s such a nice girl. Her best friend is one of my closest friends. So yeah, I think those three in particular, and of course Ian, you know? He doesn’t count as my friend ‘cause he’s my brother, but I like Ian a lot. He’s very open but very...I think welcoming, easy to talk to. I think all those guys, not just the crew. All those other guys as well, I don’t really know them and they seem polite. But you know, the show runners and the crew. Like it’s really weird, people sometimes forget about the crew because the crew are as important as the actors, in my opinion.
Would you say that Wes could have a love interest coming up?
He could, he could or he... He could.
That’s all you’ll say?
All I was saying is Wesley’s a very — in my opinion — nice... Actually, would I say nice? Maybe not. He’s charismatic, that is the word, so love interest is possible.
Okay. You sound like you’re smiling.
Yeah I’ve got a big grin on my face.
Is there a possibility that Wes in on the “A” team or working with “A”?
Would you like to be on the “A” team?
Yeah, why not? Let’s spice it up a bit. Might as well go wild.
Will Wesley be in Season 4?
I can be honest with you, I don’t know. I did my first episode and they liked me, and they did my second and the fans really responded to my character, so I think it is all depending on whether the fans and the drama that I bring to the show is good drama or bad drama. So I think there’s a lot of kind of things depending on it. My fans are at the age demographic where they watch the show so I wouldn’t be surprised if I was in Season 4. But if I’m not it’s been awesome, every second of it, and even to be part of that PLL show is awesome, was awesome…but I have a feeling that I’d be surprised if I wasn’t.
In terms of Ezria, I’m sure you realize how passionate their fans are.
Yeah the hate mail’s already been delivered.
How does it feel playing the character who might get in the middle of Aria and Ezra?
It feels absolutely fantastic, I love it. I love it, are you kidding me? It’s absolutely great. I get to cause drama, I get to cause some people happy, some people are sad, it’s not like I’m hated. My character’s been very honest, it’s not like I’ve killed anyone yet. It’s not like I’ve done anything terrible for someone to judge me…I’ve been put into a situation which has caused a little bit more friction to the situation and there’s nothing wrong with friction, that makes good TV, I think.
Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.
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