Being a fan of Pretty Little Liars is a ride in itself, but can you imagine being one of the stars of the hit show? Lucy Hale (Aria) can. And she can tell you that any new TV show is a gamble. Is the cast going to click? Will the chemistry work on-screen? Luckily for PLL, the answer to both of those questions was yes.

Lucy spoke with The Christian Science Monitor about her thoughts when she first read the script: “When I read the script, and I was like ‘This is going to be great.’ I was like, ‘But four girls? This is going to be a nightmare.’ But I’m telling you, it is the perfect experience. We’re not all necessarily best friends off set, but we all respect each other. We all get along. And it’s sort of we go there, everyone’s professional, everyone’s ready to work and excited about it.”   

But just because they’re all on this crazy ride together doesn’t mean that they’ll end up in the same place.

“I think we’re all going to have very different careers. And I think we’ve realized what we have to offer. But Ashley is definitely the girl that I’ll talk about clothes with or about guys or something, so she’s like my little gossip friend. Shay is into philanthropy work. She’s really big into charity. But she’s also good at home decor, so she’s always on Pinterest, and so we’ll talk about that. And then Troian is just brilliant. She’s very intelligent. She’s the friend that I’ll go to, to talk to about deeper stuff, I guess. So it’s fun to have a lot of different types of friends. It’s a good group of people,” Lucy said.

However, they’re together now, and they’re currently making a very popular TV show. Not too shabby, if you ask us.

And as someone who enjoys watching other shows in her spare time, Lucy reveals one of her favorite aspects of television:

“Oh, I love a good blooper reel, because I love to see... because our show is so intense all the time. And it’s really not when we’re shooting, because we’re goofing off and we’ll have to do something over and over again because we’re cracking up about something that happened before we started shooting. And so I love that kind stuff, because at the end of the day, you realize it’s real people and this is their job.”

And then there’s always the other side to Lucy: her music. We got to see Lucy sing once on the show, but now that she’s recording her first album, what can we expect from her musically?

“I grew up performing and singing. And acting, the idea of it just sort of fell into my lap. And I was a little hesitant at first, but I was like, okay, I’ll try it. And so I did and I got some luck in it, which is cool. That’s why I’m here. But I’m going back to why I got into it in the first place.  And I think that, you know, just me talking about it that’s my passion. That’s what I want to do. I know I have a lot to prove just because it’s like here’s an actress who’s making an album. We’ve heard that story a million times before. But I think that once you hear the music, you hear how genuine it is, because I am writing it. And it’s been a fun experience. It’s been a year, and I’m just so excited. I’m doing country. I think people that know me and knew me before the show knew that I started in music. And being from Tennessee definitely helps. But it’s been great. I’m really excited for people to hear it.”

Will you buy Lucy’s country album when it’s released?

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

Samantha Highfill is a contributing writer to Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter at @samhighfill.