It must have been especially fun for you because you’ve been stuck in the same clothes for four episodes now…
Oh my gosh, yes! I had such a good time with the costume designer because I was like, “I felt like I haven’t seen you the whole season!” But I do actually get a couple of costume changes in the next episode, surprisingly enough. So that was pretty exciting as well. She has a few different looks, and she gets to play dress-up in her new bedroom with her dream closet.
For being a ghost, her hair and makeup looks fabulous all the time.
I know, right? At least she died looking good. it could have happened in the middle of the night in her pajamas, so she really lucked out.
How many of those green jackets do you have on set?
We rotate between three or four, I think. And there’s always a chance that I might need a stunt double because things get crazy in Ravenswood. So there’s always an extra one for the stunt double, which is convenient because I don’t think we all prepared for the amount of episodes that I would be in it! [Laughs]
Tell us about the curse. We know we’re going to find out more about its history in the fifth episode, but how does it affect their doppelgangers?
This episode is really exciting because the flashback to the original Miranda and Caleb will reveal how the pact was made, who was involved, and how those two were connected in the whole process. It definitely unravels more of the mystery, and you get a lot more answers. It also reveals who the main bad guy is in this situation. It points the group in the right direction, and they know who to start looking for in order to reverse the pact. It definitely propels them forward.
Right now, Miranda’s uncle Raymond is looking suspicious…
Oh, yeah, absolutely! Creepy Collins. And that’s the thing! He’s been so great at playing the bad guy, but there’s a lot of mystery behind his character. I’m really excited for the fans to see the more vulnerable side of Uncle Collins later on in the season, especially his scenes with Rochelle Matheson. Their relationship is very interesting. I think Raymond Collins is doing the best he can in a really terrible situation. He’s trying to protect and keep the pact closely guarded, but he doesn’t realize that he’s actually causing more harm, if anything. One of my favorite lines is from Mrs. Grunwald, when she tells him, “You’re leaving all these questions for them to trip over.” It’s the perfect way to describe him!
Now, you film in New Orleans, where there’s a pretty rich supernatural history. Have you had any supernatural encounters of your own?
I haven’t! I think once Brett [Dier] started telling me about the woman’s face he saw in his apartment, I was like, “OK, I’m not coming over anymore. I’m just going to hang out at my place because I’m pretty sure it’s not haunted.” I think this location has been so great for the show, especially for the next episode. There’s a haunted mansion, and it’s actually a haunted mansion! It’s just at the tip of our fingers here. This city is so perfect with its rich history and gorgeous architecture. It adds such an authentic element to the show. It’s kind of like its own character in a way.
Well, it’s good to know that you may play a ghost on TV but you’re not actually haunted by ghosts.
I know! I put out a warning early on. I was like, “don’t worry guys, there’s not need to haunt me.” I’m not method acting or anything!
Catch the midseason finale of Ravenswood on Tuesday, November 19 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.
Crystal Bell is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident fangirl for all things Pretty Little Liars. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!