Ashley Benson: TV jail rocks

Ashley Benson wishes she didn't have to wear heels on Pretty Little Liars.

Ashley Benson is happy to be in TV jail because it means no hair and make-up.

The actress stars alongside Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario and Shay Mitchell in Pretty Little Liars.

In a dramatic twist, their four characters are sent to prison in the final episode of the latest series. It might not sound fun, but Ashley couldn’t be happier.

“I’m in prison, it’s the best thing in the world,” she gushed on talk show host Ellen DeGeneres’ show.

“I get to wear an orange jumpsuit. My character is [usually] very stylish, she’s always in heels, and I’m more Converse and jeans. So no hair and make-up is my dream. I’m like, ‘Please keep me in jail for the entire rest of the show!’”

The 25-year-old has been acting from a young age, beginning her career on soap Days of Our Lives. Her role as Abigail Deveraux was so intense, it’s helped her appreciate Pretty Little Liars.

“I started [aged] around 13 or 14, I was there for about five years,” she revealed. "Being on a soap opera, the first day I didn’t know that you only had like two takes, so the first day I had a monologue of about ten pages.

“I thought it would be one scene, take a break, no, you have to do every scene, you’re filming three episodes a day.

“Now when I go on my show we have like five pages a day. I’m like, ‘Oh, this is easy!’”
Copyright: Cover Media 2015

Thursday, 02. April 2015