One thing Troian Bellisario and her Pretty Little Liars character Spencer Hastings have in common is the pressure to feel and be perfect.
JJJ caught up with the 24-year-old actress just the other day and chatted about why young girls don’t have to be perfect.
Troian shared, “There’s no need to be perfect. No one will ever be perfect or is perfect [right now]. Anyone that you are trying to get ahead of, look prettier than or get the better grade, they’re just struggling with their own things. If you take the time to love who you are in the moment…If you want to study really hard and want that A, then go for it. Take the time to celebrate it too.”
She continued, “My dad always told me, which I didn’t get for a while, but I would get the straight A’s and make the honor roll and Dean’s list. He’d always tell me, ‘Oh, you made the Dean’s List, how boring.’ Instead of hearing the joke, I had in my mind that that’s the status quo. One time, he got the report card and he told me, ‘I never seen you smile when you get your report card. You need to celebrate every time you get a good grade. Every time you work really hard and achieve something.’”
Troian finished off, “The most important thing is that you are happy with who you are.”
DO YOU EVER feel the pressure to be perfect?