Here’s what the 21-year-old actress had to share with the mag:
On what fans can expect in the season’s second half: “It’s really about uncovering more about the night Alison disappeared â€” and how we deal with it all. The girls become much tighter and closer. Because everyone’s secrets are coming out, there are things I’ll only tell them. Then Emily comes out and we all just kind of band together.”
On Hanna evolving: “She was that typical Mean Girl. And I didn’t want her to be just that. We did it for a bit, and I am so glad that she’s more down-to-earth now. She’s really come into her own instead of trying to be this person she’s not.”
On the drama that will ensue: “In the first few episodes back, she’s just tortured by ‘A.’ Then she comes home from the hospital and has to deal with financial pressures and her mom. So there is even more drama for Hanna.”
On Hanna’s new guy: “She gets involved with this new character named Caleb [Tyler Blackburn], who randomly comes to the school. He’s really mysterious and a bit of a bad boy, with a bad history. He’s involved in a certain business that he’s not supposed to be involved in.”
For more of Ashley‘s interview, check out TVGuide.com!