Who caught the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars? What did you think of the fight (finally!) between Spencer and Mona?
On the fight: “It felt great because we’ve all been having to put up with Mona’s B.S. since we found out she was ‘A’ and she comes back to school. Every scene that I would have with her, I would pull the writers or directors aside and say, ‘I don’t know how to play this scene because if this were real life I would have a restraining order against this girl. How is everybody not shaking with rage every time they see her?’ Director Norman Buckley pulled me aside and said, ‘Well, you are. Those are the true emotions of the moment.’ What’s great about Pretty Little Liars is that it’s fantastical circumstances so ‘Yes, you are shaking with rage and you absolutely should have a restraining order but you don’t and she’s your running mate for the debate team.’ When I got to attack Mona I was excited because thank god, I can finally act on the way the girls have been feeling.”
On Spencer’s ‘rock bottom’: There’s always a new level of rock bottom with the girls. The moment when we tease when Spencer tells the girls [about Toby], it not’s just going to make everything go away and everything’s going to be OK because now she has the girls to lean on. ‘A’ told her very specifically if you do this, there will be consequences for you to suffer. Spencer’s fiercely loyal and fiercely protective of her girls and that’s what’s going to drive her further down the rabbit hole. There is an upcoming scene that is Spencer’s true rock-bottom moment. It seems that as much as everybody’s enjoying Spencer spiral downward, they’re not really so aware of how far it’s going to go. I’m excited to hear people’s reactions. That should be happening pretty soon.
On Spencer and Wren: “We always joke that whenever Toby’s out of town, Wren magically shows up, but he really does have a knack for knowing what Spencer needs and how to take care of her. The exchange between them in the end of the episode, when he’s speaking to Melissa on the phone making up an excuse to protect Spencer, it’s back to the fact that they both understand each other and want to take care of each other. That’s going to continue down the road.”
Stay tuned for sneak peeks at next week’s episode!