Here’s what the 27-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress had to share with the mag:
On modeling in Asia: “Going to Thailand was a culture shock at first, especially because I wasn’t visiting, it was my temporary home. When you are on vacation you visit the main tourist attractions and go to the popular restaurants and can sometimes miss out on what the locals do – but living there I really got to experience what that was like and see a different side of Thailand than if I had just vacationed there.”
On her favorite summer snack: “Well that totally depends – I’m the kind of girl who has different places and occasions for all types of food. For instance, let’s say I am in Whistler, and I just had a fabulous meal and now I am curled up next to a fire….that would be an ice cream moment. But say I am walking down the street and it’s boiling hot out – I would probably prefer the sorbet. Who wants milk when they are walking down a street smoking hot? Sorbet is also good for a nice summer dessert.”
On Pretty Little Liars‘ popularity: “I’m not one to count my chickens before they hatch, but the books already had a huge fan base. Playing the character Emily Fields, who happens to be a lesbian, was both exciting and something that I feel is important. There seems to be a conversation around her character, a positive one, and I am happy to be that voice.”
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