Lucy Hale on Pretty Little Liars: Cute Boys, Love Stories and Cool Fashion!

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Why should you tune in for Pretty Little Liars, which debuts on ABC Family tonight?

Star Lucy Hale makes it clear in a new interview with TV Guide: the series has "really cute boys, great love stories and you get to see some cool fashion."

What else do you need to know about the drama?!? Hale reveals more in the following excerpts:

What is her character, Aria, like? In the pilot, she's coming home from Iceland, where she found herself and became comfortable with who she was. She's very mature for her age and comfortable in her own skin, which I think is good for girls to see because it's kind of rare. She's different; she's quirky. She sort of does her own thing, and she's fine with it.

Lucy Hale Promo Photo

Is there pressure to live up to the books on which the show is based? Some people are upset because we don't look like the models on the covers. I think everyone's doing a great job because the characteristics are all the same - the trials they go through, the secrets that they keep.

On Aria's love interest, Mr. Fitz (Ian Harding): I meet this great guy in a restaurant, and think I've met a wonderful person who I connect with really well. Then go to school the next day and, bam, he's my English teacher. We try to stop it. We know it's wrong and we know it can get him in trouble, but we have this undeniable connection and chemistry and can't stay away from each other.

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Pretty Little Liars Quotes

You think the truth is this big shiny disco ball of purity then go ahead and try it. See what it gets you. Telling the truth to the wrong person at the wrong time is how I ended up where I did. Take it from me you're always better off with a really good lie.


People who are meant to be together take a break and find their way back to their first love.