She’s known for playing the plain – spoken and outgoing Hanna Marin on Pretty Little Liars but the actress admitted that she’s a bit of a reclusive when she meets new people for the first time.
In her new interview with Wonderland magazine, Ashley confessed, “Weirdly, I’m shy. When people first meet me, they always think that I’m a b*tch. I always get called that. Always. Because I don’t talk. I get really nervous in public situations, but once you get to know me, I’m so outgoing, I’m so loud and bombastic.”
She continued, “I have the biggest mouth. But [at first] I’m very closed off. I hold in emotions. I don’t like to be vulnerable, ever. But when you’re acting, you get to explore those feelings and those emotions and those moments.”
The ABC Family star added, “Acting is so fun. I love memorizing lines and I love doing scenes. If I could work and not have anyone know who I am – I know it’s not possible – that would be my goal.”
Reflecting on her childhood, when she used to dream about the fame she has now, said, “When I was little, I was such a ham. I’m obsessed with my younger self. I want her to be my daughter.
“I said anything I wanted then. I was so funny. I watch videos, and I’m like, ‘What happened to that girl?’ She’s not here. She comes out when [I’m] drunk, or on TV.”
Discussing the popular ABC Family series, Pretty Little Liars, the actress confessed that she is confused as much as the fans are themselves about what is happening with the mystery.
“I’m so confused about the show myself. Everyone’s like, ‘What’s happening?’ I’m like, ‘I honestly don’t know.’ I think they want to do more, and a film. It never stops getting bigger. I’m like, ‘The fact that you guys still like it after five seasons of not knowing who the hell ‘A’ is, I applaud you.’’
Photo credits: Wonderland Magazine