By Sierra Marquina
Troian Bellisario, better known as Spencer from Pretty Little Liars, stopped by On Air with Ryan Seacrest to chat PLL and her YouTube series, Lauren, as well as how boyfriend Patrick J. Adams won her back!
First things first, what was up with that Season 4 poster which had all four PLL stars donning red coats? Troian says even she is in the dark!
“It’s actually really funny. When the photo came out, I put it in my head and was like I need to call Marlene King, who is the creator of the show, and talk to her because I have the same question: ‘What is going to happen?’ I know with the season finale the girls all think they saw Alison … in the red coat, so it brings up the question, ‘Is Alison red coat? Is Alison dead?’ So I think all of us are wrapped up in this red coat because they don’t tell me anything.”
Troian continued: “The slogan is ‘Liars Unite,’ so I think the idea is we are all coming together to take down this new adversary.”
Although Troian stayed hush about the poster, she did reveal insight as to what was in the trunk during the last (and very memorable) scene of the finale.
“I can say, which is kind of funny, because when we shot the scene there was nothing in the trunk. When I say we know nothing, we were looking at nothing in the trunk, and I said to Marlene … ‘I just have to know. I’m an actor. Tell me what’s in the trunk so I can imagine it.’ And she said, ‘It’s pretty close to your worst nightmare.’ But when we shot the scene picking up with the season premiere where you see what’s in the trunk, she wasn’t far. It’s pretty awful.”
As for the other show Troian is a part of, the actress talked about the YouTube drama Lauren, which revolves around sexual assault in the military. “It’s an entirely YouTube channel called Wigs … I had no idea about this issue until I started working on Lauren … but apparently with men and women sexual assault in the military is happening to one out of three soldiers … this is the most frightening statistic — you’re more likely to get sexually assaulted by your fellow soldier than you are shot while serving.”
On a lighter note, Troian also recapped how boyfriend and Suits actor Patrick J. Adams took it upon himself to audition for a PLL role solely to win her back.
“Uh, yeah that happened,” she joked. “It was less than romantic at the time but it turned out to be very romantic … We got together because we were doing a play at the Geffen and it was kind of working out, but it wasn’t … it was one of those things where I was like, ‘Maybe this isn’t happening we should just call it quits.’ And we were just starting Pretty Little Liars so I broke up with him and then he called me the next day and said, ‘Just so you know I just randomly got an audition for your show’ … he went in and I was like, ‘Look I’ll never stop you, pursue work.’[But] I was like I didn’t think my show would be his thing! But he went in there and did the audition and then called, because he knew the casting director, his whole team of agents and managers and said, ‘If you can’t get me this job then we need to seriously talk about you working for me.’ And they were like, ‘You’re threatening all of us for a job on Pretty Little Liars?!’ And then he got it and called me and said, ‘Guess what? I’m going to be on your set, we should probably have lunch or dinner.’”
Did Patrick’s grand gesture work? “He said, ‘Look there’s a table read and I don’t want the first time I see you to be at the table read to be the first time since we’ve broken up,’” she explained. “And we talked and of course it was one of those where we were like, ‘Maybe we should …’ and then he didn’t show up to the table read!”
Patrick’s attempt clearly worked. “We’ve been together for like three years,” gushed Troian.
Listen to the full interview below and be sure to tune in to Season 4 premiere of Pretty Little Liars on June 11 on ABC Family and season two of Lauren this Friday on YouTube!
Photo: Sadao Turner/Ryan Seacrest Productions