We all know and love Ashley Benson as “Hanna Marin” on one of our favorite shows, Pretty Little Liars. While we’re used to watching her speculate and scheme from our couches every Tuesday, now we are getting to see her in a brand new role. Ashley stars in Pixels alongside Adam Sandler and Josh Gad as a sexy video game vixen come to life. We sat down with Ashley to talk about her first big studio movie, and of course, a little bit of PLL!
Cambio: What was the best piece of advice director, Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Rent, Mrs. Doubtfire), gave you on set?
Ashley Benson: “More than giving me advice, it was just watching him do his craft. He’s just so specific and he knows what he wants. You know, we didn’t get to film with all of the stuff flying through the air, it was mostly imagining all of the things flying at you and having to kill them. He helped me to stand straight, to walk like you’re a video game hero, like you’re tough, you’re bad. So, every time I did something, he would give me a little, ‘Hey, do it this way. You’re a guy, you’re going to kick ass!’ Sorry for my French… But, you know he was very helpful in that sense because I felt crazy standing in the middle of Toronto swinging swords in the air!”
C: What was the best part about playing a video game vixen?
AB: “I think just being able to learn how to sword fight and train. It was crazy, we trained for three weeks and I had to learn how to handle swords and move them in certain ways. I didn’t know what I was doing half the time! It was really hard, I had to practice at home. Just learning how to do a bunch of jumps and kicks and turns, and fighting with a partner. Being sure I wouldn’t stab Josh in the face was hard! When it wasn’t a stunt double, it was Josh, and sometimes we’d have to be on the same page for me to not get hurt, or vice versa. It was really fun, though, I loved it!”
Well, this is uncomfortable! Ashley Benson dropped by ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ on July 23 where she revealed her most awkward encounter with a fan, and you’ll never believe where it all went down!
Ashley Benson, 25, may want to invest in a bodyguard — and soon. The Pretty Little Liars actress stopped by Late Night With Seth Meyers on July 23 where she revealed the story behind her most awkward fan encounter. The site of this incredibly uncomfortable moment? The shower! Here’s what went down and the awesome way Ashley responded.
Being bombarded by hoards of fans on the street is stressful enough, but things reached new levels of awkward when Ashley ran into an obsessed PLL fan while attempting to enjoy a relaxing day at the spa. “I was at a Korean spa and I was showering, and, obviously, you’re not clothed,” Ashley said. (This sounds like trouble already). “A girl came into my shower stall and she was like, ’Can we get a picture? Can you tell me who A is? What can we talk about, can you tell me anything?’” Hello? It’s called boundaries people!
Ashley was promoting her new movie, ‘Pixels,’ in NYC on July 23 and she stunned everyone, when she rocked five different outfits in one day — now that is a fashionista. Which look of Ashley’s did you like best? VOTE.
Ashley Benson, 25, is promoting her new film, Pixels, in the best way possible. She has been sporting a ton of different looks, and on July 23, she even rocked five looks in one day — that is impressive. We think all of her looks were equally as cute, but what do you think? Which look was your fave? VOTE.
Ashley started off her busy day with Good Morning America, where she sported a satin navy Jill Stuart Resort 2016 jumpsuit, which featured a halter top with a choker neckline that showed off some cleavage. The legs of the trousers were very wide and she paired it with her signature nude ankle-strap sandals.