“I just turned 21. I met you when I was 14. You look the exact same. And so do I,” she joked to Ryan (though, uh, it’s kinda true). “I’m going to be playing a teen for a very long time.”
Lucy hasn’t given up her musical talents — she’ll sing an Eva Cassidy song in “PLL”’s eighth episode. “[I’m] singing about my teacher I’m in love with,” she told Ryan. “He’s so angry at me. He’s actually mad at himself, but he takes it out on me because I guess he’s mad that I’m 16.”
Speaking of “PLL,” Lucy said the scandalous nature of Aria’s illegal relationship with Mr. Fitz (hello, she’s underage) is part of what drew her to the role. “That’s why I wanted to be a part of the series, because ABC Family has never done anything like this. They’re just pushing the limits. …It’s just an edgier, more adult show.”
Ryan couldn’t get any juicy “PLL” secrets out of Lucy, except for the fact that things are going to unfold a little differently on the TV show than they did in the books. (Beware: A major SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t read the books!) “In the books, it’s Hannah’s best friend, but we’re doing it completely different on the show,” she said. “They don’t tell us anything. I don’t know what’s going on.”
Though she’s previously dated Hollywood-type guys (“I’ve dated a few actors and that didn’t work out, so…”), Lucy said her mother wanted her to go a different route. “My mom wants me to date a southern guy. She wants me to date someone who’s not out here.”
Did you listen to Lucy’s interview on Ryan’s show? What did you think? Who do you think “A” is?