Ashley Benson: ‘Spring Breakers’ Sex Scene Was ‘Shot Beautifully’

Even open-minded Hanna Marin might blush when she sees what real-life alter-ego Ashley Benson has been up to. Because the “Pretty Little Liars” starlet is getting down and dirty with not one but two paramours (at the same time!) in her latest film “Spring Breakers.”

Yep, Ashley has an on-screen threesome with co-stars James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens, and in a backyard pool no less! So how did the actress feel watching the moment unfold for the first time?

“The first time I saw it was on a very small screen, so I didn’t really get to see what it was when I got to see the film in Venice,” she recalled. “And that was extremely nerve-racking because it wasn’t just me, it was tons of people watching.”

But don’t get any funny ideas: The actress insists that the interlude is actually quite tastefully done.

“I thought it was beautiful,” Ashley said. “I thought it was shot beautifully. We had an amazing DP [director of photography], BenoĆ®t [Debie]. For a sex scene, I think it was just filmed beautifully. It wasn’t raunchy. It was telling a story. It was so beautiful. The film is shot so amazingly, so I think parts like that that could be seen as nasty or bad or whatever, it doesn’t seem that way because it’s just beautifully done.”

“Spring Breakers” opens today in New York and L.A., going wide on March 22.

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