Ashley Benson is best known for playing Hanna Marin on Pretty Little Liars, and it's no secret her character has come a long way, especially when it comes to really accepting who she is. On the show, Hanna overcame struggles she had with her eating disorder and although Ashley hasn't gone through something quite like that in her real life, in a new interview she did open up about how she was told she wasn't the right size to play a certain role, something she said is very damaging for someone to hear.
“I was just told I was too fat for a part. I’m a size 2! I cried for 30 minutes, but then you have to let it roll off your shoulders or it could cause a serious eating disorder," Ashley said. "A lot of people in this industry hear they need to lose weight more times than they should. It does make you stronger, though."
Ashley tries to not let these negative and unnecessary comments get to her and she really wants fans to know she isn't someone who looks picture perfect all the time, since this is simply unrealistic.
“I saw photos from a shoot of myself just the other day and thought, 'That doesn’t even look like me!' I was so disappointed,” she said. “I hate to think that girls are like, ‘She’s so skinny! Her skin is so perfect!’ I have pimples just like they do. I wanted to show people I’m not perfect — no one is.”
Ash is all about being herself and she wants to be accepted the way she is, which is always refreshing to see.
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