The Pretty Little Liars fandom is a close-knit one, and the four actresses who star as Emily, Aria, Spencer, and Hanna all feel like they have a responsibility to create strong characters that their fans can relate to and get inspiration from. Shay Mitchell and Ashley Benson recently spoke about why they love playing Emily and Hanna, and why it's important for these characters to be good example for girls everywhere.
"Honestly, I feel like all four girls have such strong characters," Shay said. "I know from my character and from being able to play Emily, she is a role model to a lot of girls. And you know, to stay true to who she is, and I feel great playing her."
Ashley completely agreed with Shay, and feels that the overall message of PLL is all about girl power.
"I think that every girl can identify with one of the four characters and I think that's what's best. It's women empowerment to be honest. Like yeah, go [girls]!"
How great is that? It's always good to know when actors truly enjoy being on a TV show, especially one as fabulous as PLL!
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