“Sometimes I play this chick Spencer Hastings on this show Pretty Little Liars. But only sometimes.”

“Sometimes I play this chick Spencer Hastings on this show Pretty Little Liars. But only sometimes.”

“I grew up with brothers. Girls terrified me. If a boy was mad at you, he hit you or he’d yell at you. I’m thinking about my brothers…. Boys didn’t go around just hitting me. But it was easy. With girls all of a sudden she’ll tell you ‘That skirt looks ugly on you.’ And you’re like ‘Oh you’re mad at me! I have to figure out what I’ve done.’ I had one really good girl friend all through high school. It’s funny, being on a show that’s so girl heavy I’m enjoying having girl friends for the first time. It’s really cool.”

Hairporn Queens: Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars, season 3)

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“When I was in high school, there was a lot of pressure on me. I felt like I had to be perfect. It’s a very wonderful, yet difficult thing to be given a lot of really good opportunities and the world is at your fingertips…I think there’s this insane amount of pressure to perform and sometimes when you have an eating disorder, that gets wrapped up in punishment and restriction with food. I definitely went through something like that. Truthfully, I did not address it for a very long time until I was forced to by a very wonderful group of people.The difficult thing I tell my fans [who are dealing with something similar] is that it’s not something that you get over. I believe in honoring the fact that every day they wake up and take a step toward health, honoring their body and taking care of themselves. Just remembering that they are young, beautiful and unique is worth everything in this world. What’s important is making the choice to take care of yourself today. And then making that same choice again in five minutes, in an hour, until one day you’re like, ‘Hey, what was I dealing with?”-Troian Bellisario


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