Pretty Little Liars Cast Talks Fave Music
Kidzworld is on the set of TV’s Pretty Little Liars to round up the cast and grill ’em on new season secrets. The show runners won’t let us spill what we learned until closer to the airdate – January 3 on ABC Family – but we did get some really fun responses to a musical question that we can share now!
Pretty Little Liars
Kidzworld: What are you into right now in music?
Lucy Hale (Aria): I’m into Glee. We need to do a musical episode! I want to do a musical!
Brant Daugherty (Noel): Anything that I can’t see the dollar signs on. If I can tell you made it just to sell another record or get that single on the radio, I’m probably not going to be into it. Lately I’ve been into Mumford and Sons a lot. I like everything from Beethoven to Frank Sinatra, things on the Top 40. My ipod is the most random jumble of stuff. I’m learning the guitar thanks to the show as well. I can at least blend if we do a musical episode.
Brendan Robinson (Lucas): I love Vampire Weekend. I love their sound. It’s so different. That song Cousins that they do, it’s so interesting. I like bands that are interesting, kind of off the beaten path. I like some indie rock stuff. I love U2, I love 30 Seconds to Mars, their latest album. I sing and went to a performing arts high school, like a lame version of Fame, only 80 kids there and I took tap dancing for five years because we didn’t have P.E.
Shay Mitchell (Emily): Anything and everything. I love Italian music; Frank Sinatra when I’m cooking pasta or I’ll do soundtracks. I love the Eat, Pray, Love soundtrack or Vicky Christina Barcelona. That Spanish music is amazing. I’m always trying out different things. The girls on the show are always listening to something and will be like, “Hey, check this out.” Then I find a new band that I love but it varies according to my mood. But definitely something upbeat in the morning to get me going!
Ashley Benson (Hanna): Everything except country. I’m into Pink Martini right now. I listen to them on weekends when I cook and play with my dog and have friends over. I also like Lady Gaga and Rihanna and The Pierces; different kinds of music but I can’t do country.
Ian Harding (Ezra): I dabble in everything. I’m a really big fan of folk music but I’m going through this phase of this composer John Adams. He did the music for this movie I Am Love and it’s ridiculous when you listen to it. You’re put into another universe. Then I’ll turn around and have some really offensive hip-hop on. That’s great for the gym, or angry death metal that you can’t get away from because you are running and it’s strapped to you. I’m across the board depending on my mood.
Keegan Allen (Toby): Love Bob Dylan and Van Morrison, Radiohead is incredible. Neil Young, Elton John, John Lennon, the Beatles. Love all that. I play piano and just picked up guitar last year. I’m teaching myself but it’s an incredibly long process. I taught myself piano but when you move to guitar it’s like whoa! Some people I’ve met are sooo good but I’m learning and I really am mutilating my fingers.
Troian Bellisario (Spencer): My staples of all time are Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith and Regina Spektor is always somewhere on my computer or record player but recently I can’t stop listening to the new Arcade Fire album. I went to their show and it was sooo good live. The most amazing visualizations and sounds.
Lynn Barker, an editor and entertainment journalist for several websites, magazines and newspapers, has been active in the entertainment industry for many years.