Ashley Benson in Cosmopolitan March 2014: I Say No To On-Screen Nudity and Drugs

Posted Monday January 27, 2014 9:10 AM GMT

With the fifth season of “Pretty Little Liars” slated to premiere January 28th, Ashley Benson pitched in on promotional efforts by covering the March 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan magazine.

During her Q&A session with the publication, the 24-year-old actress opened up about everything from her relationship with Ryan Good to her “just say no” policy when it comes to drugs and nudity scenes.

Highlights from Miss Benson’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Cosmopolitan!

On her drug free lifestyle:
“There are drugs and alcohol in my family on both sides, so I’ve seen lives ruined, going to jail and all that. Once you start with any drug, it can be an addiction – that’s why I never want to start and am not even tempted, because that chain is relentless. And if it runs in your family, you see how unglamorous it is. I would never want to be out of control with my body.”

On her stance against on-screen nudity:
“I never want to do nudity that’s gratuitous. Girls look so much better in lingerie or a t-shirt and leave the rest up to the imagination. I make it clear that I have a line. Everyone tries to push you, and it’s easy to get talked into doing those things. I’ll just walk off-set. But not everyone realizes they can do that.”

On Ryan:
“Ryan is one of the strongest people I’ve met, so grounded and such a positive influence on people. We took a break because it was so hard. I work 20 hour days, so I’m always gone. So a lot of your relationship is on the phone and iChatting and trying to catch up.”

On her pranks while on-set:
“The only way I’m similar to her is that she’s sarcastic and she’s always having fun—that’s me too. Once, I stuck gum on Keegan Allen’s coat collar, so when he leaned back, it got caught in his hair.”

Photo Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath for Cosmopolitan