Q&A: ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Sasha Pieterse Hits the Big Screen at Tribeca
Sasha Pieterse at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
She's probably best known for playing conniving, mean girl Alison DiLaurentis on "Pretty Little Liars," but, in reality, 17-year-old Sasha Pieterse is as sweet as pie.
The rising starlet arrived on the big screen at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival in "G.B.F." -- which is directed by Darren Stein, the man behind cult hit "Jawbreaker" -- a heartwarming, yet comical portrayal of high school and the trials and tribulations of coming out as a homosexual teen. Pieterse plays Fawcett, a popular girl determined to make her high school's first openly gay teen her gay best friend.
Filled with fresh-faced excitement, Pieterse, who admitted she hasn't done many interviews yet, sat down with Yahoo! Movies to talk about her first big role and hanging out in NYC.
How did you get involved in "G.B.F"?
Our process was really cool because a year before we shot the movie, I read the script. They asked if I wanted to come in and do a table read for investors and I said okay. I read the script and fell in love with it. I was like, 'Oh my god. This is amazing.' Michael [J. Willett] and I are the originals from that read, so when we saw each other on set, it was a reunion. We fell in love with everyone.
Was it as fun filming it?
It was amazing. It was such a short shoot. We shot for about a month and we got so close. It is a very unique movie and there really hasn't been anything done like this before. There are a lot of cool moments in this movie. There are outrageous things and the fashion is so great, but at the same time there is such a cool, heartwarming story that everyone will see. They'll love both.
Do you have a real life G.B.F.?
I do. I have two that I've had for a long time and they're amazing.
Sasha Pieterse and Michael J. Willett in 'G.B.F.' (Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
I feel so boring when people ask me this question, because I honestly don't have one. When I watch movies or TV, I am like, 'wow that guy is really cute, I really like him,' but I don't really have one person that I would die to go to something with. There are so many hot guys.
Did you go to your prom?
I didn’t. I was home-schooled and I graduated super-early. But I've always had older friends so I got to go to all their dances. I got the best of both worlds. I had the choice to go to prom with a friend of mine and I decided not to because I was filming very close to that. But red carpets and the "G.B.F" prom were so much better.