'Pretty Little Liars' Creator Marlene King's Got Some Secrets!
You have paid homage to Hitchcock several times. I forget now if it’s you or Oliver Goldstick (executive producer) who is the Hitchcock fan.
Well, I think we’ve all become Hitchcock fans but I came into this show with the thought that we should pay as much homage to Hitchcock as possible. We try to honor Hitchcock’s work heavily, at least in every finale.
I’m going to have to pay more attention to that because I have seen Vertigo and Rear Window in the show.
You should see Psycho before you see the Season 2 finale.
I love that you’re planning to reference Psycho. Do we think we might get to Rebecca or Notorious at some point?
Oh, wouldn’t that be fun? I hope so.
The mentor / friendship that has developed between Emily and Hanna’s mom Mrs. Marin is really sweet. How did that storyline come to be?
I think that Laura Leighton brings so much to that character of Ashley Marin, we all love writing for Laura and that character. First of all, Hanna and her mom just have this unique code of sisterhood that I just love. They bend the rules, the break rules but they have each other’s back constantly, and who wouldn’t want a relationship like that with their mother? She is such a lovely drawn character that it just felt like a lot of fun to put Emily in that house and say, “What would the dynamics of these two be? What would be their dynamic?” They really have some lovely moments and lovely scenes together in the rest of the season so it’s a lot of fun to watch.
As someone who had a crush on Annabeth Gish back in her Mystic Pizza days I have to ask if Annabeth Gish’s Dr. Sullivan will be returning.
Annabeth will be back, and I’ll just say Annabeth’s character does know who A is. As a human being she, Annabeth, is so lovely. We are thrilled to have her part of our world.
I thought it was genius casting considering Annabeth had her own life as a teen star.
She’s a dear, I just love her. And I love Dr. Sullivan. Dr. Sullivan played such a great influence on the girls’ lives in the first half of the season, and now we will get to see her before the end of the season.
Is there anything else you’d like to say about what we can expect from Pretty Little Liars?
It’s just a very exciting time for us because we feel this season is the end of a sort of two-year journey for us. We started telling the story (of A) two years ago and it’s really exciting for us to finally get to share with the audience the conclusion of that part of Pretty Little Liars.
Well, I really appreciate you taking the time. I love the show. I’m a bit of a geek / nerd about it.
So you’re at the Pretty Little Liars/ Revenge parties?
I’ll let my gay guy friends know that you’d like an invite.
Good. Great. I’ll hold you to it.
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