Ashley Benson loves 'freedom' of independent film

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 July 2014
Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson loves the "freedom and challenge" of independent film and hopes to make more movies in future

Ashley Benson loves the "freedom and challenge" of independent film.

The 'Spring Breakers' actress - who is best known for playing Hanna Marin in TV show 'Pretty Little Liars' - is hoping to make more movies as she enjoys stepping away from the long-running show.

She said: "Film is where I want to head towards and every year I try.

"I'd love to do independent films, I think there's more freedom and more of a challenge.

"Because I've played the same character on the show for years, any chance I get to play someone completely different to who I am or what I've played before, I like to jump at."

While the 24-year-old star enjoyed working on 'Spring Breakers', she admits the level of recognition she received when out with co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez was "crazy".

She told Company magazine: "When I went to Europe for the 'Spring Breakers' tour, that was nuts because I also had Selena and Vanessa with me. It just created a whole craze!

"I remember being in Paris and we were at a mall shopping, and we looked out of the window and there was thousands of people waiting outside - like we were the Beatles. It was like, 'Woah, this is crazy.' "

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