Welcome back to my beginner’s guide to “Pretty Little Liars.” This is part three, and today I am introducing Aria Montgomery who is played by Lucy Hale.
About Aria Montgomery
Aria Montgomery is hinted to have been something of a rebel, at least where fashion is concerned. In the time of Ali, Aria apparently had pink streaks in her hair! Her style is something that rushes to the forefront when thinking of Aria. She is quite punky, almost goth in the sense that she wears a lot of black but her attitude is not typical of the goth stereotype. She is just one of those girls who can wear quirky styles and look amazing.
Aria is a bright, talented young lady, but quietly so. Her academic record isn’t well broadcast like Spencer’s, but she has quite a flair for English. At the start of Pretty Little Liars, Aria’s family had just returned home from a year in Finland. In the beginning, it was through Aria that we learned about Ali and how the friendships of the girls were when Ali was still alive. One of the reasons for the Montgomery family move was that Aria’s father Byron had been having an affair. Aria caught him kissing another woman in the back of his car when she was walking home from school with Ali one day. Ali urged Aria to tell her mother but Aria refused, afraid it would break up the family. When the Montgomery’s returned to Rosewood, Aria’s relationship with Byron was still frosty but they slowly began to fix it. Just when it seemed everything would be okay again, Aria’s mother Ella received a letter from “A” revealing the affair, and that Aria knew about it the whole time. After much fighting between Ella and Byron, Ella moved out of the family home and Byron has been struggling to keep everything under control without her.
As if that weren’t enough for Aria to deal with, she has also been having a fling with her teacher, Mr Fitz! The pair seem to understand each other in ways that nobody else does and although nobody would ever encourage such a relationship in real life, on the show you can’t help rooting for them. While it seemed that they might work it out, Mr Fitz freaked out and put an end to the relationship but it is clear they are still very much in love with each other. As a direct result of her upset and anger, Aria began dating school stud, Noel. It seems as though she genuinely cares for him but her heart definitely lies with Mr Fitz.
About Lucy Hale
Lucy Hale was born in Memphis Tennessee in 1989, and is a well known name in the U.S as both a singer and an actress. In 2003, Lucy was part of the group American Juniors (looks a bit like the American version of the UK group S Club Juniors), and she performed on An American Idol Christmas and Entertainment Tonight. When the group ended, Lucy began her acting career. Before Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale had parts in Drake and Josh, The OC, American Family and the Wizards of Waverley Place. She is perhaps best known for her role in the Bionic Woman, as the Bionic Woman’s little sister. Hale was also in the movie The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants 2.
Lucy Hale has the potential to do amazing things, whether in singing or acting, as she incredible at both. Whatever she chooses to do, I believe she will be successful for a long time to come.
Please take a look at parts one and two of my Beginner’s Guide to Pretty Little Liars
A Beginner’s Guide to Pretty Little Liars – Part One, Alison DiLaurentis
A Beginner’s Guide to Pretty Little Liars – Part Two, Spencer Hastings