Ashley Benson dreams of Tarantino casting

Ashley Benson

Ashley Benson hopes to play a “badass character” for Quentin Tarantino.

The 24-year-old actress is best known for portraying Hanna Marin in TV show Pretty Little Liars, but has made the move into films with Spring Breakers. She spends a lot of time thinking about the directors she’d like to team up with, with Quentin top of the crop.

“I’ve always wanted to work with Woody Allen; I’m a huge fan of his – I love all his movies. And Darren Aronofsky and Quentin Tarantino – he’s pretty awesome. I’d like to be one of his badass characters,” she told British Company magazine.

Quentin is famed for releases such as Pulp Fiction and the Kill Bill series, which starred Uma Thurman.

Although Ashley hopes to be noticed by some of Hollywood’s bigwigs, it’s not the only thing on her mind in terms of her career.

“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,” she explained. “Because I’ve played the same character on the show for years, any chance I get to play someone completely different from who I am or what I’ve played before, I’d like to jump at.”

As far as actress who she admires, the star cites Michelle Williams and Natalie Portman as her favorites. She also mentioned Scarlett Johansson and Julia Roberts, admitting there are too many inspirational people in the industry for her to name them all.

Ashley also hopes to attend some major movie events during her life, admitting going to the Academy Awards would be a dream come true.

“Oh man, I mean yeah, that would be pretty awesome, but you never know. Even just to attend the Oscars and see everybody would be really cool,” she gushed.

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