ashley benson laura leighton pretty little liars 'Pretty Little Liars' Ashley Benson: Laura Leighton 'is very motherly to me'The deceit and intrigue of “Pretty Little Liars” is soon coming to ABC Family. Check out this sneak peek of Ashley Benson and her on-screen mom Laura Leighton and find out what Ashley has to say about their off-screen relationship.

Benson is playing Hanna Marin, the girl who took over Queen Bee after the former QB Allison mysteriously disappeared, who has a bit of a shoplifting problem. “Melrose Place” alum Laura Leighton plays Ashley Marin, Benson’s mother on the show.

“Laura’s become like my second mom, we talk all the time,” Ashley tells Zap2it. “She helps me out with my personal life, she gives me really good advice. We have so much fun on set together, she’s great. She is very motherly to me, I like that a lot.”

Check out this scene between them from the first episode, which premieres Tuesday, June 8 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."