Torrey DeVitto thinks Spencer & Melissa will always have a ‘horrible relationship.’ Do you agree?
Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Melissa’s (Torrey DeVitto) relationship was already rough on the first season of Pretty Little Liars, and when season two begins June 14, things are going to get downright ugly. “It’s going to get worse,” Torrey tells HollywoodLife.com about the sisterly spat, now fueled by Melissa’s suspicion that Spencer is responsible for her husband Ian’s (Ryan Merriman) disappearance.
“Melissa doesn’t want to believe what Spencer says,” Torrey continues. “Neither of them is ever going to trust the other.”
Read on for our full interview with Torrey:
A lot’s going on in Melissa’s life right now. What’s her mental state like when season two picks up?
She’s in a very distraught state, because obviously it’s a lot to handle. There are a lot of accusations going around and she still doesn’t know what to believe. There’s also a lot of animosity between her and Spencer. She wants answers; she wants to find out the truth. And being husband-less now is kind of scary for her.
So it’s safe to assume Melissa and Spencer’s relationship isn’t going to get any better?
No matter how those girls try, they’re always going to have a horrible relationship. And it’s going to get worse, because no matter what, Melissa does not want to believe what Spencer says and always wants to go against it. They’re never going to see eye to eye. Even if the truth starts to come out, I think something will happen that will make one of them look like a liar. Neither of them is ever going to trust the other.
A lot of viewers would probably put Melissa in the ‘bitch’ category. Do you think she’s developed an unfair reputation?
I do. In the beginning Melissa came off like a bitch, and I agreed. I was like, ‘Whoa, she’s kind of rude.’ But things kept happening last season that made her look a little more human, and I think people saw that. Her sister made out with her fiancé and her husband, so as much as she looks like the bad guy, she kind of gets the short end of the stick too. Melissa just has an obsession with making things look perfect, so that’s her biggest flaw. I don’t think she’s so much a bitch anymore; she’s just obsessed with everything looking right, and it catches up to her.
Speaking of bitches, you played a pretty crazy character on One Tree Hill. Did you have fun as Nanny Carrie?
I loved it! I had so much fun. And it’s funny, I always end up playing these roles that are accidental psychos. When I signed on to do One Tree Hill, Carrie was just the nice nanny. But then she tried to break up the family, and I had no idea that was all going to happen. I was only supposed to do six episodes, but then [creator] Mark Schwann called me when they were on hiatus and was like, ‘What do you think about taking Nanny Carrie and kind of turning it into Misery?’ And I was like, ‘What?’ But I had so much fun. I felt like it was the first time I really had the opportunity to go crazy and do stuff without just playing a typical, boring person.
Would you like to see Melissa go all ‘Nanny Carrie’ on the unsuspecting people of Rosewood?
As an actor, I think that’d be great! I love playing crazy parts. If Melissa went off the rails, I’d feel bad for her as a character, but as an actress, yeah sure! Bring it on!
Are you excited to see how intense things get between Spencer and Melissa this season? Would you love for Torrey to channel her inner Nanny Carrie? Drop us a comment, and watch the second season premiere of Pretty Little Liars at 8 p.m. June 14 on ABC Family!