‘You’re not going to see Aria,’ Jean-Luc tells HollywoodLife.com of Lucy’s Feb. 5 appearance. Plus, what’s next for the Ben-Riley-Danny triangle?
Forget everything you thought you knew about Lucy Hale – well, for one night, anyway. The Pretty Little Liars star is paying a visit to ABC Family’s hit comedy Baby Daddy tonight, and Jean-Luc Bilodeau tells HollywoodLife.com to expect some truly outrageous moments.
“Her character is this sweet, wholesome pastor’s daughter, being babysat by Riley; and as soon as Riley leaves, she drops the whole facade,” Jean-Luc explains. “She lets her hair down, she takes her top off and she’s ready to party!”
And “party” she does! Jean-Luc tells us we can expect strip poker, pink underwear and general insanity during Lucy’s detour from Rosewood.
“You’re not going to see Aria,” he assures us. “It’s really cool seeing her step out of that familiar character and into this sitcom format. She plays kind of a bratty character, and she’s really funny.”
Ben’s Future With Riley — Will He Fight Danny For Her?
But fear not! Lucy’s one-episode appearance on the show won’t negatively impact Ben’s chances at reuniting with Riley (Chelsea Kane), no matter how hopeless their situation may seem at the moment.
“Ben does love Riley, he’s just preoccupied with a lot of stuff in his life,” Jean-Luc tells us. “I think Ben’s going to realize she’s the perfect mother figure for Emma. As soon as he makes that connection, he’s going to try even harder to make it work. But who knows? By the time he realizes that, she might be with Danny.”
Oh, that’s right, Ben has to worry about big-brother Danny (Derek Theler) swooping in on Riley, too! And believe it or not, Jean-Luc thinks Ben would actually let that happen.
“Honestly, [Danny pursuing Riley] would probably make Ben reconsider his place in Riley’s life,” Jean-Luc says. “Ben might even withdraw a little bit, because there’s nothing worse than chasing someone who’s into you and someone else. Ben isn’t that competitive, so he might step back just to see where it would go.”
Fortunately, there is one guy you can cross off Riley’s list of potential suitors: her ex-boyfriend Fitch (Matt Dallas)!
“We’ve definitely seen the last of Fitch for a while, which sucks, because I love working with Matt,” Jean-Luc says. “I feel like his involvement with Riley is pretty much over, but I do hope we see him again. His character has changed so much since those first few episodes we saw him on. He’s kind of a douche now, and it’s really funny.”
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Lucy’s Baby Daddy debut? Drop a comment with your thoughts on her guest appearance, as well as your preference for Riley (Ben or Danny?!) below.
— Andy Swift