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Ashley Benson Joins ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Tonight — Watch Preview

Mon, January 21, 2013 5:35pm EDT by Andy Swift 2 Comments
Ashley Benson How I Met Your Mother
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Watch Ashley put her ‘Pretty Little’ moves on Josh Radnor. You can literally taste the awkwardness.

If you thought Hanna Marin had daddy issues, just wait until you see Ashley Benson‘s character on How I Met Your Mother! The Pretty Little Liars star appears on the CBS sitcom’s Jan. 21 episode as Carly Whittaker, who falls for Ted (Josh Radnor) because she thinks he’s old — like, even older than he actually is.

“Old men are so sexy,” she tells him. “Were you in Vietnam?”

And it sounds like Ted has Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) to thank for all the awkwardness. According to the episode’s official description, “Barney begs Ted to continue seeing his much younger, much wilder girlfriend, even though Ted has nothing in common with her.”


Ashley Benson’s Racy New Roles

While Ashley’s dad-hungry character on How I Met Your Mother is definitely a departure from her Rosewood persona, it’s hardly her only ‘adult’ role on the horizon. We recently saw the trailer for Spring Breakers, which finds Ashley — along with co-stars Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez — playing a bikini-clad bank robber.

And Ashley can’t wait for her fans to see her in a new light!

“The person I play is insane,” Ashley told at ABC Family’s Winter Wonderland on Dec. 2 in NYC. “I’m actually very excited for people to see that side of me, because I’ve never played anything like this character. … [My fans] are going to see me in a completely different light.”

Watch Ashley’s HIMYM debut below, and be sure to tune in for the episode at 8 p.m. TONIGHT on CBS!

— Andy Swift

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