‘PLL’ newbie Sean opens up about life on the force, including the ongoing investigation into Detective Wilden’s death.
Is there really such a thing as a ‘good’ or ‘bad’ cop on Pretty Little Liars anymore? Sean Faris — who plays Rosewood’s newest authority figure, Officer Gabriel Holbrook — doesn’t think so. In fact, he has “no idea” where his badge lies on that spectrum. “There’s always a possibility there’s more than what he seems,” Sean tells HollywoodLife.com. “I haven’t figured it out yet, but we’ll see.”
Along with giving us more of Officer Holbrook, the June 25 episode will also introduce us to his partner, Detective Linda Tanner (Roma Maffia), whom Sean describes as Gabriel’s “mentor.”
“Gabriel kind of follows her lead,” Sean explains. “She sets the pace and makes sure that Holbrook is keeping pace with her.”
As for which liar they’ll be ‘keeping pace’ with most, Sean hints that Gabriel and Linda will have their hands — but hopefully not handcuffs — full with the Marins.
“The actress I’ve worked with the most is Ashley Benson,” he tells us. “So far, all roads lead to [her] house. So far.”
Does Gabriel Have His Eye On A Liar?
Given Rosewood’s history of cops getting a little too close to its under-age citizens — Wilden, Garrett and the list goes on — everybody wants to know whether Gabriel will follow in his predecessor’s creepy footsteps. Fortunately, it sounds like it’ll be all business with him. For the most part, anyway.
“Gabriel’s a young guy, so I’m sure he finds those little liars rather attractive,” Sean admits. “I really don’t know, but I’m not going to rule out any possibilities.”
Truth be told, Sean’s almost as much in the dark as the rest of us; and that’s just the way he likes it.
“I just go with the flow,” he admits. “I don’t ever ask what’s going on in the future, because my character wouldn’t know that yet either. … I just prepare my work and show up and do what I do.”
(Sounds like somebody’s hiding something!)
HollywoodLifers, what are your thoughts on Officer Holbrook? Good guy, bad guy? Drop a comment with your predictions below!
— Andy Swift