August 29th, 2013
In a new interview with E!Online, Pretty Little Liars actor Ian Harding maintains that his character Ezra Fitz is ‘not a sociopath’ even after fans saw Tuesday’s reveal of the beloved high school teacher as the evil puppet master ‘A’ (watch again here and it should be ‘again’ because it’s already Thursday, seriously, you should have watched it by now).
Here’s what we learned, and didn’t learn, from his interview with the site.
Ian also likes crazy-Ezra, who we have discussed in the weekly Pretty Little Podcast episodes.
“We were able to see Ezra actually get angry, which is a new thing, and so I think all three seasons of emotional repression came out at the closet door.”
Ian explains Ezra’s anger after seeing that someone touched the suits in his lair, which are supposed to be spaced three inches apart.
“I think what he was trying to convey is there is something that Ezra is trying to hide or something that he’s trying to protect. Whether that is Aria, or his reputation, or this thing that he has on the side, whatever it is, he’s has been kind of caught with his pants down in some sense.”
Of course PLL isn’t gonna give it all away at once.
“I don’t know if ‘board shorts’ and A and me are the same things, we don’t know yet.”
Probably shouldn’t bring up the whole statutory thing when describing Ezra as a ‘good guy’.
“Ezra is such a good guy, even with the whole like high-school-girlfriend thing, he’s still just such a good guy and so I wanted something to change it up a little bit.”
Ian, like the rest of us, is still holding out hope for Mr. Fitz.
“Ezra is not a sociopath, in my opinion. Granted, the writers are the ones who control the storyline, so they could have a completely different opinion. But I don’t think that he is some like whack-job who is just there to torment people and then going to be like laughing manically in a straitjacket by the end of the season.”
Yes, the potential storylines are interesting. Now please tell us what they are.
“I think that he does love Aria and I’m interested to see what has driven him to do some shady things, but I don’t think he’s a bad guy. He’s just driven by something that has made him do questionable things. I trust the writers. I don’t think it’s going to turn out that he’s just this weird sociopathic killer. I don’t think it would be as tacky and contrived as that. The potential storylines are all pretty interesting and completely justified by the stories.”
Team #EZRIA for life.
“I’m interested to if Ezra is protecting her in some way, and what form that would take. There have been some interesting scenes that we have shot thus far that I’m really itching to see how it’s justified involving Lucy and a few other things so I’m not sure what that connection would be.”
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