To finally be out of high school! I hated being in the school set. The lights were really draining. And being in a classroom just makes you feel "ugh," like I'm back in school.
I play with my two dogs. I get coffee. If I don't have coffee, I don't function. And I usually do Pilates three days a week for an hour, and I try to box or do SoulCycle two or three times a week. There are times I just want to do nothing! But then I don't feel good about myself.
Probably squatsand not for my butt but for my legs. We usually do circuit training, so I'll do 25 squats, then I'll run back and forth, and then I'll do lunges to the other side of the gym both ways, run, then squats. I can't move for days!
Gwyneth Paltrow. I have one of her cookbooks, and I think she looks beautiful. I'm not the best cook, but I made fish, this stew and some soups and salads. When I look at all the pictures in her cookbook, I'm like, "Wow, I already feel better," you know?
Jenna Dewan-Tatum. She is, like, the cutest thing. Her body right now is so incredibleand she's had a kid! I would obviously say, like, every supermodel, like Candice Swanepoel and Rosie Huntington-Whiteleybut that is just so not my body.
Yeah. It's come up a few times in the last few years, like, "You're too fat for this." And I'm just sitting here like, "Wait, what? Do you want a skeleton?" But I feel good. I don't want to lose 20 pounds, because I don't need to.
Absolutely. I get told all the time to lose weight. I got that a month ago. It's just weird. With my stuff recently, it's been, "You have to be skin and bones or you're not getting it." There was a point where it was getting to where a size 2 was great. I'm a size 2, but I think that a size 4 is healthy. I think that all of these sizes are healthy.
I'm still working on it. Really, honestly, if I have to go to an event and I'm not feeling my best? Spanx all the way. Literally. Even if you don't need them.
I've always been very wary about social media. Snapchat I love because you don't see comments. I love Instagram, but God, it's like every post, there's so much bullying in the comments. And that's the one thing about social media that I can't stand. There are times I want to delete the picture because I don't want it to happen.
Dating is so complicated. No, I'm not dating. I hate it. It's the worst!
The thing is, I have a lot of guy friends, and they are all, like, my brothers. I love to hold hands with people. And my guy friendsespecially Tyler Blackburn [who plays Hanna's ex-boyfriend Caleb on Pretty Little Liars]everyone's like, "You guys are dating!" And I'm like, "He is literally my brother." I love him forever, but there would never be anything there.
I know, I know. I'm much more of a guy's girl. I love hanging out with the guys. I'm not the type of girl who's like "Everybody put on party dresses, and let's get our makeup done!" I'm like, "Let's go to a dive bar."
He has to make me laugh, 100 percent. Be respectful. Personality is key. Likes to travel, and… I don't really like guys who work out. [Laughs]
Like, there are guys who work out, and there are guys who work out, in the mirror every day, with protein shakes and "I'm at the gym for 12 hours." I don't like big guys like that. I like skinnier guys. If there's a guy who's super in shape, out the door! Making me laugh is number one. And being adventurous, because I love to just do things last-minute. I've never been on a date, I don't think. I will never go on one.
I will never! A group date, hanging out one-on-one, yeah. But not, like, an actual date. I don't know what I would talk about! All my friends are like, "Go on blind dates." I'm like, "No. Nope."
I try to take an hour nap. If I don't get sleep, I found that I get really bad anxiety. I started getting panic attacks for two years straight. I think it was 2011 to 2013. I could barely go to work. It would get so bad that I would have to leave set. Or I'd be driving, and I would have a panic attack.
Every single day. Because I had a crazy incident on set: I had heart palpitations, and I thought I was having a heart attack, so I fainted on set and turned blue. The paramedics were there. Once that happened, I was like, "That's going to happen to me every single day," and it was just that constant fear. So anytime I felt some sort of weird thing, I'd be like, "Here it goes…"
No. If you've never felt it, you can't explain it. The person I was seeing at the time didn't understand, and my friends didn't understand, so there weren't people I could talk about it to. I felt crazy: Why am I feeling this way? I think a lot of people suffer from anxiety and have panic attacks. And I think it's good to talk about it.
I do still get them a little bit. That's part of why I work out, too, because it has cancelled out the anxiety. I was on Xanax for a long time. It helped, but I decided I was going to be able to self-medicate through meditation, working out, sleeping, eating healthy and drinking more water. I have this meditation app on my phone. I use it at least three times a week. There will be times where I will get [anxiety], but it's not a full-blown panic attack. It's just, like, for a couple hours I feel as if I'm going to die. I had a friend who was like that for, like, seven years. She wouldn't leave her house, and then she finally dealt with it. Anxiety is horrible.
That was when I got told that I was too fat. I was just like, "Why am I even in this industry?" It's just so depressing sometimes. But no matter what challenge you're going through, if you're having the worst day or the worst week or the worst year, everything that's happening to you right now is happening for a reason that you will see in the future.