Ashley Benson isn’t one to kiss and tell.
Hm, what is her relationship like with the 34-year-old actor now?
“James is awesome,” the actress, 23, tells me this week during a Faviana fashion event in NYC. “We became super close after the movie. Yeah. He’s a really good friend of mine.”
True that they’re dating?
In steps a publicist to interject.
“She doesn’t want to talk about that,” he says.
Ashley repeats, “He’s a really good friend.”
For Ashley, James isn’t the only game in town. She confesses to crushing on Johnny Depp.
“He’s hot,” she says with an easy laugh. ”I’ve been in passing with him, and I can’t say anything! If I saw him in his pirate costume, I think I’d die. I really would. I’ve been to every Pirates [of the Caribbean] premiere. I’m obsessed with them, and I love him. Literally, if he was in front of me, I’d be like ‘ahhh! Huh. What do I do?’”
Plus, there’s Ryan Gosling.
“Ryan’s so hot,” she says. “I met him at a Golden Globes afterparty, and I was just like ‘hi.’ He was talking to me, and I didn’t hear what he was saying. I just stared at him, and I was like ‘oh my God, my car’s here,’ and then I left because I didn’t know what to say. I get super shy.”
Being high-maintenance isn’t Ashley’s style in the dating department.
“Dinner and a movie is always good,” she says. “You get to talk to each other and you get to watch a cool movie. And I love going to the movies.”
Her requests are simple.
“They have to make me laugh,” she says. “Yeah. Have a good personality. I get bored easily, so don’t make me bored! They have to be silly. I don’t like when they take themselves too seriously, because I definitely don’t. I’m all over the place all the time.”
Still, romance hasn’t been easy.
“Love is super tough,” she opines. “I’ve been through a few relationships. They’ve all been amazing, but once you go into a relationship, you’re either going to get your heart broken or you’re going to be the heartbreaker, or you’re going to be together forever.”
She continues, “It’s such a crazy thing. There’s a lot to think about. Relationships are tricky, but I guess just have fun, always have an honest and open communication about all things. To really trust each other is the main thing for me. Especially with what I do. You’re always gone, and you’re traveling all the time, so you definitely have to have trust.”
For her upcoming date nights, Ashley will turn to Faviana.
“I’ve never been to prom, and it’s a great line for prom, but also special occasions,” she says. “They have Faviana and they have Faviana Glamour. Faviana Glamour is more sophisticated and mature. Faviana is the fun, young, flirty, sexy dresses. It’s super fun. I think it’s a fun way for me to experience prom in another way, and I think I’ll help my fans pick out great dresses for their prom or any special occasion.”
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Catch Ashley in Spring Breakers, which opens in select cities March 15 and nationwide March 22. And check out Faviana—Ashley is the face of the line!