'Pretty Little Liars' Star Ian Harding Likes the 'Serious Skeletons' in Ezra's Closet

The star tells Celebuzz about the big reveal for his character on the ABC Family drama.

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How will Ezra (Ian Harding) find out he’s a daddy on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars?

That’s one of the major questions fans are asking about the second half of Season 3 on the addictive drama.

“It comes in the most unorthodox way,” Harding told Celebuzz at ABC’s party during the Television Critics Association press tour. “The way that it happens is pretty awesome. It’s not the basic like, ‘Oh, I think you should know this’ …  it’s awesome.”

Harding, for one, is ecstatic about the layers that producers are adding to his character with this storyline.

“Ezra kind of made me anxious in the sense that if somebody’s really nice or really normal in my actual life, I’m immediately suspect of it,” he revealed about his character. “He was super nice and super normal minus the relationship that he had."

Referring to Ezra's son, Harding added, "I like that he’s now got some serious skeletons in the closet."

Recalling the former English teacher’s first semi-skeleton -- his rich background – as a non-issue, he said he was “excited” when he first read the script featuring his high school girlfriend, Maggie (Larisa Olyenik), and his unknown son.

“I thought it was really great,” he said. “It’s right up Rosewood’s alley.”

As for the effect Maggie and Aria’s (Lucy Hale) big secret will have on Ezra, Harding told us that it will obviously “put on a strain on their relationship.”

“She’s 17. He’s a 7-year-old child. What is that going to be like?” he said. “It almost has a more weighty type of strain on their relationship than ‘Are we going to tell the world that we’re dating or not?’”

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays at 8PM on ABC Family.

How do you think Ezra will react when he finds out he has a son? Do you think he’ll find out before Aria can tell him? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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