Although we’ve only met her once, we can’t help but utterly adore Hanna Marin’s sassy grandma, Regina Marin. Hanna’s nanna is a total spitfire with whom we would never dare mess with. Not only does she speak her mind freely — especially when rushing to help her loved ones against wicked people (cough *Kate Randall* cough) — but she’s also Team Ashley Marin (sorry, Isabel), stylish, and downright hilarious. Moreover, the Tony Award winning actress/Broadway sensation who plays her, Betty Buckley, is a force to be reckoned as well.
Best of all? Betty, who just released a new CD called “Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway” and whose brother Norman has directed some of our favorite PLL episodes, is resuming her recurring role as the spiciest G-ma ever in the Pretty Little Liars Season 3 episode titled, “She’s Better Now.” Here’s the scoop straight from Betty:
I’m also in the first episode of the [mid-season premiere] of “Pretty Little Liars,” which starts airing in January. It’s my second appearance on the show…my character’s name is Regina, and I call her Grandma Reg. She’s an Oklahoma rancher who was a glamour girl in her day; she’s really outspoken and very hilarious. She’s kind of over the top and very protective of Hannah.
I hope they’ll keep bringing Regina back. Those girls are great, I love them, I love the whole team — they’re really terrific people.
Check out the full interview over at Huffington Post!
Aww. We’re glad Betty is happy to be back, and we bet the PLL family feels the same way. Are you also excited to reunite with Regina Marin? Drop us a note in the comments!