If every Thursday afternoon were like this Who knows what things would be like. @itsashbenzo, in #thedialupissue And on Flaunt.com, here reclining in @stellamccartney, @burberry.prorsum, @ippolitajewelry, and @jfisherjewelry. Photographed by: @fredericauerbach. Styled by: @sweetbabyjamie. Hair: @giannetos. Makeup: @byjakebailey. Manicure: @tracy_clemens.
In the accompanying Flaunt interview, Benson details a few of her non-Hanna Marin roles. In the forthcoming Chronically Metropolitan, she plays Shiloh Fernandez's love interest, and in Elvis and Nixon, she trades scenes with veteran actor Michael Shannon. Apparently, she was a bit intimidated to meet Shannon (of Boardwalk Empire and Man of Steel acclaim), but the experience turned out to be a thrill. "[Shannon] played Elvis and he was so in character and so intense," Benson told Flaunt. "I was so nervous to meet him, but he was incredibly nice and an amazing actor to work with." As for her all-time top director? Benson favors Harmony Korine, who directed her in Spring Breakers when she was 21. "He made me look up YouTube videos of spring break and college and high school students and everyone getting wasted and throwing up everywhere," she recounts. "And I was like, fuck...This is not what I want to do! And Harmony was like, 'You have to be in the character!'" Benson did an incredible job inhabiting that role, just as she does as a bombshell brunette. OPENER IMAGE: Matt Baron/REX Shutterstock.