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08/14/2013 06:11 pm ET

'Pretty Little Liars' Star Nia Peeples Is 'Thrilled' About The Challenge Of A Child Abuse Storyline (VIDEO)

Teen soap "Pretty Little Liars" has taken a particularly dark turn this season, especially for The Fields family.

Pam (Nia Peeples) faced allegations of child abuse after she grabbed her daughter Emily's (Shay Mitchell) arm during an argument in front of her high school. The police investigation is most likely the work of the elusive "A" and it might be the furthest the faceless blackmailer has gone thus far on the ABC Family series.

During an interview with HuffPost Live's Josh Zepps about her new beauty initiative More Than Skin Deep, Peeples said she's happy with the heavy subject matter because it gives her a challenge.

"I was thrilled to see something come my way that really made my character walk a difficult path," she said. "It's much more challenging for me. I prefer that."

Peeples said the child abuse storyline is an invigorating arc for her character after a few seasons without much drama.

"The first season my character had some challenging things. The second and third season I was kind of hanging around making cookies. It makes for an easy day of work, but it's not very challenging as an actor," she said.

Catch the full interview with Nia Peeples at HuffPost Live HERE.

"Pretty Little Liars" airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

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