The co-hosts — who will be joined by Billy Porter in NYC, Ciara in LA and Big Freedia in New Orleans — also reminisced about past New Year’s Eve smooches, with Seacrest saying with a laugh, “I’ve kissed fans, I’ve kissed Jonas Brothers, I’ve kissed different artists that have been up on that stage over the years — because it’s midnight, and you turn to your left or right on the stage, and those who are couples are kissing, and those who are just left standing, we end up kissing each other on the cheek.” Hale, meanwhile, tried to score a kiss from Seoul’s finest: “BTS was there last year, and I was like, ‘Oh my God,’ like trying to sneak up on one of them. Didn’t happen.”
Watch the full interview above — in which Hale discusses whether she would make a cameo in the upcoming HBO Max reboot of Pretty Little Liars — and tune in to Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest starting at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
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–Reporting by Tetris Kelly