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What Happened To Mike & Mona on 'Pretty Little Liars'? Janel Parrish Dishes!

What Happened To Mike & Mona on 'Pretty Little Liars'? Janel Parrish Dishes!

While we’re all fans of Ezria and Haleb and Spoby and Emison, there’s one Pretty Little Liars ‘ship that always gets brushed aside — Mike and Mona!

While we’re not expecting a miracle or anything on seeing the two together and happy on the series finale tonight, JJJ sure does miss this coupling — and Janel Parrish does too.

“I loved Mike and Mona!” Janel told us in our interview with her, but figures that the two have probably moved on by now.

She adds, “It’s 5 years later. It’s sad, but I think they moved on. Mona’s got more important things on her mind than romance!”

Tune into the Pretty Little Liars series finale TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform.

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Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Actually Auditioned For This Character (Exclusive)

Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Actually Auditioned For This Character (Exclusive)

We know that pretty much all the main cast of Pretty Little Liars didn’t audition for the roles they ended up with — and Janel Parrish didn’t either.

JJJ spoke to the star, who plays Mona Vanderwaal on the show, and she revealed that she didn’t go out for Mona at all — it was actually Spencer Hastings!

“I got a few callbacks and then didn’t book it,” she remembers. “I remember being super bummed because I loved the script. But, about a month later they called me in for Mona and that was it.”

Even though she wasn’t cast as Spencer, Janel isn’t upset at all, because Mona is perfect for her.

“I’m super happy about that, though,” she adds. “I fell in love with playing Mona.”

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Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Reveals 7 Things You Never Knew About Her (Exclusive)

Pretty Little Liars' Janel Parrish Reveals 7 Things You Never Knew About Her (Exclusive)

For seven years, we’ve watched Janel Parrish completely kill it on Pretty Little Liars as Mona Vanderwaal.

In the latest episode, we seem to have finally gotten a grip on just who Mona was on the show and why she did all the things she did — but do we really know Janel?

In our recent interview, JJJ got Janel to spill six fun facts about herself that pretty much nobody knows about, not even us!

First up — she has 25 tattoos!

“This was one of the most special,” Janel shared about her finger tattoo she shares with her co-stars. “How fun for us to commemorate our show together.”

Check out the other facts about Janel you never knew:

  • “My boyfriend and I LOVE doing puzzles. It’s our favorite pastime together. We’re like a little old couple”
  • Janel can’t live without chips — “Especially salt and vinegar” ones.
  • Her #1 beauty hack is to leave your eyeliner at home! “No eyeliner with lots of mascara. Opens up your eyes!”
  • Her go-to binge-worthy TV show will surprise you — it’s Bloodline!
  • Janel doesn’t follow any trends for fashion. “I like to throw on my leggings and moto boots and go.”
  • “I’m weird about certain sounds,” she shared about her weirdest pet peeve. “They get under my skin! Loud gum chewing, water gulping, finger tapping.”

Stay tuned for even more from Janel!

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Janel Parrish Shares Her Favorite 'Pretty Little Liars' Scene (Exclusive)

Janel Parrish Shares Her Favorite 'Pretty Little Liars' Scene (Exclusive)

Mona Vanderwaal has had so many epic scenes on Pretty Little Liars, that it’s hard to choose your favorite.

However, star Janel Parrish did!

The actress spoke with JJJ recently and when we asked about her favorite scenes to film, she didn’t hesitate in saying Camp Mona!

“Camp Mona was a blast!” she shared. “[It was] the start of me really learning how to play Queen Mona.”

Some other of Janel‘s favorites: “The A reveal will always be special to me. I was terrified I wouldn’t play the first A right in the fans’ eyes. And most recently, the musical dream sequence. I’ve always been a theater baby, so that was so much fun.”

We also had to ask Janel on if she took anything from the set, but it doesn’t seem like she did.

“I should have taken a black hoodie! What was I thinking?!”

Janel Parrish On 'Pretty Little Liars' Mona: 'She Really Wants To Be Friends With the Liars'

Janel Parrish On 'Pretty Little Liars' Mona: 'She Really Wants To Be Friends With the Liars'

Janel Parrish stuns in her new photo shoot with photographer Glenn Nutley, debuting on JustJaredJr.com.

The Pretty Little Liars actress also talked with JJJ about Mona’s legacy on the show and just what she’ll be getting up to in the final few episodes.

“She’s smart. She’s snarky. She’s sneaky,” Janel tells us about her love-to-hate character.

“She looks out for herself. She knows how to survive and isn’t apologizing for how she does it.”

In the upcoming episodes, “Mona starts to get pulled in by the darkness of the game” — which we all saw she had stashed in her apartment in last week’s ep.

Janel adds, “It starts to mess with her mind a bit…you’ll see Mona go on a bit of an emotional journey.”

We also talked about just how Mona is part of the Liars, but isn’t — she’s that 6th wheel out, who’s trying to be part of it all.

“I think she’s genuinely sad. She has always wants to be accepted by the girls…takes her back to those nerdy Mona days,” she told us. “She has done some awful things to them.”

However, Janel has a point about Mona trying to make it up to them.

“I do feel she genuinely has been trying to prove she deserves a place in their group. She’s just bit too snarky and smug to admit it to them all.”

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Do These 'Pretty Little Liars' Photos Spoil Who Killed Charlotte?

Do These 'Pretty Little Liars' Photos Spoil Who Killed Charlotte?

Fans are going nuts over these stills from tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars in which we’ll learn who killed Charlotte.

In “Farewell My Lovely,” convinced they know who A.D. is, the Liars gear up for a confrontation. And from the looks of it, that definitely looks like the back of Mona’s (Janel Parrish) head, right?

Spencer (Troian Bellisario), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Caleb (Tyler Blackburn) team up to investigate and discover new information about Charlotte’s death.

Meanwhile, Mary Drake returns with a gift for Spencer and Alison (Sasha Pieterse).

Oh, and did we mention there’s a photo of Mona carrying purple flowers at the bell tower where Charlotte died?! Janel also recently told us that there’s a definite possibility that Mona is A.D.

Pretty Little Liars airs TONIGHT, June 20 at 8/7c on Freeform.

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Janel Parrish Thinks Mona Could Absolutely Be A.D. on 'Pretty Little Liars' (Exclusive)

Janel Parrish Thinks Mona Could Absolutely Be A.D. on 'Pretty Little Liars' (Exclusive)

We all have our theories on just who may or may not be the elusive A.D. on Pretty Little Liars.

It could be Jenna, it could’ve been Noel, it could be Paige, it could even by Mona, according to her portrayer Janel Parrish.

“She absolutely does,” she told JJJ exclusively, while dishing on the possibility that Mona could be A.D., like fans have been thinking all along.

She adds, “Probably more than anyone on the show, which is what makes her a good suspect! Mona was the Original A. No one is forgetting that!”

When we talked about Mona’s sort of redemption from suspicion from the Liars, Janel shared that while some did trust her, others did not.

“I guess that’s always one thing about Mona… you’re never sure about that. I think she’s trying to. But they can’t forget all she’s done. And Mona ALWAYS has an angle.”

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays on Freeform.

The Stars of 'Pretty Little Liars' Reveal Their Favorite 'A' Texts (Exclusive Video)

The Stars of 'Pretty Little Liars' Reveal Their Favorite 'A' Texts (Exclusive Video)

The Pretty Little Liars cast talks “A” text messages in this new video given exclusively to JustJaredJr.com.

Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Sasha Pieterse, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, and Janel Parrish all reveal their most memorable texts from “A” over the years.

“I’m still here, bitches. And I know everything. – A”

Remember that one?! That’s the message that started it all!

Watch below to see which ones the other girls couldn’t help but reminisce about! Ah, memories.

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays @ 8PM on Freeform.

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