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Shay Mitchell Reveals How She Dealt With Criticism Over Playing Emily on 'Pretty Little Liars'

Shay Mitchell Reveals How She Dealt With Criticism Over Playing Emily on 'Pretty Little Liars'

Emily Fields doesn’t look anything like Shay Mitchell in the Pretty Little Liars books.

She has red hair, freckles…and when Shay was cast as the swim team captain for the Freeform show, there was criticism to follow.

“When I first went into the PLL role and [the critics said], ‘Oh, she doesn’t look anything like the character. The character is supposed to have red hair, fair complexion, and freckles; she looks nothing like that.’ I thought, ‘All right, that was the girl next door, and I’m the new version of the girl next door’,” Shay shares with Ocean Drive magazine. “The world is a melting pot now.”

Shay adds about dealing with some criticism on a daily basis in her life: “I do have a big social media following, and the more you put yourself out there, the more you lend yourself to being criticized.”

However, she’s brushing it all away and it’s not going to make her lose sleep at night.

“As long as I’m good with who I am and I can go to sleep at night confident with how I spend my time, my day, and the type of person that I am, then all is fine,” Shay adds.

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PLL Star Shay Mitchell Wasn't Going To Miss We Day California

PLL Star Shay Mitchell Wasn't Going To Miss We Day California

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The 'Pretty Little Liars' Cast Says This Character Changed The Most Over 7 Seasons

The 'Pretty Little Liars' Cast Says This Character Changed The Most Over 7 Seasons

The Pretty Little Liars cast only have eight more episodes to go until the series is over.

The cast — Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, Shay Mitchell, Troian Bellisario, and Sasha Pieterse — are opening up in an in-depth interview with Vulture about the show’s highs and lows, and when asked about just which character changed the most, all of them agree: it was Ali.

“Everyone has grown into their own, but Ali has had such a remarkable change,” Lucy shared.


Sasha, who played Ali on the series, agrees.

“They literally changed her personality,” she says. “I think her character broke down her own walls and realized how much she had put away and forgotten about and suppressed. Once she realized how terrible her family was, and why she was the way she was, she worked on that, and it helped having great friends that helped her through that.”

Sasha adds, “She really did change for the better.”

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Demi Lovato is a Golden Goddess at WE Day 2017

Demi Lovato is a Golden Goddess at WE Day 2017

Demi Lovato looks stunning at 2017 WE Day!

The 24-year-old donned a gold silk dress while stepped out to celebrate young people changing the world at The Forum on Thursday (April 27) in Inglewood, Calif.

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Also in attendance that afternoon were Shay Mitchell, Lily Collins, Alicia Keys, Jessie J, Laverne Cox, and Josh Gad.

FYI: Shay is wearing a Cushnie et Ochs top and pants, XIV Karats jewelry, and Balenciaga shoes.

20+ pics inside of Demi Lovato and more stars at 2017 WE DayMore Here! »

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Shay Mitchell & Skai Jackson Hit Up Shorty Awards 2017 in NYC

Shay Mitchell & Skai Jackson Hit Up Shorty Awards 2017 in NYC

Shay Mitchell slays the blue carpet in a chic pantsuit while arriving at the 2017 Shorty Awards in New York City on Sunday (April 23).

The Pretty Little Liars actress rounded out her week long trip to NYC with the ceremony, after doing press for her Freeform show.

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Shay was joined at the event by Skai Jackson (who will be presenting) and Gigi Gorgeous.

Be sure to check out all the nominees on JJJ and come back to see all the winners!

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Shay Mitchell Just Knew Her Dog Angel Was The One For Her

Shay Mitchell Just Knew Her Dog Angel Was The One For Her

Shay Mitchell is over the moon for her dog, Angel.

The Pretty Little Liars actress opens up about adopting Angel, a German Shepard-Lab mix, and just how her life has changed since.

“She’s my angel dog,” Shay shares. “She’s definitely been there for a lot of highs and lows, and it’s nice. There’s no judgment, and there’s just something soothing about having her presence there.”

She adds about finding Angel: “I probably looked at 4,000 dogs…I took screenshots of two of them, and I went to South Central [Animal Shelter]. I went and saw Angel, and she was so chill, just laying there and I was like, ‘You’re it! She’s coming home with me.’”

Angel’s definitely very spoiled,” she says. “I think her bed is on more expensive than my bed! She lives a great life.”

The Last Moment on the 'Pretty Little Liars' Set Was Just As Emotional As You Expect

The Last Moment on the 'Pretty Little Liars' Set Was Just As Emotional As You Expect

Imagine you’ve been working on a show, or at a job for seven full years, and in a moment, it’s all over.

That’s exactly what it was like for Pretty Little Liars stars Sasha Pieterse, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, and Ashley Benson.

“It was like just as emotional as you think it would be,” Lucy shared about the final moment on the set. “We all were crying, and everyone that was involved in the show was there.”

She adds, “Well, what was crazy was when they were like, ‘And that’s a series wrap on Ashley Benson!’ And Sasha, and they went through all of our names and it was just like, wait, what do you mean? Like it always feels like we’re coming back for more, but that was actually the final time.”

No, we’re not crying. We’re just sweating through our eyes.

Pretty Little Liars airs Tuesdays @ 8PM ET/PT on Freeform.

Sasha Pieterse Teases 'Intense' Final Episodes of 'Pretty Little Liars'

Sasha Pieterse Teases 'Intense' Final Episodes of 'Pretty Little Liars'

While we all know that Pretty Little Liars will give us some sort of happy ending, Sasha Pieterse is preparing us for a thriller.

“It gets really deadly and scary, it’s really intense, but I think it’s really intense for all the romances, too,” Sasha shared at the Freeform Upfronts this week.

She adds, “There’s a lot that needs to happen in order for people to kind of come back together and reconnect. I think fans are really going to love seeing it. It’s a fun journey.”

Sasha also talked about the problems that A.D. will most definitely have for the Liars: “The game they’ve given us has been really challenging…I wish I could tell you more…I’m really happy with the way Alison kind of found her way, she really did, and I think they wrapped it up really well.”

And what about Emison?!

Shay Mitchell says that we’ll see some sort of happy ending.

“I know that some people like [Emison] but Emily is also going though that love triangle with two other people — Sabrina and Paige — so, we’ll see who she chooses.” Wait, WHAT?!

She adds, “She’s going to be, hopefully, happy as are, hopefully, the others girls. They really wanted it to be a love letter to the fans for sticking around for seven years, seven seasons… I think everybody is going to be happy.”

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