The 25-year-old actress chatted with the glossy all about Pretty Little Liars and playing Emily. Check it:
On fans reaction when she was first cast as Emily: “I remember being so excited to get the part, and then I started getting messages on Twitter saying, ‘You are not right for this.’ In the casting breakdown, the producers said they were looking for the girl next door. Who’s to say I’m not the girl next door in this day and age?”
On trading sneakers for heels in real life: “People are always shocked that I don’t dress like Emily,” she says, referring to her far sportier on-screen alter ego. “But I’m not her. I’m more comfortable in heels than I am in sneakers.”
On living abroad: “I went to Bangkok first, right after high school, to model. I lived there for three months and then spent another three months in Hong Kong, and then I came back to Canada. It didn’t take me very long to realize that modeling wasn’t very satisfying. I was always asking people, ‘How are you going to set up this shot? How will it be lit?’ And they’d say, ‘Stop. Just pose.’ I had a problem with that. So when I got to Toronto, I sent my package out to, like, 34 different talent agencies, and in the meantime, I got a job working as a hostess at a restaurant/lounge, which I did for three years. Finally, someone at one of the agencies called me back. I started doing small parts in commercials and TV shows, and then I auditioned for Pretty Little Liars.”
In “Out of Sight, Out of Mind,” Spencer (Troian Bellisario) is finally ready to talk, but Emily (Shay Mitchell) is not so ready to accept what she has to say.
Hanna (Ashley Benson), on the other hand, is preoccupied with helping her mother after Ashley (Laura Leighton) is involved in a hit-n-run accident. Now having a new secret to hide, Hanna wonders if “A” had something to do with it after all.
Meanwhile, Aria (Hale) has to come to terms with Ezra’s (Ian Harding) new life with Malcolm (Briones).
“Out of Sight, Out of Mind” premieres TONIGHT @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC FAMILY. 10+ pics inside…
Pretty Little Liars – “Out of Sight, Out of Mind” Clip
Shay Mitchell and Diego Boneta hit up the grand opening event of American Eagle Mexico City store at Centro Comercial Perisur on Tuesday night (February 19) in Mexico.
The first of six stores set to open in Mexico this year, American Eagle‘s first Mexican outpost includes an aerie intimates section and a branded photo booth for costumers to enjoy.
In addition to posing for pictures in the booth, guests and VIPs enjoyed tunes spun by local DJ’s and shopped the latest American Eagle denim trends.
“Until next time… Thank you Mexico City. I will be back… :)” Shay tweeted at the end of her mini-vacation. Be sure to check out her Twitter feed where she shared pics of her visits to the pyramids at Teotihuacan.
The ladies of Pretty Little Liars gather together in this new still from tomorrow night’s episode.
In “Hot Water,” Shaken up after recent events and holding new information about Det. Wilden, Aria (Lucy Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell) and Hanna (Ashley Benson) are on the hunt for answers about the detective’s past. Looking to Shana and Cece for more insight, the ladies seem to be making progress in their search.
But they quickly start running out of time when they learn that Wilden is close on their heels and determined to stop them. Now with Det. Wilden on the war path, some residents of Rosewood will find out how far he is willing to go to keep his secrets from coming out.
Meanwhile, after many pleas from her friends Spencer (Troian Bellisario) finally finds someone to lean on.
“Hot Water” airs Tuesday, February 19th @8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
Shay Mitchell gets silly with Lenay Dunn as they tape this weekend’s episode of MTV’s 10 On Top at the MTV Studios on Tuesday afternoon (February 12) in New York City.
The 25-year-old actress and Lenay counted down the week’s top 10 most texted and talked about young celebs.
“Shay Mitchell was one of the nicest co-hosts we’ve ever had on 10 on Top. She was definitely one of the tallest! I had to put on 5 ½” heels and I was still shorter than her in her heels!” Lenay told us about her co-host.
The two also bonded over their love for Tim Horton’s. Yum!
Be sure to tune into 10 On Top THIS Saturday, February 16th @12:30 PM ET/PT on MTV. More Here! »
Vanessa Hudgens is beautiful in blue as she stops by the Mercedes-Benz Starz Lounge during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2013 held at Lincoln Center on Tuesday afternoon (February 12) in New York City.