PRETTY LITTLE LIARS OUTTAKES
"Secrets, secrets, are no fun..." Wait, yes they are.
Pretty Little Liars is all about keeping secrets- and that goes for its four lead actors, too. "All my friends will call me to ask who 'A' is and I'm like, 'No, you can watch it!'" bemoans Ashley Benson, who plays Hanna Marin, heir to the cool girl throne after her friend (and now, possibly "A") Allison dies.
This story was published on September 17, 2010.
She's not alone in having to keep people in the dark: "My family is like, 'OK, Shay, whatever. I thought we were family!'" says Shay Mitchell, cast as the athletic, sweet-natured Emily Fields.
It's gotten to the point where people have taken to Twitter to try to figure out just who is leaving this foursome of girls threatening messages. Says Lucy Hale, who plays the mature-beyond-her-years Aria Montgomery. "I have Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family tweeting-- he's like, "Just tell me, please!'"
If it seems like a lot of fuss over a TV show, you've never tuned in to the ABC Family series, currently in its first season. A mix between Twin Peaks and Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars deftly hooks viewers with both mystery and good old-fashioned sex appeal. "It's fun, it's hot, there are cute boys, cute girls," points out Mitchell.
It's proven a winning formula. The show consistently places among the top downloads on iTunes, and ABC Family just ordered 12 more episodes. Even if we do eventually figure out who '"A" is, Pretty Little Liars isn't sharing all its secrets just yet.
-- REBECCA WILLA DAVIS