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Dry your tears, Pretty Little Liars fans, because the victim of Tuesday’s fatal finale tells TVLine that she’s not going anywhere. In fact, she’s “excited for this new twist” on her character.
“Basically, as Alison was the flashback girl for the past three seasons, it will now be [Mona],” Janel Parrish tells us. “I think it’s great! Even though Alison was ‘dead’ for the first three seasons, you found out everything about her through flashbacks, and now that’ll be happening through Mona.”
Read on for more scoop from Parrish, including what Mona will be up to in the Christmas special and what really happened during her fatal scuffle with that mysterious blonde.
TVLINE | I’m bummed about Mona’s death, but does the fact that was sort of redeemed make it easier?
It does, and I think that’s also what makes her death so devastating. She finally earned people’s trust, not only the girls’ but also the fans’. She finally came through for everyone … and then she died.
TVLINE | We didn’t see the attack itself. Was there a plan to show more?
Actually, more will be seen of the fight. Mona did not go out without a struggle, and I’m very proud of her for that. If I could have chosen the way she died, it would have been that way — her fighting till her last breath.
TVLINE | Alison seemed more than a little pleased. Can you say anything about her next move?
Mmhmm, that smug smile. It definitely looks like she killed Mona, and more will unfold as time goes on. But for now, yeah, it looks like Alison did it.
TVLINE | The scene with you in the trunk probably gave some viewers nightmares. What was it like playing dead?
That was really creepy, huh? Honestly, most of it was just me trying really hard not to blink. That’s what was going through my head the whole time: “Don’t blink! Don’t blink!”
TVLINE | Since we’re seeing her in flashbacks, what else is there to tell?
It’ll be satisfying for fans to get more information about Mona, since she’s been such a mystery. It’ll be good to see some backstory as far as she’s concerned.
TVLINE | So you’re still a series regular?
Yup! I’m still going to be a regular, just in a different way.
TVLINE | Will we see her in the Christmas episode?
Oh, yes, she’s going to have a fun part. She’s going to be the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. She gets to mess with Alison, and in a fabulous costume, I might add.
TVLINE | How will Mona’s death, in the present, going to affect the girls moving forward?
It’s going to be the biggest mystery moving forward in the second half of the season. It’s going to affect Hanna the most; she loved her at one time. They were really close at one point, and they’ve always had an intense relationship, whether it be good or bad.
this article contains spoilers for the finale of Pretty Little Liars! Be warned.
A Pretty Little Liars star is set to bring the drama to Dancing With the Stars when it returns for its 19th season on Sept. 15.
While ABC doesn’t comment on casting rumors, a source exclusively tells E! News that Janel Parrish, best known as Mona on the ABC Family hit series, will be competing for the mirrorball trophy when the show returns on Sept. 15. Also heading to DWTS? Olympic hurdler and bobsledder Lolo Jones.
The full cast for the new season will be revealed on Good Morning America on Sept. 4.
I have added high quality images of Janel at the Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge from the 22nd to the gallery.
Appearances/Events > 2014 > August 22: Kari Feinstein’s Style Lounge Presented By Paragon
I have high quality images of Janel at the Teen Choice Awards this past weekend, thanks to Claudia for some of them!
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The one-hour program will feature the cast discussing the ABC Family show’s highlights and answering viewer questions.
ABC Family and “Pretty Little Liars” will be thanking the show’s loyal viewers with a fan appreciation special airing in October as part of ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.”
In honor of making the show television’s most social series, the cast will convene to discuss the show’s biggest highlights and answer fans questions.
To submit questions, fans must visit the “PLL” Facebook page or tweet their questions with the hashtag #PLLHalloween on Twitter.
Currently in its fifth season, “Pretty Little Liars” has finally brought Alison (Sasha Pieterse) back in Rosewood with the girls and “A’s” return from the dead.
Alongside Pieterse, “PLL” stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell and Janel Parrish.
Captures of Janel from episode 7 of Pretty Little Liars have been added to the gallery.
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