Shay Mitchell Prepared for her ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Audition within the Strangest Place

by Jeremy Spirogis
Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell

Between appearing, modeling, and being an entrepreneur, Shay Mitchell has constructed up fairly the resume for herself. Most lately, she starred in widespread exhibits like You and Dollface while concurrently launching her personal journey model, Beis. But regardless of every thing she’s performed to date, Mitchell is usually remembered for her first appearing position, Emily Fields within the hit Freeform present, Pretty Little Liars.

Pretty Little Liars alum Shay Mitchell
Shay Mitchell | David Crotty/Patrick McMullan

For seven years, Mitchell performed the position of Emily on Pretty Little Liars. A teen drama, the present adopted 4 mates as they coped with the disappearance of their friend and being terrorized by an nameless stalker. The present successfully made Mitchell and her co-stars family names. In reality, Pretty Little Liars was Mitchell’s huge break. Prior to touchdown the position of Emily, she’d solely had one different cameo in Degrassi: The Next Generation.

How Shay Mitchell first discovered about ‘Pretty Little Liars’

But simply how did Mitchell find yourself becoming a member of the forged of Pretty Little Liars? In a YouTube video, the You actor shared that when she first met her supervisor she was requested what sort of exhibits she was keen on. At the time, Mitchell was completely obsessive about Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries and needed to be on a present with the same tone. When her supervisor despatched her the pilot for Pretty Little Liars, she was lots excited, however she didn’t have that a lot time to organize. With solely a day to memorize and report her audition, she ended up getting ready for her audition in a really uncommon approach.

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Since Mitchell wasn’t a working actor but, she was nonetheless incomes cash by working as a bottle server. In between taking orders, she’d sneak off to the coat verify and apply for her Pretty Little Liars audition.

The actor ready for her ‘PLL’ audition within the weirdest place

“The only problem was is that I was doing bottle service at this point when I was living in Toronto,” Mitchell recalled. “So I was in the coat check room reading my lines then I’d go out and be like ‘Hello can I get you to drink? OK Belvedere kettle great OK awesome’ go back into the coat check room read my lines because I had this audition the next day,” the Pretty Little Liars forged member revealed.

Because Mitchell was residing in Canada on the time, she knew there was no approach that she might delay the audition. “These auditions for, you know, for big shows in the States don’t happen all the time in Canada,” Mitchell confessed. “I couldn’t call her and be like ‘Oh I can I do it in three days from now when I have more time.’ No, I got my audition the night before, I went into the coat check room many more times than I ever should have,” the actor added.

Mitchell’s audition tape led to her being forged in ‘Pretty Little Liars’

Mitchell revealed that prepping for her Pretty Little Liars audition on this approach will need to have appeared weird, however she wasn’t involved with how she seemed. “People thought I was a little odd, but it’s fine,” Mitchell confessed. “I went in, memorized it in between serving people at the bar that I was working in, so that I do remember. Probably stayed up really late that night memorizing them too but got to do what you got to do,”the actor shared.

While prepping for an audition in a coat verify is hardly ideally suited, it clearly labored out for Mitchell. Her audition tape was sufficient to get her flown out to Los Angeles for an in-person audition which ultimately led to her becoming a member of the forged of Pretty Little Liars. The relaxation, as they are saying, is historical past.

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