- Lucy Hale played Aria Montgomery on Freeform’s hit drama “Pretty Little Liars” from 2010 to 2017.
- The actress has gone on to star in horror films like “Truth or Dare” and the show “Life Sentence,” and she’s not ruling out being part of the “PLL” spin-off “The Perfectionists” (which premieres in 2019).
- “We really did all we could with it,” Hale, who’s promoting her partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios’ Good Rewards program, told INSIDER of “PLL.” “When that ended, a lot of us had really closed that chapter. We said goodbye to our characters and we were comfortable with that.”
- The actress added that “I never say no to anything” and she “would definitely keep that option open.”
“It’s an interesting position to be in, because we did so many episodes of ‘PLL’ and we really did all we could with it,” Hale, who’s promoting her partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios’ Good Rewards program, told INSIDER. “When that ended, a lot of us had really closed that chapter. We said goodbye to our characters and we were comfortable with that.”
The actress, who played Aria Montgomery on the seven season-long show, added that “it was bittersweet” when “PLL” ended, “but a lot of us have moved forward in our careers and we’re looking to do different things.”
“The Perfectionists” premieres on Freeform in 2019 and introduces several new characters living in a town called Beacon Heights. Like “PLL,” the show is based on a book series written by Sara Shepard and involves a murder mystery. Fans will also notice the familiar faces of Janel Parrish (who reprises her role as Mona Vanderwaal) and Sasha Pieterse (who stars as Alison DiLaurentis) on the spin-off.
“That being said, I never say no to anything,” Hale told us in regard to potentially making an appearance on the show. “I would definitely keep that option open. But it really is Janel and Sasha’s moment to shine. I don’t think they necessarily got as much of those moments on the last show, so I’m really excited for them.”
The 29-year-old added: “It’s their show, they’re going to carry it, and I’ll be watching from the sidelines and tuning in like everyone else to see what they do with it.”
Recently, Hale’s co-star Shay Mitchell told “Entertainment Tonight” that she hopes to gather as many “PLL” cast members as she can to watch the first episode of “The Perfectionists” when it airs – and Hale is all for it.
“That was so great about the show, is that we all are really just rooting for each other and have fun with each other,” she told us. “And obviously it would be great to see everyone for this thing. It’s been a minute since I’ve seen everybody.”
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