Saying goodbye is never easy, as Shay Mitchell discovered when creating a farewell video for fans on the occasion of “Pretty Little Liars” coming to an end this season.
The video documents the final scene of the series being filmed, followed by tears from Mitchell as co-stars Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale likewise become misty-eyed.
“Sad, anxious, excited, terrified, inspired, gratified, nervous, unsure, proud, upset, accomplished, relieved, devastated, lucky: I didn’t know it was possible to feel so much at once, yet I sit here with all my feelings,” says the Mississauga-born actress, confessing to the camera. “It feels like the last day of school with just an extra bit of emptiness.”
She continues: “Our show ending is such a weird, unique thing that I have only experienced from where you all are sitting: the viewer’s side. I remember shows I watched growing up ending and all that came along with a series finale, yet where I am seated now is so different. I don’t know what my life would’ve looked like without ‘Pretty Little Liars’.”
Looking to the future, Mitchell adds: “I’d like to think that somewhere in an alternate Rosewood universe, that these five women will always remain a constant in each others’ lives, just as I hope we all do in our own reality.”