‘Pretty Little Liars’ Wraps Filming, Cast Celebrates With Matching Tattoos
Update, 10/28: Honoring the end of the PLL era, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Troian Bellisario, Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish got friendship tattoos at L.A.’s Shamrock Social Club. The design? The first initial of their respective characters’ names: Emily, Spencer, Hanna, Aria, Alison and Mona.
— I. Marlene King (@imarleneking) October 26, 2016
Pretty Little Liars began its long, winding, creepy doll-filled, occasionally confusing but always riveting journey in 2010, and six years later the cast and crew bid an emotional goodbye to the Freeform series as they wrapped their last-ever scenes on set.
“This just feels weird,” show creator I. Marlene King tweeted on October 26, with the hashtags #PLLSeriesFinale and #PLLlastdayfilming. She also shared a group shot of Rosewood’s most tormented pals after Keegan Allen’s last-ever scene playing Toby Cavanaugh on Tuesday, writing “that was a tough one.”
Allen echoed King’s nostalgia on Twitter in a flurry of posts. He also wrote a heartfelt Instagram note to co-star Troian Bellisario, who plays brainy Liar Spencer, with a photo of the actress playing an acoustic guitar.
“In these last hours embodying our characters, I want to reflect on a great love I have for you. Last night, I was very present and took the time to really look at you as you are now,” Allen wrote. “I have grown up with you and learned so much from you. I’m a better person because of you. I will continue to look up to you as an actor, because you care so deeply for our craft, and bring the greatest truth to everything you do. I absolutely love you Troian Bellisario.”
Fans of Spoby (Spencer and Toby, DUH) can enjoy/be devastated by their long goodbye hug on set, captured on Snapchat, below:
goodbyes are only hellos to something new pic.twitter.com/fB5ZEEKFXd
— Keegan Allen (@KeeganAllen) October 26, 2016
Troian also shared a message from her real-life fiance, Suits star Patrick Adams, who wrote a goodbye email to her character Spencer Hastings. She added, “I had no idea how hard this would be.”
“I want to wish you and Aria and Emily and Hannah (and Hardy) a little piece and quiet wherever you head from here. May there be less corpses, text messages, doll houses, mind games, tears and disappeared loved ones wherever it is you end up,” Adams wrote to Spencer in his note. Agreed.
Check out more goodbyes from the PLL cast including Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell, Ashley Benson, Janel Parrish and more. Pretty Little Liars returns for 7B, its final 10-episode run, in April 2017.
There are not words that I can write (here) that could express the gratitude I have for walking next to this man for 7 years. @keeoone you know how I feel about you. You know what this part of my life means to me, you know all of the darkness and the light that we have shared over these years, the insane pants pissing laughter and now the heaving and hiccuping sobs that will live in my heart forever. Even if Spencer and Toby only exist in Rosewood you will always have me. Love you friend. Thank you.
In these last hours embodying our characters, I want to reflect on a great love I have for you. Last night, I was very present and took the time to really look at you as you are now. I have grown up with you and learned so much from you. I'm a better person because of you. I will continue to look up to you as an actor, because you care so deeply for our craft, and bring the greatest truth to everything you do. I absolutely love you Troian Bellisario. And as our characters drift off into space and away from our control, I remain grateful I could inhabit their existence with you right there to ground and protect me. I will miss these subtle moments and quick, brief glimpses of you and this whole surreal experience.
Can't… stop… crying. I know I need to celebrate this amazing show and not mourn it- but that just seems too hard right now…
— Shay Mitchell (@shaymitch) October 26, 2016
Seven years later the day has come to say goodbye. pic.twitter.com/OlIzCYxLaK
— Ashley Benson (@AshBenzo) October 26, 2016
Today, we all series wrap on @prettylittleliars. This picture was my first ever episode as Mona, 7 years ago. I am so blown away by what an impact this show has had on my life since. We owe it all to you, #pllarmy. Don't ever stop watching and loving us. And I owe it to you @imarleneking. Thanks for trusting me and believing in me and giving me a family and role to love for 7 years. Let's do this.
This isn't a good photo, but it's an important one. I snapped it quickly from across a subway platform several years ago. Keegan and I were both working in the city, but managed to catch up one afternoon. We walked and talked for hours, waxing poetic and picking apart the little moments of our lives. It's a habit he and I continue to this day. Of the many blessings this show has bestowed upon me, meeting and befriending this fellow counts as one of the most important. Much love and happy wrap my friend. @keeoone
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