‘PLL’ is coming home for the holidays. Lucy Hale, Tyler Blackburn & Janel Parrish spoke EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com all about the special episode — click to WATCH their interviews!
Remember when Mona (Janel Parrish) was brutally murdered on the Pretty Little Liars season finale? Janel told us she believes Alison (Sasha Pieterse) killed her, and on the Dec. 9 Christmas episode, she’s out for blood. On a lighter note, Tyler Blackburn teases tons of shirtless moments. Looks like the holidays came early!
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Christmas Q&A With Lucy Hale, Tyler Blackburn & Janel Parrish
What can we look forward to in the Christmas episode?
Janel Parrish: “It’s fun! I get to be the ghost of Christmas past, present and future, and I get to haunt Alison.”
Tyler Blackburn: “A lot. This was our first Christmas episode and there is an amazing extraordinary ice ball that the city throws, the city of Rosewood, I mean. I walked on set and I was dumbfounded, it was beautiful. It is kind of the setting for us to keep tabs on Ali because she is back in action, she has a new crew and she is up to something, so we are trying to figure it out.”
How will Mona’s death impact Christmas?
Lucy Hale: “There is a lot of things going on because of where we left off losing Mona, which was a huge shocker for every one. The episode shows the repercussions of that, the girls are trying to get to the bottom of why someone would do this to Mona. Mona was kind of our saving grace when we lost her on the show and now that she is gone, there are a lot of unanswered questions.”
Janel: “It’s a special episode, but it’s also still an episode that the fans shouldn’t miss. It’s Spencer dealing with being arrested, and everyone dealing with my death and trying to figure out what happened. A lot of questions are answered.”
Will fans be left with more questions after the Christmas episode?
Lucy: “100%. That is the beauty of our show, we close chapters and answer question and then we leave you with new ones.”
Is the episode sexy or scary?
Lucy: “It revolves around an ice ball, a lot of things go down. You get to see the guys in boxers, It’s one of our darker episode though.”
Tyler: “There [are] some really fun moments. The guys do a little cameo in just their boxers, which is interesting. There was also fake snow and it was 105 degrees when we were shooting.”
Make sure to watch our full interview with Lucy and Tyler (above), and catch an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek from the episode (watch to the right).
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— Elizabeth Wagmeister, with reporting by Shira Benozilio