A new generation of liars will be tormented by “A” in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin. The HBO Max series features a cast of up-and-coming talented actors including Mallory Bechtel, 22. Mallory isn’t part of the core group of girls (which includes Bailee Madison and Maia Reficco) but she still has a very important role in the show. In fact, she’s actually playing two different characters!
So, who is Mallory Bechtel? Here’s everything you need to know about the actress and the characters she’s portraying in Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin.
Mallory plays twins in ‘PLL: Original Sin’.
Mallory stars as twin sisters Karen and Kelly Beasley. Karen is the queen bee of Millwood High after a falling out with former pal Imogen Adams (Bailee). Not much is known about her sister Kelly yet. Could the siblings be victims of “A”? Or maybe, they are “A”? Only time will tell.
She spoke to original star Sasha Pieterse.
After Mallory was cast in the new show, Sasha Pieterse, who played original mean girl Alison DiLaurentis in Pretty Little Liars, reached out to her. “[She] gave [me] words of support, saying, ‘It’s always so fun to be a mean girl; enjoy this experience,’ ” Mallory told PopSugar. “We were on set, and I forgot how to speak and became so hot. I was so excited. I have adored Sasha for so long. It was so surreal, and it was so sweet of her. I was so happy.”
She’s from Texas.
Mallory was born in The Woodlands, Texas, a suburb of Houston. She attended the John Cooper School before she left Texas to pursue a career Broadway in New York.
She’s been on Broadway.
Mallory started performing in theater productions at the age of eight in Texas. When she was 15, she auditioned for the role of Zoe Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen but didn’t get the job. However, two years later she was offered a vacation standby role for Laura Dreyfuss in the production. Mallory officially took over for the role of Zoe full-time from July 2018 to July 2019. She was supposed to star in Bye Bye Birdie at the Kennedy Center in 2020 until the COVID-19 pandemic shut down production.
She starred in the horror movie ‘Hereditary’.
Mallory had a role in Ari Aster‘s 2018 supernatural horror film Hereditary. She played Bridget, schoolmate and love interest of Peter, played by Alex Wolff. The film also starred Toni Collette and Gabriel Byrne.