Shay Mitchell: 'Sexuality Doesn't Matter'
Here’s what the the 25-year-old Pretty Little Liars actress had to share with the mag:
On sexuality: “I think it’s the same now as it was before I’d played the character. I’ve always felt like you should love who you love â€” sexuality doesn’t matter. It would be so awesome if I didn’t get questions like, ‘How did you feel?’ It would be so cool in the future if it weren’t even an issue to anybody anymore. People would see two girls kissing on TV and it wouldn’t be like, ‘On this show, two lesbians! Dun-dun-dun!’ It wouldn’t ever even get brought up.”
On preparing to play a lesbian in PLL: “Honestly, I didnâ€™t do anything. I know people whoâ€™ve played gay characters and theyâ€™d hang out at a gay bar or ask questions. I know what itâ€™s like to love somebody, and my character loved a girl, so thatâ€™s how I played it.”
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