Pretty Little Liars is now in its 6th season. Throughout those six seasons, we’ve learned quite a few secrets about the show, the cast and, of course, the many characters of Rosewood. As we get ready for Season 6B, premiering on January 12, 2016, it’s a good time to refresh our memories with a few facts about Pretty Little Liars. These are also great quick facts for explaining the show to someone who hasn’t seen it (although honestly, how do you explain a show like this?).
Facts About Pretty Little Liars
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- While the show revolves around teenagers, the cast members are actually not teenagers. Well one of them is, the youngest is Sasha Pieterse, who plays Alison. She’s is 19 years old now. Ashley Benson was 19 when the show started, making her the only other actual teenager on the show during the first year. The oldest cast member is Troian Bellisario, who plays Spencer, is 29 years old. The other cast members ages are 28 year olds Shay Michell (Emily), Ian Harding (Ezra) and Tyler Blackburn (Caleb), 26-year-olds Janel Parrish (Mona) and Lucy Hale (Aria), and Keegan Allen (Toby). and 25 year old Ashley Benson (Hanna).
- Three of the cast members were not born in the United States: Sasha Pieterse was born in South Africa, Ian Harding was born in Germany and Shay Mitchell was born in Canada.
- The cast may have been a bit different since some cast members actually auditioned for other roles. For instance, Shay Mitchell (Emily) originally auditioned for the role of Spencer, Lucy Hale (Aria) originally auditioned for the role of Hanna and both Tammin Sursok (Jenna) and Janel Parrish (Mona) originally auditioned for the role of Spencer.
- According to the website, Deadline, the January 7, 2014 return of Season 4, received more Tweets than any other season premiere in TV history. There were 1.3 million tweets from close to 700,000 Twitter users, equaling to around 30,000 Tweets every minute of the show.
- Alison’s signature red lipstick shade is called Jungle Red by NARS Cosmetics.
- Troian Bellisario’s father is television producer, Donald Bellisario. He produced TV shows such as Magnum, P.I. from 1980-1988, Quantum Leap from 1989-1993, JAG from 1995-2005 and NCIS from 2003 to present.
- Aria has cheated on 3 out of the 4 boyfriends she had on the show. While she had a one-night stand with Riley and she kissed Jason and Wesley. Aria has had 4 boyfriends: Ezra, Jake, Noel and Andrew. The only one she didn’t cheat on was Andrew. She cheated on Jake and Noel with Ezra and she cheated on Ezra with Jason and Wesley. Check out the many loves of Aria to learn more!