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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Lindsey Shaw on Why She Was Fired From Show – The Hollywood Reporter



Lindsey Shaw, who starred as Paige McCullers on Fairly Little Liars, is getting candid about why she was let go from the hit teen drama.

On a latest episode of the Ned’s Declassified Podcast Survival Information podcast, the actress defined that the present’s inventive group made the choice to fireplace her on account of her drug use and “relationship with food.”

“When I had my drug problem and I was in between working on stuff, you know, I would never have to address my relationship with food because I was always like, ‘Oh, I could always just go get more Adderall.’ Do you know what I mean? And like be okay with it,” Shaw stated. “So it was really hard. … I got basically let go from Pretty Little Liars in season five because of the weight that I had lost, and it was really an embarrassing, embarrassing thing. Like I didn’t look good too skinny and then, you know, then when I started to put the weight back on, I couldn’t handle it being too heavy so it kind of played into this dumb cycle.”

The 10 Issues I Hate About You actress proceeded to recall the second she discovered the present was parting methods along with her, saying, “It was so bad.”

“I got called into the Pretty Little Liars creator’s [I. Marlene King] office,” Shaw defined, getting emotional as she advised the story to her former Ned’s Declassified co-stars Devon Werkheiser and Daniel Curtis Lee. “And she was just like, ‘So, we’re gonna let you go.’ She’s like, ‘It’s not because of your acting.’ She’s like, ‘But do you have anybody to talk to?’ And I was like, ‘Um, No.’ And she’s like, ‘We’ll find somebody, and we have to let you go for now.’”

Shaw added that whereas what occurred “was awful,” she appreciates the present’s group for letting her go “with so much care.” Regardless of exiting the sequence in the course of the fifth season, Shaw expressed gratitude to the sequence for bringing her again in the course of the present’s ultimate seventh season.

“It was really sweet because they brought me back in season seven and it was so lovely of that writing team to see that relationship and that character out,” she stated. “But that was rough.”

“They did me so right bringing me back for season 7 and just letting me say goodbye,” Shaw stated. “I will never forget that.”

Within the sequence, Paige initially began out as Emily Discipline’s (Shay Mitchell) high competitors for the lead spot on the swim group, however their relationship ended up taking a flip and Paige turned Emily’s on-and-off-again love curiosity all through the present.

Shaw additionally recalled feeling help from Mitchell in the course of the powerful time: “We went to the same nutritionist for a while. She was bringing me protein powder. She was like, ‘Girl.’ Yeah, it was awful.”

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