Shay Mitchell (Emily) thinks her character is a role model for young people struggling with their own identity.

“I hope [Emily’s struggle] makes it easier for people to be more comfortable with who they really are,” Shay says.

We hope so, too. Aria fans had better not get any similar ideas, though. If you’re contemplating picking up your teacher at a bar, you should probably check your motives!

Source: Daemon’s TV

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