Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse) always keeps us guessing on Pretty Little Liars. We don’t know what goes on inside of that head of hers — let alone, her heart. Luckily, the actress behind the role has some insight. What did Sasha and Shay Mitchell (Emily) tell E! Online about their characters’ relationship on the show?
The Emison ship is sailing again after seasons of thinking Alison was dead. Emily may be in a committed, loving relationship with Paige, but that hasn’t kept her from confusion over what she feels for alive-again Ali. There’s obviously still something there. Shay seems to think it was one-sided, but confesses that she still believes Emily’s love for Alison is alive and well.
"I think Ali was playing," Shay said. "I know that Emily had deep-rooted feelings for Alison, and she was like her first real love. And I think she also opened her eyes to be like, OK, I have feelings for another person who is a girl and obviously that opened up another door. But for Emily, 100 percent it's real, and I don't think it ever went away, even when she was supposed to be dead for a little while."
However, Sasha has a different take on the situation. Though she admits that Ali’s current desperation may obscure her true feelings, she believes Ali has and still loves Emily: "I think Alison is desperate for someone that she can trust, and so she's kind of grabbing at straws at the moment," she said. "But I think she really does love Emily and feels close to her and still feels that connection. And I honestly do feel that Alison had real feelings for her."
So what happened before Ali disappeared? Why didn’t the ever-confident It Girl of Rosewood High act on her feelings, instead of pushing Emily away and breaking her heart? Sasha’s take on the sitch: "I think she might have been just as confused as Emily was, and she didn't really know what she was doing. She was spiraling out of control." Intriguing! It’s interesting to see this relationship from the points-of-view of the actresses behind these awesome characters.
Do you agree with Sasha or Shay: is Alison in love with Emily, or was she just playing? Sound off in the comments below!
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.