Although this has been suggested before, many people all over the internet still claim to ‘know’ who ‘A’ is because they’ve read the Pretty Little Liars book series. It has now been confirmed by the cast of the show that ‘A’ is not who it is in the books.
At long last, the cast of Pretty Little Liars have admitted to knowing who ‘A’ is after they completed filming the season 2 finale.
“It’s not what it is in the books, to throw off the audience a bit. It was so cool,” Ashley Benson told Entertainment Weekly. “I think some fans have a good idea, but you’ll see as the season progresses.”
Benson also added:
“[It] was one of my favorite episodes we’ve ever filmed. Everybody is masked, so you don’t know who’s who and that makes it creepy.”
Lucy Hale had this to say on finding out ‘A’s’ identity.
“We didn’t get the script, and it was a complete cold read for the whole cast. We didn’t know what to expect, but once they read it, everyone’s jaw was on the floor. Ian [Harding] is always making commentary anyway in table reads, but when they read it, he just started laughing because he couldn’t believe it. But we were all in unison, yelling out different things. I think it’ll make people want to go back and watch the show from the beginning because there are clues and it all kind of makes sense.”
So how can we find out who ‘A’ is?
“You have to watch every episode to understand it, from the pilot through now, and then it will make sense. Everything is linked,” Keegan Allen says. “The writers did a really, really good job of connecting everything and making it realistic. … I’ve always had my ideas of who A is, but everybody is shocked.”
Are you disappointed that ‘A’ won’t be the same person/s as it was in the books?