'Pretty Little Liars' Nia Peeples: Emily's mom is 'absolutely not a villain'


"I'm gay."Emily (Shay Mitchell) boldly said those words to her father in the Jan. 3 winter premiere of "Pretty Little Liars." Those two words inspired two very different reactions from her parents. Her father was more accepting of the news, saying he was just thankful she's alive and healthy. Her mother, Pam (Nia Peeples), had a less than desirable reaction: "How are we going to fix this? This is wrong."Peeples spoke with Zap2it about the storyline and admits she initially struggled with Pam's reaction to Emily's coming out. "I have to tell you, this is the first time that I've played a character that is so opposite me. It was really hard in the beginning because there just wasn't enough information for me to connect to the truth," she says. "As an actor, what we understand is that we are everyone. Every piece of everyone else is in me, but it's an issue of how. Read More...



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