Shay Mitchell is no stranger to lights, camera, action on theset of Freeform’s hit series Pretty Little Liars. Since 2010, she, along withAshley Benson, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario and Sasha Pieterse, has beenbringing audiences the ‘ooos and aahs.’ Now, her talent will be seen on the bigscreen in Mother’s Day, which, after she joined the cast for her first movie role, brought her the same shock value.“I just couldn’t believe it,” the face of Bioré skincare tellsHELLO! “I think the entire time I was like, pinchme!”
Naturally being a part in the ensemble movie also starring Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson, Julia Roberts would garner that reaction and also some nerves. “Oh my gosh,absolutely,” says the Friends fan of those butterflies. “I was playing oppositeof Jen which was quite surreal. Obviously getting to work with Garry Marshalland getting to play the new wife to Timothy Olyphant is not really a bad setup.”
Since stepping on to set in Atlanta, the 29-year-old, whojust celebrated her birthday on April 10 with a spin class benefiting TogetherOne Heart, was quickly welcomed with open arms by Jennifer and the rest of thecast.
“It was them just making me feel comfortable and being a really positiveenergy on set,” she shares. “They showed me that even with all that success andeverything, you can still be excited to be where you are and very grateful."
Shay reunited with Jennifer and Julia at the L.A.premiere on April 13 looking extra glam in a gold Temperley London gown. For her big night, she brought along her “best friend” – hergrandma!
It is clear that good genes runs in the family. For the Canadianbeauty, who is back on the Pretty Little Liars' set filming season 7, it’simportant though to stick with a regimen. Read on for Shay’s top beauty tips!
SHAY’S TIPS FOR LOOKING YOUR BEST:
Be disciplined: “It’s abouthaving a regular routine,” she explains. Shay makes sure to take off her makeupevery night and swears by weekly exfoliation.
Indulge yourself: She likesto have mini-spa days at home – or even at work! "Bioré has these one-minute self-heating masks that I’m obsessed with,”she says. “I’ll bring them to set."
Stay active: “I loveboxing,” she says. “I like taking advantage of being outside in L.A. becausethe weather is so nice here.”
Find what works for you: “Ireally do believe in using products you trust.”
Shay’sfaves: Bioré's Baking Soda Pore Cleanser, $7.99; Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub, $9.99; One minute self-heating masks, $7.99