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'Pretty Little Liars' Star Janel Parrish Reveals If Everyone Really Knows Who 'A' Is

Mona gets real in a Q&A with MTV News.

If there’s one thing you should remember about “Pretty Little Liars,” it’s that no one is gone for good until their body is found. In the case of recently-murdered Mona Vanderwaal, all signs point to her meeting her mAker -- likely at the hands of Alison DiLaurentis -- but you never know with this twisted drama.

Although Mona's portrayer, Janel Parrish, couldn’t reveal if Mona is secretly alive or who “A” actually is, she did tell MTV News that we’re going to see a lot of her for the final two years of the show. In fact, aside from her finishing up her run in the musical show “For the Record: Baz Luhrmann” in Los Angeles this month, she’s going to be too busy with Rosewood hijinks to do anything else. Sadly, that means we won’t be getting a solo record from her anytime soon, but she does have musical dreams post-"PLL."

Find out what to expect from upcoming Mona flashbacks, how she would love the show to end (hint: “A” lying on the cold hard ground), and if she really knows the identity of “A" -- Lucy Hale claims everyone knows on set, but that may not be the whole truth -- below!

MTV News:

How much can we expect to see Mona in the final seasons?

Janel Parrish:

I am a regular for the next two years until the show is over, so the same amount of episodes I’m always in, which is usually a little more than half. A lot of Mona flashbacks — I’m basically the new flashback girl now that Alison is alive.

MTV News:

We saw some really crazy footage of Mona being dragged around by someone, presumably Ali, in her house. Are we going to see any more unearthed footage from her cameras?

Parrish:

I think that will be the only Mona-cam footage, but the Mona flashbacks definitely have a lot to them and they are definitely important to the storyline, so there will be a lot more of that.

MTV News:

With Caleb working on her encrypted hard drive, can we expect some secrets to be spilled regarding what she knows about Ali and the girls?

Parrish:

Yes, oh yes. And more to come! Mona was very smart and she made sure that she took precautions just in case she were to die, so more things will be unearthed very soon.

MTV News:

Lucy Hale told Seth Meyers that everyone in the cast knows who “A” is except for her. True or false?

Parrish:

[Laughs] Well, I’ve heard rumors of who it could be, but it has not been confirmed.

MTV News:

What about Mona and Mike’s relationship? He seemed to see a pure side of her — do you believe their love was authentic?

Parrish:

Yes, absolutely. And that will also be touched upon in the next couple episodes. Their relationship was definitely true, and I think that’s really sad. Mona actually learned to be a real person and let somebody in and fall in love, and then she died. That was definitely a true relationship there.

MTV News:

Is there anything you hope to see on the show in the last two seasons, knowing there’s a definitive end?

Parrish:

I’m saying this completely not knowing what’s going to happen at the end, but I really hope that “A” dies for all “A” has done! I think “A” deserves it!

MTV News:

What do you think was the craziest “A” moment so far?

Parrish:

It’s so hard for me to remember with five seasons because they all blur together, but I think it’s pretty crazy that “A” saved Ian from dying and then shot him and left him to be found by the girls. That’s pretty crazy, right?

MTV News:

You’ve been juggling “PLL” and the “For the Record” show in LA for a while now, and it comes to a close this month. How do you feel going into the final three weeks?

Parrish:

There’s just nothing like this show. It’s one thing to watch it as an audience member and fall in love with the characters and the songs and the way is crafted, because it’s such a genius way that the producers have created a through line with completely different movies. But it’s another to be a performer in it. I fall in love every time that I do it, and even in scenes that I’m not in when I’m just doing background vocals. There’s just something about this show that really touches your heart so I’m actually really sad that it’s the final run of the show. It’s amazing, and I’m really going to miss it when it’s over.

MTV News:

You obviously do a lot of singing in “Pretty Little Liars” and “For the Record.” Are you looking to explore a music career further?

Parrish:

At the moment, music is not something that I’m pursuing, only because I don’t really have an avenue to do so. I do write music and I play the piano. It’s something near and dear to my heart, but with “Pretty Little Liars,” I don’t really have time to explore that and get out there and start writing and performing my own songs and all that.

So “For the Record” has actually been my savior as far as my love of music goes, because it’s on the weekends and we’re double and triple cast, so I’ve been able to work and audition and then have my passion project on the weekends. I love performing live. It’s one of my favorite things -- musical theater is very dear to my heart.

So maybe eventually I will explore a solo career, but ultimately what would be amazing is continuing to do these weekend performances, and even doing some sort of musical film or musical TV show, where I could do both things that I love.