Celebrity Book Club: Shay Mitchell’s Turning ‘Fifty Shades’

Beware: This week’s edition of Celebrity Book Club is rated R for racy. But we’d expect nothing less from a pretty little liar.

When we caught up recently with Shay Mitchell to talk about the just-premiered third season of her hit ABC Family series, talk turned to her summer reading list, provoking a slightly red-faced response from the actress.

“I’m actually on the second book of ’50 Shades of Grey.’ Yes I am,” she said with a laugh. “I’m reading a lot of different books, but I always think I have to switch it up a little bit. It’s like food—everything in moderation, same with my books, same with my reading. You read books that are good for you and you learn a lot of stuff, then you read ’Fifty Shades of Grey,’ which is like candy. Bad junk food. But it’s good. But it’s bad junk food.”

Now, Shay, Celebrity Book Club is a non-judgmental zone, so you shouldn’t feel embarrassed in the slightest. Besides, how could we judge seeing as we too have found ourselves entangled in the tales of recent college graduate Anastasia Steele and her billionaire boyfriend Christian Grey?

As it turns out, Shay isn’t the only “PLL” star to fall for the series. Co-stars Lucy Hale and Ashley Benson have both expressed interest in playing naive Ana in the upcoming film adaptation.

It seems S&M is catching in Rosewood.

Have you read E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey”? What’s on your reading list right now? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!