Lindsey Shaw, who starred as Paige McCullers on Fairly Little Liars, is getting candid about why she was let go from the hit teen drama.
On a latest episode of the Ned’s Declassified Podcast Survival Information podcast, the actress defined that the present’s inventive group made the choice to fireside her as a result of her drug use and “relationship with meals.”
“After I had my drug downside and I used to be in between engaged on stuff, you realize, I’d by no means have to deal with my relationship with meals as a result of I used to be all the time like, ‘Oh, I might all the time simply go get extra Adderall.’ Have you learnt what I imply? And like be okay with it,” Shaw mentioned. “So it was actually exhausting. … I obtained mainly let go from Fairly Little Liars in season 5 due to the load that I had misplaced, and it was actually an embarrassing, embarrassing factor. Like I didn’t look good too skinny after which, you realize, then once I began to place the load again on, I couldn’t deal with it being too heavy so it form of performed into this dumb cycle.”
The 10 Issues I Hate About You actress proceeded to recall the second she discovered the present was parting methods together with her, saying, “It was so dangerous.”
“I obtained referred to as into the Fairly Little Liars creator’s [I. Marlene King] workplace,” Shaw defined, getting emotional as she advised the story to her former Ned’s Declassified co-stars Devon Werkheiser and Daniel Curtis Lee. “And she or he was identical to, ‘So, we’re gonna allow you to go.’ She’s like, ‘It’s not due to your performing.’ She’s like, ‘However do you will have anyone to speak to?’ And I used to be like, ‘Um, No.’ And she or he’s like, ‘We’ll discover someone, and we now have to allow you to go for now.’”
Shaw added that whereas what occurred “was terrible,” she appreciates the present’s group for letting her go “with a lot care.” Regardless of exiting the sequence throughout the fifth season, Shaw expressed gratitude to the sequence for bringing her again throughout the present’s closing seventh season.
“It was actually candy as a result of they introduced me again in season seven and it was so pretty of that writing group to see that relationship and that character out,” she mentioned. “However that was tough.”
“They did me so proper bringing me again for season 7 and simply letting me say goodbye,” Shaw mentioned. “I’ll always remember that.”
Within the sequence, Paige initially began out as Emily Discipline’s (Shay Mitchell) prime competitors for the lead spot on the swim group, however their relationship ended up taking a flip and Paige turned Emily’s on-and-off-again love curiosity all through the present.
Shaw additionally recalled feeling assist from Mitchell throughout the powerful time: “We went to the identical nutritionist for some time. She was bringing me protein powder. She was like, ‘Woman.’ Yeah, it was terrible.”