PHOENIX, Arizona, February 26. ON March 5, Missy Franklin's megawatt smile will be back on the air when the four-time Olympic gold medalist makes a guest appearance on ABC Family's hit series Pretty Little Liars.
The high school senior has already graced home TV screens during the London Olympics, along with appearing on numerous daytime and late-night talk shows following the event. This time, Franklin fans will get to judge her acting chops against actress Shay Mitchell, who plays competitive high school swimmer Emily Fields on the series.
In the scene, Franklin (playing herself) meets Mitchell's character at a coffee shop to talk swimming…. A topic Franklin knows a thing or two about.
“She was great,” Mitchell told Celebuzz about Franklin. “She was such a pro when she was on set. She hit her mark every single time and didn't forget her lines once. She was really fun to work with.”
That's exactly the kind of review the swimming community expects of Franklin.
“They were so nice, every single one of them,” Franklin told Clevver News after filming. “I watched the new season of Pretty Little Liars and I can't watch it the same now because I'm thinking about the camera angles and all this crazy stuff.”
We wonder if Franklin will follow in the footsteps of USA Swimming teammate Ryan Lochte, who has already made guest appearances on 90210, 30 Rock, and is working on his own E! reality show “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?”