Out of all the Pretty Little Liars cast members, it’s safe to say that Sasha Pieterse is the one who’s arguably grown up the most during her time on the series. She was only 12 years old when she snagged the role of Alison DiLaurentis and filmed the pilot, and since then she’s blossomed into a beautiful, talented and gracious young woman.
Now, at age 20, Sasha is preparing to say farewell to the role she was born to play (we seriously couldn’t imagine anyone else bringing a complex character such as Alison to life with as much ease and skill), and it’s a bittersweet experience. After her final table read with the other girls, she was “too emotional” to post a message to her fans via social media, but after having some time to clear her head and regain her composure, she shared a sweet photo of herself with all the girls, along with a very heartwarming message.
“Wow. 8 years ago we had our first table read in this very room,” she wrote, “I didn’t post anything from the table read yesterday because I was too emotional and I wanted to find the right words. So much love, blood, sweat and tears have gone into this show and I couldn’t be more proud and honored to go through this journey with each and every one of our cast and crew. Weddings, funerals, birthdays, housewarmings, we’ve shared it all.”
Sasha goes on to detail her own milestones that she’s reached throughout her time on the show, and also has a special message for the fans as well. Read the rest of her heartfelt sentiments in the post below:
“Wow. 8 years ago we had our first table read in this very room. I didn’t post anything from the table read yesterday because I was too emotional and I wanted to find the right words. So much love, blood, sweat and tears have gone into this show and I couldn’t be more proud and honored to go through this journey with each and every one of our cast and crew. Weddings, funerals, birthdays, housewarmings, we’ve shared it all. The last 7 years have consisted of graduating high school, learning to drive, doing what I love every day, finding true friends, and getting engaged to my best friend. It’s an end of a chapter and it’s been some of the best times of my life. To the fans: thank you for taking this journey with us. For loving the show the way we do. For having faith in us, they way we have faith in you. You’re apart of this just as much as we are. Thank you for being our #PLL family. I will cherish you all forever. 💗 love, Sasha”
Oh, and that’s not all! In case her initial farewell wasn’t enough to shatter you to pieces, wait until you see what she had to say about her last day on set:
“I can’t believe that the day has come. In a couple of hours I’ll be going to work for the last time at my second home. Although this day will be filled with happy and sad tears, I’ll be forever grateful to share them with the ones I’ve come to call family. #pllfamily”
Is someone chopping onions in here?! Because we can’t seem to stop our eyes from watering.
Have you enjoyed watching Sasha grow up right before your eyes? What will you miss the most about Alison DiLaurentis after PLL ends? Share your thoughts and feelings with us in a comment below!