USMagazine, Friday, February 22, 2013, 4:45pm (PST)
Missy Franklin made a splash during the Summer Olympics in London, and now the 17-year-old swimmer has her sights set on Hollywood! The four-time gold medalist makes a guest appearance as herself in the March 5 episode of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.
In the episode, competitive high school swimmer Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell) is stunned when Franklin shows up at The Brew coffee shop just to meet her. Once she gains her composure, the Rosewood High School student talks shop with the world-famous athlete.
"They were so nice, every single one of them," Franklin tells Clevver News of series stars Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson and Troian Bellisario. "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."
Mitchell, 25, was impressed with Franklin's acting abilities, telling Celebuzz, "She was great. 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."
Franklin isn't the only athlete from the 2012 Summer Games to appear on the small screen: swimmer Ryan Lochte is set to star in his own E! reality show, and gymnasts Gabby Douglas and McKayla Maroney have each appeared on their favorite CW shows (The Vampire Diaries and Hart of Dixie, respectively).