Missy Franklin Photos on the set of Pretty Little Liars

  24 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | October 24th, 2012 | Featured, Lifestyle, National, News

Shay Mitchell is our eyes and ears on the set of the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, and she’s delivered us some great photos of swimming star, Missy Franklin.

Missy Franklin and Shay Mitchell on the set of “Pretty Little Liars”

Franklin’s onset to play herself opposite the show’s star, Mitchell, aka Emily Fields, a swimmer on the series, and from the photo above it appears Franklin is as fearless as ever.

Franklin, the five-time Olympic medalist from 2012 London Olympic Games, is not green when it comes to acting. She’s building her resume and acting chops! Just a little over five weeks ago she went toe-to-toe with movie stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn on the set of The Internship, due out in 2013.

Franklin has been turning heads, recently announcing her commitment to attend the University of California at Berkeley. For an Olympic star who electeded to remain amateur and compete at the NCAA level, Franklin has managed her brand exposure like a pro.

What’s next? The Golden Goggles Awards Show, where she will also star as one of the nominees for Female Athlete of the Year along side Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni and Allison Schmitt.

From the set of Pretty Little Liars:

Missy Franklin, Olympic Swimming Star, in hair and makeup on the set of Pretty Little Liars

Missy Franklin, Olympic Swim Star, on the set of Pretty Little Liars, “in Emily’s room”

Missy Franklin, Olympic swimming star, on the set of Pretty Little Liars: Here’s Missy on a lunch break, in her own trailer, after 6 hours on set. Missy then did 3 hours with her teacher, re: homework (which is state law), then back to set for more scene work and some final media interviews.

Parting Shot: One of Missy’s Olympic Gold Medals

Missy Franklin’s 2012 Olympic Gold Medal

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4 years 11 hours ago

Just curious, do appearances like this count as endorsements in terms of NCAA eligibility? Like is she allowed to get paid for this appearance and in the movie? I hope she is

4 years 9 hours ago

As far as I know she can only be compensated for necessary expenses on things like The World Cup circuit. Those rules may apply there as well, she is technically making money off of her image…

3 years 11 months ago

There actually is a line between ‘student-athlete just also happens to have acting talent good enough to get jobs as purely as an actor’ and ‘student-athlete is appearing because they’re an athletic superstar’. If they’re on set because they’re something of a legit actor, have their SAG card and all that, they can get paid. If they’re on the show because of their athletic ability, then they can’t, it’s my understanding.

One of the more interesting acting student-athletes was basketball star Bill Laimbeer. He grew up in southern California, and got recruited to play one of the Slestaks on the original version of ‘Land of the Lost’ as a summer job while he was in high school because he was almost 7 feet tall, and the producers needed people that size to run around in rubber monster suits. In interviews, he’s described the paychecks from the show as good compared to what you normally get as a teenager. He went on to play basketball for Notre Dame after that.

Philip Johnson
3 years 11 months ago

Franklin is so poised for her age. i’m just hoping she can balance all this attention, school, and swimming.

Anonymous #2
3 years 11 months ago

I am sorry, but in reality why is this a cover story? No offense to Missy, she is amazing and no one can take that away from her, but again I ask who cares? That is awesome that she was on set and no doubt that the NCAA is keeping an eye on her, but don’t we have other things to be thinking about other than where Missy will be making her next cameo. On top of that the same question can be made about the Jack Conger photo vault, why don’t we just photo vault everybody.

3 years 11 months ago

Anonymous #2 – you’re right, there are absolutely more important things going on in the world of swimming. However, think about what Michael Phelps did for swimming when he was constantly in the public eye. He grew the sport’s profile exponentially. To me, that says that these appearances are much more significant to the sport than just a cameo.

Re: photo vaults – That’s our goal!

3 years 11 months ago

…because sometimes we just want to enjoy an article about a swimmer for the fun of it.

3 years 11 months ago

Agree with Anonymous #2. Missy’s swimming is great, but I personally could care less about where/when she will be doing xyz-we have Facebook for that purpose.

3 years 11 months ago

Then don’t click on the article.

Anonymous #2
3 years 11 months ago

I personally think that this is a societal problem where we feel the need to put our noses into everyone’s business. On top of that, in my eyes it turns them from being a great athlete into being a (for lack of better terminology) “rockstar”. Missy is being a positive example for swimming just by being herself and an Exceptional student-athlete.
Here is a question; is Lochte a positive role model? I bet some parents out there don’t think so; maybe with what he does in the pool and his innate desire to be the best, but outside of the pool?

3 years 11 months ago

Missy and the actors posted this info and the pictures to Twitter aka the world. No one’s nose is anywhere it doesn’t belong.

Feel free to start your own swimming news website that exemplifies a societal standard that you can agree with!

Anonymous #2
3 years 11 months ago

Then save it for the social media!! I mean we are in the technology and information age, that is what social media is about. I just think their is a difference between swim news and swim tabloids. All I am saying is keep it about the pool because that is why I come to this website and I know for sure that is why or was why others came to it as well.

3 years 11 months ago

It’s really too bad that someone forced you to click on this link and then complain about it.

Philip Johnson
3 years 11 months ago

yeah, no one is forcing you to ready anything. don’t like it, don’t click on it.

3 years 11 months ago

You are arguing for no real reason ! get what u like , don’t look what u odn’t like ! make it simple ……..but please don’t come and tell swimswam what they should report or not report . thanks for your understanding .

Tony B
3 years 11 months ago

Keep up the great work, Mel and crew. As a swimmer most of my natural born life, I like to hear about ALL of our athletes and what they do. It is really cool to see swimmers take the reigns outside of interviews. I remember not being a fan of “Baywatch”, but watching it because Mel was on it. It was a real shame that there was not the strong PR for swimming back in ’92. I wold have loved to see Mel on SNL next to Farley. I think it would have been great for Matt Foley:Motivational Speaker, to have to give a speech to a world record holder, and gold medal winner.
“Who cares?” Is a terribly negative thing to say, and just a poor generalization trying to speak for other folks who may read this site. Missy Franklin was the darling of the summer Olympics. She is a huge name in the sport, and living in Denver, CO for the last 8 yrs, for me, makes me “care” about what she is up to, and I hope to hear more from her on this site.
Keep it positive. People are working hard to put out a product that most people enjoy. I guess when I served this great country of ours, we preserved that right of free speech, and to put information out on the web does make it “free game” to be critiqued.
Keep up the great work, guys

3 years 11 months ago

Missy like any other great swimmer might be interested in experiencing many different other
experiences out of the pool ! Great ! life is made out of variations , new discoveries , and it’s interesting to be aware of what they do outside the pool , as well as inside the pool .
U do a great Job Guys at swiwswam . thanks to your passion , i have learned so much
about the swimming world . I will always say thanks to M Phelps too . he changed the sport to be more appreciated and followed , and loved .


About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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