In the new issue, Shay opens up about her sexuality, along with her future career goals.
On Her Sexuality:
“When I started, people were like, ‘What are you?’ I’m like, right now I’m dating a guy. I don’t know what it’s going to be in three years. You love who you love. Black, white, polka-dot, that’s what my dad always said. I’m never going to label myself. I could be 50 and dating a woman and then what? I said I was straight and now I’m not?'”
On being a waitress before her big break:
“I have so much respect for waiters, waitresses, girls who work in clubs. It’s tough. I’d have old guys saying ‘You’re so pretty, why are you working?’ or ‘Come live with me, honey.’ Like, what, so I can be taken care of? That’s the last thing that I want. What I wanted to say was, ‘[I work] so I will never end up with someone like you.'”
On her Post-PLL Career:
“I’d rather have a company. I don’t want to be dependent on a call from my agent—taking projects I’m not okay with because I need to. To be honest, winning an Oscar is not one of my goals.”
On her Social Media:
“On handling each social media platform with a marketer’s precision: “My Instagram is like an art gallery—no blurry photos. Come to Snapchat and see it all being made. Instagram is the appetizer. Snapchat is the meal.”
You can catch Shay in her new movie Mother’s Day, in theatres now! Also be sure to pick up the new June 2016 issue of Cosmopolitan when it hits newsstands on May 10th for Shay’s full feature!