Shay Mitchell doesn't want to label herself.

The actress plays a lesbian on the his Freeform show "Pretty Little Liars," and her role has made her subject to a lot of media speculation about her sexuality in real life.

"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," she told Cosmopolitan. "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?"

Despite launching Mitchell's career, the actress knows she's not going to win any acting awards for her "Liars" performance. In fact, Mitchell isn't worried about winning awards.

"I'd rather have a company. I don't want to be dependent on a call from my agent—taking projects I'm not OK with because I need to," she said. "To be honest, winning an Oscar is not one of my goals."

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