"We're actually done on Wednesday. We have two more days and it's very strange," Hale shared with ET's Lauren Zima at the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards on Monday. "I woke up this morning -- it was 5 a.m. -- and it was so hard to wake up, but I was like, 'Oh wait, you can't complain. This is the last Monday!'"
"We all feel really proud of what we've done but it's just weird," she added. "It almost feels like graduating high school or something."
The 27-year-old actress admitted that she and her co-stars got "really, really teary-eyed" at the Freeform show's last table read. "I can't tell you what happens but there's sort of a recreation of sorts, and just to hear that out loud was pretty emotional," Hale revealed. "The last scene, where you see all the girls together ...it's, like, heart-wrenching. That was pretty intense."
As for what fans can expect from the series finale, Hale disclosed, "There will be happy moments. It is in the nature of our show ...things can't go perfectly well. But there are happy moments. You will smile, you will cry."
The cast and crew are planning to go out after filming wraps, but Hale confessed that she's both excited and scared for what the future holds for her after PLL. "It's nice to have options, to sort of be in a position where I can choose what I want to do next," she said. "That's why I love my job. I never know what's going to happen next."