Pretty Little Liars’ Bianca Lawson on Emaya: “I Always Took Maya at Face Value”
One of the worst parts of Maya's death is it means we don't get to see Bianca Lawson on our TV screens every week anymore. We've loved her for years (remember when she was on Buffy?), and we were sad to see her go. Fortunately, Bianca still has lots of work on her plate, including a new role on Teen Wolf. Recently, she chatted with The Insider about that part, and also took some time to reflect on what it was like to
"I always took Maya at face value," Bianca explained, when asked how she dealt with the fact that Maya's intentions weren't always clear. "I played it like she saw this kindred spirit and fell in love with Emily [Shay Mitchell]."
As for being part of that much-loved Emaya couple, Bianca said that she's "super honored" by fan response to the story explaining that "in terms of people really personalizing and identifying and having so much love flowing to me, this was an extraordinary experience."
She went on to note, "I feel like images are so powerful and seeing something portrayed in a way where it's genuinely about love and could easily be a heterosexual couple, but just happens to be between two girls of color, is amazing in and of itself."
Sigh. And now we're missing Maya all over again.
For much more from Bianca, including more thoughts on Maya and info on what she's up to with Teen Wolf, check out the full interview here.
Catch an all-newepisode of PLL on Tuesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. ET/PT onABC Family.