In a Twitter chat during last night’s Pretty Little Liars episode (Season 4, Episode 4: “Face Time”), Ryan Guzman (Jake) revealed that he originally auditioned for a role other than the one for which he was cast. Which other Rosewood newbie did Ryan go out for?

Ryan originally auditioned for the role of Detective Holbrook, the state police officer brought into Rosewood to investigate the mysterious deaths of not one, but two local cops (Garrett and Wilden). Holbrook is played by Sean Faris. When asked how the PLL audition process went, Ryan tweeted, “I had fun with the audition because I actually went for the role of Detective Holbrook.”

We have to admit: we could totally see Ryan as Holbrook. In fact, he and Sean have a very similar look. They also have a patient, but authoritative manner that seems to work in both roles. The main difference is age. While Ryan is 25, Sean is 31, bringing a maturity to the role that is probably necessary. Also, if this were a flip-flop scenario and Sean snagged the role of Jake, we’d feel a bit weird about Aria dating someone that much older. Even if Lucy is actually 24 in real life, her character is still in high school.

In the end, we’re glad it turned out how it did (and it sounds like Ryan is, too). We are fans of both Ryan and Sean, and this way we get to have them both in Rosewood!

Do you think Ryan would have made a good Detective Holbrook? Let us know in the comments below!

Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars  on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.