But would you believe that the 24-year-old actress originally wanted to play a different Little Liar? “I read for Aria and Hanna!” Lucy tweeted on the night of Pretty Little Liars’ Season 4 summer finale. “originally I wanted to play Hanna!”
Snarky, quick-witted, and the stereotypical “it girl,” Hanna certainly would have been a whole different type of character for Lucy to play. We think Ashley Benson kills it at the role, but it is sort of fun to picture what Lucy would have been like in the part, instead. Can you imagine her dropping one of Hanna’s sarcastic one-liners? Or... wait, making out with Caleb (Tyler Blackburn)? That’s definitely weird to think about.
As it turns out, plenty of the current PLL actors originally auditioned for other roles. Sasha Pieterse (Ali) also originally tried out for the part of Hanna, while Shay Mitchell (Emily) and Janel Parrish (Mona) both auditioned for the role of brainiac Spencer, which later went to Troian Bellisario.
Are you glad that Lucy ended up playing Aria, or would you secretly sort of like to have seen her as Hanna? Head below and let us know what you think!
Source: Lucy Hale on Twitter