It’s hard to imagine Bianca Lawson (Maya St. Germain) playing anyone other than Maya on Pretty Little Liars. But in a new interview with a German fansite, Bianca reveals that she originally had a very different character in mind.

As fans know, a lot of the actors and actresses on PLL originally auditioned for completely different roles. For example, Lucy Hale (Aria) and Sasha (Alison DiLaurentis) both originally auditioned to play Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Shay Mitchell (Emily) originally auditioned for the role of Spencer (Troian Bellisario).

Now, Bianca reveals that she also auditioned to play Hanna!

“I actually didn’t audition for Maya,” she tells MyFanBase. “I auditioned for Hanna and they offered me Maya. I didn’t know anything about Maya until after that, and totally fell in love with her while reading the books.”

Bianca also discusses Emily’s recent story arc in a post-Maya Rosewood. “I guess what I would wish for Emily,” she says, “is already in motion: she connected with someone that had already been where she was previously and could help her come out of the shadows and challenge her out of love to not dim her light.”

That’s a pretty serious analysis of Emaya’s relationship! And we love it. We would never want anyone to diminish Em’s light. Read the full interview here.

Catch the return of PLL Season 3 on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.

Source: MyFanBase

Molly Friedman is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @MollyFriedman.

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