The characters of Pretty Little Liars are cast perfectly. Honestly, we couldn't imagine it any different, and that's because we've grown to love them all for who they are... but it all could have been soooo different.
Janel Parrish, who plays the iconic role of Mona, opened up to Just Jared Jr. that she originally auditioned for the role of Spencer Hastings... who is played now by the incomparable Troian Bellisario.
"I got a few callbacks and then didn’t book it," she said. "I remember being super bummed because I loved the script. But, about a month later they called me in for Mona and that was it.
"I’m super happy about that, though," she said. "I fell in love with playing Mona."
So did we!
But Janel wasn't the only one who auditioned for Spencer's role. Shat Mitchell, who is Emily, also went for the role.
Sasha Pieterse who plays Alison, went for the role of Hanna, and Lucy Hale, who is our Aria, went for Hanna.
SUCH A WEIRD CONCEPT.