This is one little secret we didn’t see coming. The Pretty Little Liars cast reunited over the weekend to dish about the final season of their cult-favorite show, and in the process unearthed a few on-set secrets. But the one we cannot get over is this: Sasha Pieterse, aka, the one and only Alison DeLaurentis, actually auditioned for the role of… Hanna Marin.
Cue the jaw drop!
Yep, in an alternate A-verse, Sasha may have taken on the role of the show’s resident blonde fashionista instead. But as fate would have it, the uber-talented actress instead took on the role of the mysterious Alison, while another one of our favorite actresses, Ashley Benson, brought the incredible Hannah to life.
After revealing this precious tidbit of casting information, Sasha took the challenge to switch characters for a moment and actually read a scene for Hanna. And it was no paltry choice: No, it was the *super* dramatic scene in which she confronts Mona (played by Janel Parrish) after suspecting she’s still playing A-games.
Just give the cold read below a listen. It’s so on-point, it’ll give you chills!
Clearly, Sasha’s got some serious acting chops to be able to flip the switch between playing Hanna and Allison that quickly. She and Ashely are so talented in fact, we’d love to see a scene in which the two girls trade places for a brief blip in time. Freaky Friday style perhaps?
Okay, we admit that’s a far-fetched request. But at least it’d be something to tide us over until Pretty Little Liars returns for its final season come April 18.