Bailee Madison, who stars in the upcoming Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin, recalls receiving encouraging messages from the show’s original cast before filming the series reboot.
Madison, 21, said Lucy Hale supported her throughout the casting process.
“Lucy is a dear friend of mine and has really been with me throughout the process of figuring out whether or not I get to be part of the show and just held my hand every step of the way, which meant the absolute world to me as a friend ‘ Madison told ET in an exclusive interview.
“And just like someone I’ve respected and admired for so many years. I remember being so nervous about the announcement and all the beautiful ladies sending me their love and it meant the world. I know they’re all really excited for us and what we’re going to do with the show. This support and blessing mean the absolute world,” she added.
Hale played Aria in the show, which was being developed by Marlene King based on Sara Shepard’s novel series of the same name. The show ran on ABC from 2010 to 2017. Other starring roles were played by Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Holly Marie Combs, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding and Bianca Lawson.
Mitchell, who played barista Emily Fields, also congratulated Madison on landing a part in the reboot, writing, “Congratulations baby!” on his Instagram page last year.
Madison also received golden advice from Hale while embarking on her role in the drama.
“She just wanted me to enjoy it. I think she just said, ‘Enjoy every second and trust yourself, which as a young woman in this business can be really difficult,’ Madison told the outlet.
The first three episodes of the reboot are scheduled to air Thursday on HBO Max. The drama begins 20 years after a series of tragic events that affected Millwood, a small town not far from the original drama’s setting. In modern times, a group of teenage girls, known as the Principal Liars on the show, are tormented by an unknown enemy – “A” who seeks revenge for the mistakes they and their mothers made two decades ago .
The new show also stars Chandler Kinney as Tabby, Maia Reficco as Noa, Zaria as Faran and Malia Pyles as Minnie.
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