Spencer Hastings may be a lot of things (smart, resourceful, Toby’s boo, etc) but a smoker she is not. Apparently though, the Pretty Little Liars pilot was supposed to feature an intense scene between Wren and Spencer in which they shared a cigarette and some secrets.
Troian Bellisario describes it as a very revealing moment for Spencer:
“I sat down and I read the scene. I was instantly blown away. I was so mad that they cut the scene out of the pilot, but the scene where Spencer was outside of her family dinner bumming a cigarette from Ren and flirting with him. The very first episode. It was scandalous. Bumming a cigarette as a 16-year-old and flirting with her sister’s fiancé. In the middle of the scene, I remember she revealed this one insight into her character and almost breaks down and cries, then pulls herself together. This show is like this mystery. I knew in my head I was the valedictorian of my class. I was a straight-A student. I knew what it was like to be under so much pressure. I could totally relate to this girl.”
Wow! That definitely sounds like a hardcore moment between Spencer and Wren. However, we can’t picture the studious, stylish and athletic Spence puffing away on a dirty little cig. We know that’s capable of many twisted things, including making out with her sister’s boyfriends and pawning stolen jewelry, but smoking seems totally out of character for her!
Would you have liked to watch such a scene or do you think it would have been going overboard in terms of of Spencer’s characterization? Tell us YOUR thoughts in the comments!