The up-and-coming actress spent part of her Memorial Day weekend with JJJ chatting about the series and just how she booked the role of Emily. She shared with us, “I was living in Toronto at the time and my manager from LA sent me the sides and script for the show and wanted to put myself on tape for it. As soon as he said the name for the show, I knew I wanted to go for it.”
Shay continued, “I sent the video over and a couple days later got the call to fly on out for a screen test with Warner Brothers. After that week, I found out that I got the role. I had originally auditioned for Spencer, actually. After I found out that Troian [Bellisario] got that role, which she is perfect for, I did another tape for Emily. Emily is just so much more suited for me.”
Stay tuned for more of our interview with Shay throughout the week and don’t forget to catch the series premiere NEXT Tuesday, June 8 @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.
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