Booboo Stewart Originally Auditioned for a Different Role on 'Good Trouble'

Booboo Stewart Originally Auditioned for a Different Role on 'Good Trouble'

Booboo Stewart may have almost played someone else on Good Trouble!

The 29-year-old Descendants actor currently stars on the hit Freeform drama as Luca, an unhoused man Joaquin is doing a story on and befriends, who eventually is invited to move into the Coterie.

However, Booboo actually originally read for a different role on the show before landing Luca.

Keep reading to find out…

While discussing the season five premiere, showrunner Joanna Johnson opened up about adding Luca to the Coterie and developing the character’s story.

“I think that the unhoused crisis in LA is huge and we didn’t feel like we wanted to ignore it. So many young people, people of all ages and all different backgrounds and for all different reasons, find themselves unhoused at times. A lot of people have jobs, and they still don’t have housing. So we really wanted to do something about that,” she shared with Deadline.

She then revealed that Booboo was originally brought in for the role of Joaquin, who is played by Bryan Craig on the show.

“It was interesting, we read Booboo for the role of Joaquin as well, and we loved him, but we didn’t think he was right for that role,” Joanna said. “We thought Bryan [Craig] was so good for the role. But we all liked him and wanted to find something for him. So this was kind of a natural place to put this character and to see a character trying to get on their feet without those bureaucratic things.”

“I think people forget that people that are unhoused — they have dreams, too. They have things they want to do. And it’s fun to see that through him. And we’re in the fifth season so it’s nice to see new people,” she added.

In case you missed it, get a peek into what’s coming up for Luca in the Good Trouble season five trailer!

The series airs new episodes weekly, on Thursday nights at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform.

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