Sorry Ezria shippers, it doesn’t look like a romantic reunion is in the cards for Aria (Lucy Hale) and Ezra (Ian Harding) when “Pretty Little Liars” returns to ABC Family (being renamed Freeform in 2016) for Season 6B. A new casting notice has fans speculating that the teen will get a new love interest in the New Year.
On Wednesday The Wrap reported that “Pretty Little Liars” added actor Roberto Aguire to the cast. Aguire most recently appeared on “NCIS: New Orleans” and had a role in one of Robin Williams’ last movies, “Boulevard.” He’s joining the ABC Family series as Liam Greene, a “handsome editorial assistant from Boston.” The character is described as a “sweet” and “doting professional.”
Aguire confirmed his casting on Twitter shortly after The Wrap broke the news.
— Roberto Aguire (@RobAguire) November 11, 2015
Thanks to the sneak peek of the five year time jump, viewers know that Aria was able to pursue a career in publishing, which means that she could certainly run into a “handsome editorial assistant.” But there is more to Liam Greene. The actor that portrays him has a really famous BFF!
If Aguire looks familiar it’s because he is repeatedly photographed out with “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson. According to Just Jared Jr., the two met on the set of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.” At the time Aguire was working as an intern in the special effects department.
“One day we had a chance encounter that lead to us spending half a day together exchanging stories and dance moves,” he told the site. “We never really lost touch after that and now she’s one of my best friends.”
The two frequent red carpet events together -- fingers crossed Watson pays a visit to Rosewood!