Friday, June 30, 2017

Wren Was Almost A.D. on PLL Series Finale

Many Pretty Little Liars fans wanted Dr. Wren Kingston to be A.D. on the PLL series finale. Fans even wanted Wren to be ‘A’ back in the season 6 reveal. Turns out, the PLL showrunner Marlene King also wanted Wren to be A.D. However, they chose to make A.D. Spencer’s long-lost evil, British identical twin (Twincer) instead due to scheduling conflicts.

Wren Kingston (Julian Morris) was almost A.D. on Pretty Little Liars series finale
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"Originally my mind was going to Wren as A.D., but we had to be realistic and there have been times when we really needed a character who wasn't a series regular and we couldn't get them on the show. The show is so deeply rooted in mythology and I've always said you have to know the ending before you know the beginning or else it won't make sense, so that dictated that we needed to make A.D. someone who was a series regular" Marlene told Entertainment Weekly.

Julian Morris, the actor who plays Wren on PLL, has been guest starring on the show on and off since season one. He’s never been a series regular, though. Julian Morris has been busy filming Amazon’s show Hand of God. Julian plays Reverend Paul Curtis in the show about a corrupt judge who has a breakdown.

So Marlene chose a series regular, but she didn’t want it to be one of the main Liars. "I know a lot of fans wanted it to be one of the Pretty Little Liars, but I could never justify that being true because the show was always about their unconditional friendship. That then sort of led to this idea of, well, if we make it a twin of one of the Pretty Little Liars, that's sort of like making it a PLL, but ultimately, it makes more sense."

So why did they choose Spencer as the Liar who had the evil twin? “We had already started the mythology about Peter Hastings sleeping with Jessica and then knowing that he accidentally slept with Mary, it just made so much sense. Even the fact that they’ve lived together since the pilot and those two families are just so intertwined, it made a lot of sense to make it Spencer,” Marlene said.

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We didn’t get to see Wren’s death on-screen because Julian Morris could only be on set for one day. In the original death scene that was never shot, Wren knew he was the father of Emison’s twins. He agreed to Alex Drake’s plan to make her happy. “We thought we had that actor for more days than we did. I had written a death scene, and in that scene that we never shot, he says to Alex, “I even created life for you.” So Wren knew that he was the father of those babies.”

Wren’s death scene was going to be gruesome. A fire escape was going to cut off his left side. “He was going to show up at the church and then try to get Alex to change her mind about becoming Spencer, basically. She just couldn’t handle the thought of always thinking of her as Alex, so she basically was like, “Step in the fire escape.” The ladder from the fire escape was going to come down and cut off his left side. It was going to be an awesome death scene,” Marlene told Vulture.

Did you like the evil twin reveal or did you want Wren to be A.D. in the Pretty Little Liars series finale?

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