Casting News: ‘Carrie Diaries’ Chloe Bridges Joins Pretty Little Liars Season 5

Chloe Bridges gets cast as Sydney Driscoll in Pretty Little Liars Seaosn 5.

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We don’t know about you but we love it when two fictional television worlds collide! Whether it’s a true-to-form crossover or having a beloved actor from one popular show join another, it’s basically fan fiction come to life. So, when we learned that Chloe Bridges, who portrays Donna LaDonna on the ’80s-themed CW series The Carrie Diaries, has landed a recurring role on Pretty Little Liars, we were positively giddy with excitement.

The gorgeous actress, who’s starred on both seasons of The Carrie Diaries has appeared in a variety of movies including Mantervention, Nightlight, Family Weekend, Social Nightmare, Worst. Prom. Ever., Queen Freak, and was a series regular on ABC’s Freddie, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr. As for her other television stints, she’s appeared in episodes of New Girl, 90210, Suburgatory, and George Lopez. Not only is she a dynamic actress but she also has a lot of screen presence and will certainly bring a lot of sass and flavor to Rosewood.

As for her character, Chloe will be playing Sydney Driscoll. Who’s that you ask? Oh just the newest member of Rosewood High’s champion swim team who will make her official debut in PLL Season 5 Episode 3 and appears in subsequent installments. And guess who she’ll be befriending? Why the town’s residential dolphin Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), of course! Whether or not Syd is a potential romantic interest we don’t know. All we know is that between the Liars, Paige McCullers and Alison DiLaurentis — and now Syd — Emily’s social life is going to be quite hectic.

Ahh! We can’t wait to see Chloe in action as Rosewood’s new mystery girl….and to find out whether or not she’s trustworthy. But then again it’s Rosewood – everyone and their mother has dark secrets to hide and manipulation is the name of the game. Let’s just hope that this Sydney chick does right by Emily or she’ll be very sorry.

Do you approve of the latest PLL casting? Which other star would you love to see on our beloved ABC Family series? Tell us in the comments, and in honor of Chloe Bridge’s new role and PLL’s penchant for haute couture, check out some of her most fashionable red carpet moments!


Black and White

Chloe Bridges attends the Catherine Malandrino presentation at Pier 92 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 on September 2013.

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Legs for Days

Chloe Bridges puts her toned stems on display at the Alice + Olivia during Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 on September 9, 2013.

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She's Got The 'Blues'

Chloe Bridges dons a flowy baby blue Boulee gown at the premiere of Walt Disney Pictures' 'John Carter' on February 22, 2012.

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Picasso Baby

Wearing a stunning dress with asymmetrical splashes of color, Chloe Bridges stuns at the World Premiere of 'Prom' held at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on April 21, 2011.

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Chloe Bridges rocks a fun, fresh frock at the world premiere of 'Camp Rock II: The Final Jam' held at Alice Tully Hall on August 18, 2010.

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Golden Girl

Chloe Bridges rocks a gold skirt and black midriff top at The Novak Djokovic Foundation New York Dinner on September 10, 2013.

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Red Hot

Chloe Bridges shows off her spicy style when she drops by Nylon Magazine's 13th Anniversary Celebration held at Smashbox in West Hollywood, California on April 10, 2012.

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Chloe Bridges shows off her long, sleek locks on the red carpet at the M Missoni is for Music Summer Event at Le Bain & Rooftop at The Standard on July 26, 2013.

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  1. FRa Said:

    It’s perfect! I love Chloe and PLL! I’m sooooo happy! ^^


    Esto es genial !!! Chloe es magnifica. Todos los fans de Chloe agregenos a Facebook en :)

  3. AIK Said:

    This is going to be great.


    Oh thats gonna be very thrill to see it..

  5. Lala Said:

    I can’t stand her!!!

  6. megan Said:

    I think Danielle Gilman should be cast! Love that girl!

  7. Fanzene Said:

    She looks so fake! Even…alsion, hanna, aria, and emily (except fir spencer) look so plastic since the beginning of the show. Still beautiful though, I would have never thought that shed be on this show. But I liked her in the carrie diaries and suburgatory… Just don’t know what her character is going to bring to the table in pll – aren’t there enough swimmers introduced in this show…Paige…Shana…now Sydney. But lets wait and see! Favourite show ever. Congrats Chloe! ;)

  8. Emison Said:


  9. JD Said:

    Yah emison is essential to life.

  10. barbara Said:

    Who CARES? we don’t need her.

  11. Matt Stevens Said:

    Serious question. Who do I get in contact with in order to have a crack at auditioning for a new character, or an extra? I follow the series religiously, I know we’re approacing S5 but I’ve got my fingers crossed that it’s got a lot left in it still.

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