We know Troian Bellisario best as the incredible actress who breathed life into Sara Shepard’s character Spencer Hastings. Spencer is sassy, smart, and a snappy dresser, and Troian plays her to a tee. However, a star as talented as Ms. Bellisario is not only able to effectively portray a high school girl caught up in a whirlwind of trouble but also a single mom who experiences great trauma while serving in the army. Wait — what?! You heard right — Troian is trading in her collegiate blazers and designer loafers as Spencer to take on a more adult role alongside Flashdance icon Jennifer Beals (who plays her commanding officer) in the new WIGS web series Lauren.
Watch as Troian pours her heart and soul into a wrenching and tense scene in the Lauren preview trailer over at Entertainment Weekly.
Lauren premieres on WIGS Aug. 13 with a three-episode run written by Jay Rodan and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Mad Men). Will YOU be tuning in? Leave a comment and tell us what you think of Troian’s new series!