As Spencer Hastings on ABC Family’s hit series Pretty Little Liars, Troian Bellisario has plenty of drama to deal with. Spencer not only has a shady family which includes an older sister who faked a pregnancy, a father with an illegitimate love child, and a mom who’s defending a potential murderer in court — but she also experiences fear on a daily basis courtesy of her personal tormentor known as A. You’d think that slipping into Spencer’s crazy world would tire an actress out but not in Troian’s case. Rather, she seeks out additional challenging storylines and new troubled characters to explore. And in her most recent role as Sergeant Lauren Weil in the scripted WIG’s web series Lauren, Troian does just that.
In this dark story about a soldier who is attacked by her fellow soldiers and reports it to her commanding officer (played by Flashdance star, Jennifer Beals), Troian tackles new horrors as a woman who’s forced to struggle with the repercussions of reporting a sexual assault while remaining loyal to the country she serves. Watch her heart-wrenching and raw performance in the first episode of Lauren below: