Specifically, the actor let slip that both Ashley Benson and Keegan Allen (who play Spaleb’s respective exes, Hanna and Toby) both had some interesting reactions after reading the scripts that revealed the new romance. Keegan was a little more stoic about it, but I think he was pretty upset as well,” revealed Blackburn. ” Despite the mixed reactions from the cast and fans, Blackburn is actually really excited to be getting some more screen time with Bellisario, whom he loves working with.“[Troian] has a good, specific approach that I really respect, so any time she and I were able to work together previously, we’ve really enjoyed it,” said Blackburn.
AB: I definitely think Hanna could have a twin -- I hope she has a twin. " The reason why I want to play a twin is so I could do split personalities, which is kind of fun to play. WATCH: ' PLL' Stars Spill on New ' Big Bad' in Rosewood: ' It's Life or Death' So when 's creator Marlene King told you that Hanna and Caleb were going to be splitting up, did you try and change her mind?’ And then all of a sudden [the showrunners] were like, ‘Oh, you guys are actually just going to be in a relationship.’ I was like, ‘What!’ There was a running joke that we could hear the screams of the fans hating every moment during all of our scenes.” When the cast received the initial scripts that outlined “Spaleb”’s romance, emotions were mixed.Finally, Blackburn teased that soon we’ll get more of a backstory as to how Caleb and Spencer came to be.“It’s not as much fireworks as it was with Caleb and Hanna, but it’s really beautiful,” teased Blackburn of the upcoming Spaleb flashbacks.