Lilia Buckingham Reveals Who She’d Cast In a TV Show Based on Her Upcoming Book ‘Influence’

Lilia Buckingham Reveals Who She’d Cast In a TV Show Based on Her Upcoming Book ‘Influence’
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This would be the most star-studded cast ever!

In case you missed it, Lilia Buckingham is teaming up with Sara Shepard, the author behind “Pretty Little Liars” and Brat TV’s “Crown Lake,” for a brand-new young adult novel, and we couldn’t be more excited. “Influence” hits shelves on June 30th and follows the seemingly goal-worthy lives of on-the-rise Hollywood teens Delilah, Jasmine, Fiona and Scarlet. To everyone watching online, their lives seem perfect . . . but are they really? The sun is hot in California — and someone’s going to get burned.

To celebrate the coming-soon and dripping-with-drama book, we caught up with Lilia to find out who she’d cast if the story were to get picked up as a TV show. You’ll never guess who she’d enlist! Along with herself, the 16-year-old actress, activist and author would pull from her totally talented friend group:

“I wrote the book picturing Nadia Turner. She’s who I pictured when writing the physical description of one of the characters. There’s also a Disney star who looks a little bit like Jillian Shea Spaeder. I pictured her when I was writing the book too. I think all of my friends would be great in it! Oh…and Zendaya…I want to put Zendaya in it.”

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