Maia Reficco Had A Huge Crush On Lucy Hale, And 12 Other Behind-The-Scenes Facts That Will Make You Love Her Even More

Reficco is Argentinian. She was born in Boston, but grew up in Buenos Aires and speaks fluent Spanish. “Honestly, as a Latina and as a first Latina Liar ever, I think for me, my biggest priority was to represent my people and the stories that we’re telling in the most accurate, responsible, and respectful way I could,” she said in an interview with People.

Reficco has also opened up about the difficulties she’s faced in the industry as a Latine actor. “When I’m in the U.S., I definitely do feel less welcomed,” she said in an interview with Refinery29. “Speaking in Spanish almost feels like a political decision sometimes, which is really heartbreaking. Life here in the U.S. — honestly, it is harder. I’m having to justify my life, and my existence, and why I’m here so many times a day.”