Dove effortlessly brought the both the roles of Liv AND Maddie to life on the Disney Channel series but originally, she was supposed to play a totally different character, since the twins weren't even an idea at the time she was cast.
"It didn't start out with me playing twins! So when I came on set, I didn't think I was going to be able to do it. I was a nervous wreck, because I didn't audition to play the twins. I only auditioned to play one person, it was a completely different show in the beginning," Dove explained to Young Hollywood. "I played one girl named Alanna who is neither Liv nor Maddie, and she didn't have a twin – there was no twins. We went away for testing after we filmed the pilot and everybody got to say [what they wanted more of.] So the day I found out we got picked up, they were like, also it's about twins, and you're the twins!"