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Lucy Hale on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Audition: 'It Was So Uncomfortable!'

Lucy Hale on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Audition: 'It Was So Uncomfortable!'

Lucy Hale shows off her sexy side on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine’s September 2014 issue, on newsstands August 12.

Here’s what the 25-year-old actress and singer had to share with the mag:

On her latest project, making a country music album: “So many people didn’t want to touch the project with a 10-foot pole. Literally, I had people laughing and saying, ‘You’re making an album? Good luck.’ … But if you sit down and talk music with me for 10 minutes, you know that’s my passion.”

On the superficial image Hollywood sells to young women: “[Pretty Little Liars] is about how we look too. That’s terrifying sometimes because you’re breaking out or you feel gross and you still have to be in front of the camera. We’ll post pictures on Instagram and people will be like, ‘Y’all are so flawless.’ Little do they know it’s fake hair, fake eyelashes, and a good filter. Little girls see that and think they have to be like that.”

On auditioning to play Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey: “That audition was so uncomfortable! It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual…there were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”

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Credit: Matthias Vriens-McGrath/Cosmopolitan
Posted to: Lucy Hale, Magazine

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  • GerardButthole

    Average looking at best and trying way too hard.

  • sue

    so stunning!

  • scarlett

    She’s 25 not 16, she knew she was auditioning for 50 Shades, what the hell did she think she was going to have to read in the audition?

  • lol

    was kinda hoping that she could get the role.

  • Jamie

    I’m sorry, but this is the ugliest Cosmo cover I’ve ever seen in my life. Ugly dress, awkward pose, messy hair and bad make-up. Who styled this mess???

  • Hil

    she tries so hard to be sexy. She used to be stunning. What happened?

  • lol

    @Jamie: lmfao i agree. this i s a bad, forgettable cover. whoever styled her should get fired.

  • amy

    I love Lucy but i’m glad they choose Dakota Johnson for Anastasia Steele
    I did not see her at all in this role!

  • Dan

    I love Lucy!!! She’s beautiful & talented.

  • Cate

    Hideous cover. What was the editor thinking?

  • sx

    @lol: cosmopolitan is forgettable

  • Omur

    Looks great, amazing girl. I wish she was cast in FSOG but she deserves way better anyway

  • Anon

    I get that these celebs get asked about previous auditions but “uncomfortable,” really? Why turn up for the audition knowing what the role was meant for? People are too idiotic.

  • Ginger

    I don’t watch CrapW so I’ve never seen her act but I think it’s great that she spoke out about the unrealistic standards of Hollywood beauty and how phony it all it. Other young hollywood actresses should follow her lead.

  • nessa

    I wish she had gotten the role. Perfect Ana.

  • Doe eyed

    @scarlett: Apparently it threw everyone off. Many who went for the role had the exact same comments when asked about the audition (awkward, hard to say it out loud, uncomfortable ). So yes she should have known but it was probably way more racy than they thought it would be. Apparently Dakota has no shame so she was probably great. lol