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Lucy Hale Talks About Her "Uncomfortable" Fifty Shades Audition

Aug 5 2014 - 10:21am

Lucy Hale is gracing the September cover of Cosmopolitan, and she's sharing her own awkward encounter with Fifty Shades of Grey. In the interview, Lucy reveals that her audition made her feel both "uncomfortable" and "embarrassed," and yet, it was "exactly what you thought it would be." Suffice it to say, while the Fifty Shades trailer [1] was practically oozing with sex appeal, Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson [2] revealed in an interview [3] that the reality wasn't quite as sexy for them either, so that might just be the way it goes. Keep scrolling for the full quote, as well as extra tidbits about her country music album and Pretty Little Liars, and read the whole interview when it hit stands on Aug. 12. Also, if you like, you can drown yourself in the rest of our Fifty Shades of Grey content [4].

On auditioning for 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."

On standards of beauty in Hollywood: "[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 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."

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