Lucy Hale: Pretty Little Liars Is Just “Fake Hair, Fake Eyelashes”
Lucy Hale opens up in the September 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan about Hollywood superficiality, fighting to make her first country album, and her “uncomfortable” Fifty Shades of Grey audition.
The actress tells the magazine she finds the superficial image Hollywood sells to young women to be scary, noting that her own show is not immune to perpetuating perfection.
“[Pretty Little Liars] is about how we look too,” she says. “That’s terrifying sometimes because you’re breaking out or you feel gross and you still have to be in front of the camera.”
She explains, “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.”
Hale also candidly talks about pursuing the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey.
“That audition was so uncomfortable!” she recalls. “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.”
She notes, “It’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.”
The “Lie a Little Better” singer had the same level of commitment when making her debut country album, “Road Between.”
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“So many people didn’t want to touch the project with a 10-foot pole,” she says. “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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