Lucy Hale in 'Fifty Shades'? 'Pretty Little Liars' Star Recalls 'Awkward' Audition
By JACKIE WILLIS
July 03, 2014
This Pretty Little Liar could have been your Anastasia Steele.
Lucy Hale revealed to MTV News that she went out for a role in E.L. James' erotic novel-turned-movie Fifty Shades of Grey, but the audition didn't go as planned.
"It actually was just me [in the audition]. It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be," she admitted. "Very uncomfortable. But it was sort of one of those things where you just had to go for it or you're just gonna look lame -- hopefully, I didn't look lame."
The S&M movie role ultimately went to Jamie Dornan as the leading man Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson, daughter to Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, as Anastasia.
"I think any girl in my demographic would have loved to be a part of it," Hale said. "Mainly, I was just interested in doing something risky and doing something a little different than my character on PLL so it took me out of my comfort zone."
Hale described the scene, saying, "The scene was, like, the girl telling her friends about some sexcapade she had, but it goes into extreme detail and uses the word 'sperm' a couple times. I was like, 'I don't know guys, I have to go home to my grandparent's house in a few months at Christmas, I don't know if I can do this.'"
Do you think Hale would've been right for the shy, virginal role of Anastasia Steele?