Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale has landed the cover of the August issue of Cosmopolitan and she gets real with the mag, touching on a wide variety of topics from her “uncomfortable” Fifty Shades of Grey audition to obstacles she faced while trying to get her country music album made.
Lucy isn’t just a pretty face. She realizes the superficial image Hollywood sells to young women and feels that, “[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 the subject of her audition for the role of Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey she confessed, “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.”
When it comes to her latest project, the country music album, Lucy admits,”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.”
The August issue of Cosmopolitan with Lucy Hale’s exclusive interview and photo shoot will be on newsstands August 12!
Lucy Hale ‘Cosmopolitan’ Photo Gallery
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