Lucy Hale rocks a little black dress on the cover of the September issue of Cosmopolitan, on newsstands August 12th. The Pretty Little Liars star opens up to the magazine about her latest country music album, being a role model for young women, and even auditioning to play the part of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Check out the highlights from the interview below.
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On Lucy’s 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.”