Lucy Hale Talks 50 Shades of Grey Audition

Before Dakota Johnson was cast in the coveted Anastasia Steele role in 50 Shades of Grey, it seemed like every young starlet worth her Birkin bag was rumored to be on a short list for the part, including PLL’s Lucy Hale. Although she did not get the part, she was on the very short list of actresses to audition, and described the whole experience to MTV news as, “awkward.”

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Lucy went on to tell MTV, “It was just one of those things where you just had to go for it, or you’re just going to look lame.”

With a gig on Pretty Little Liars, and a blossoming country career, why was L even interested in branching out to the sexy film? “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,” she said. Well, doll, if you want to get as far away as possible from your comfort zone, 50 Shades of Grey is the way to do it!

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I think her gorgeous wide-eyed innocent look would have made for a perfect Anastasia Steele, but no one consulted me in the casting process (rude). What do you think, darlings? Would you have preferred to see Lucy over Dakota as Anastasia? Or is dealing with Ezra on PLL enough complicated older guy drama for one girl to handle?


  1. Anthony Said:

    This movie will be terrible either way. It will end up being a hit no matter what though because enough curious people will show up.

  2. Rose Said:

    I would love to see Lucy as Anastasia :D

  3. Genessa Said:

    She definitely would have been better than Dakota, but I wish Emilia Clarke would have done it! There were a ton of actresses who would have been better than Dakota.

  4. Anna Said:

    I think Lucy would have been a better Anastasia tan Dakota but the very best actress for the part would have been Emma Stone :)

  5. jenna Said:

    Dakota is not good for this role.
    She is great actress, but not for 50 shades…

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