Let’s be honest. We’re all desperately waiting for Fifty Shades of Grey, starring Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan as the rich, S&M obsessed Christian Grey.
But let’s imagine for a moment that Dakota wasn’t playing Ana. There was a time when the role was open and many young Hollywood actresses were fighting for a chance at the controversial role. Pretty Little Liars Lucy Hale was one of them.
If you ever wondered what it was like to audition for a movie like 50 shades, you’re in lucky. While Hale didn’t make the cute (and I’m kind of glad she didn’t), she did share details of her awkward audition process with MTV.
She admitted that reading for the role of Steele was “unlike any audition i’d ever done before in my life.”
“Let’s just say I don’t want my grandmother watching that audition tape,” she continued. “[It was] awkward.”
“It was just me. It was a two-page monologue of … exactly what you think it would be,” she said. “Very uncomfortable.” We’re assuming she’s referring to one of the many sex scenes in the book. Doing a monologue to any of one those scenes had to be super weird.
“It was sort of one of those things where you just had to go with it or you’re gonna look lame,” she added. “Hopefully, I didn’t look lame!”
Despite being so risque, it was a much sought after role and Hale was set on doing her best, giving it her all and hoping to score. (No pun intended.)
“I think any girl in my demographic would have loved to be a part of it,” she admitted. “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.”
What are your thoughts? Would you rather have seen Lucy in the role of Ana instead of Dakota Johnson?
Photo Credit: Lucy Hale Instagram
Mark Your Calendars – Here’s When Everything is Premiering on ABC This Fall
ABC’s fall 2022 TV schedule has landed!
Along with some beloved fan faves returning (we’re looking at you, Abbott Elementary), there’s a handful of newbies hoping to make a splash — like Hilary Swank’s Alaska Daily.
And we definitely can’t forget about Celebrity Jeopardy, Bachelor in Paradise, Big Sky, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Excited enough? Good, you should be. Now, get ready to mark those calendars because here are all the premiere dates:
Wednesday, September 21
8:00 p.m. “The Conners”
8:30 p.m. “The Goldbergs”
9:00 p.m. “Abbott Elementary”
9:31 p.m. “Home Economics”
10:00 p.m. “Big Sky”
Friday, September 23
8:00 p.m. “Shark Tank”
9:01 p.m. “20/20”
Sunday, September 25
8:00 p.m. “Celebrity Jeopardy!”
9:00 p.m. “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie”
Tuesday, September 27
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Rookie: Feds”
Sunday, October 2
7:00 p.m. “America’s Funniest Home Videos”
Monday, October 3
8:00 p.m. “Bachelor in Paradise”
10:00 p.m. “The Good Doctor”
Thursday, October 6
8:00 p.m. “Station 19”
9:00 p.m. “Grey’s Anatomy”
10:01 p.m. “Alaska Daily”
WATCH: The New ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Is Dark AF
‘A’ is not messing around in the Pretty Little Liars spinoff Original Sin.
If you thought we’d seen the last of ‘A’… think again. The masked stalker is back to torment a new group of little liars on the HBO Max series.
The ten-episode season will debut Thursday, July 28 with three episodes. Two new episodes will follow on August 4 and 11, with the final three episodes debuting on August 18.
A new teaser for the series reveals the tone is going to be much darker than the original ever was, and that’s likely thanks to Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Riverdale, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) who serves as writer and co-executive producer.
Check out the teaser — complete with a new version of the intro song “Secret.”
Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin synopsis: Twenty years ago, a series of tragic events almost ripped the blue-collar town of Millwood apart. Now, in present day, a disparate group of teen girls — a brand-new set of Little Liars — find themselves tormented by an unknown Assailant and made to pay for the secret sin committed by their parents two decades ago…as well as their own. In the dark, coming-of-age, horror-tinged drama PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN, we find ourselves miles away from Rosewood, but within the existing Pretty Little Liars universe — in a brand-new town, with a new generation of Little Liars.
WATCH: ‘Boo Bitch’ Trailer Starring Lana Condor & Zoe Colletti is Hauntingly Hilarious
If we were to give you only one reason why Boo Bitch needs to be on your radar this TV season, it would be the title alone. Name a better show title… I’ll wait.
A close second? To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Lana Condor takes the lead as a ghost… sort of.
But despite the name, the series is anything but scary. The eight-episode live-action YA limited series is actually a haunting comedy that follows Condor’s Eric Vu, a play-it-safe high school senior who decides the change things up the same night she gets hit by a truck and winds up, well, dead.
Erika wakes up and finds herself standing over her own body, she realizes she’s now part of the undead. From nerd to ghost, it’s quite the transition, I might add.
But she’s not a ghost in the typical fashion. For starters, she can’t walk through doors, everyone can see her, and she can touch people, though, she’s not entirely sure if you can get pregnant while being a ghost, which is a fair question when you’re in high school and crushing! Are ghost babies a thing? Again, valid question, and good on her for being responsible when the possibilities are endless when you’re neither living nor dead.
She realizes she’s landed upon a “loophole,” ie. “I can stick around if I’m more famous in death than in life.”
Can Erika find a way to make something of her second chance and convince the universe that she deserves to be alive?
The series also stars Zoe Margaret Colletti as Erika’s best friend Gia, who gives new meaning to the word “ride or die.”
Condor defintiely dominates the spotlight as Erika, and the role allows her to show off a more comedic side to her acting, but Colletti, who is newer to the screen, presents as a promising sidekick. Colletti’s credits include Annie, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, City on a Hill, and Fear the Walking Dead.
Boo, Bitch will be available on Netflix starting July 8.
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