Aria Montgomery has dealt with dozens of uncomfortable moments on “Pretty Little Liars,” from catching her dad cheating to finding out her boyfriend wasn’t who she thought he was.
The actress who plays her, Lucy Hale, recently told MTV News that she had an “awkward” moment of her own during her “Fifty Shades of Grey” audition.
“Yeah, it actually was, it was just me. It was like a two-page monologue of dialogue of exactly what you would think it would be. Very uncomfortable,” she told MTV. “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, but yeah, I mean it was definitely unlike any audition I’ve ever done in my life.”
Hale was a fan of the series, telling MTV back in 2012 that she was definitely “ready to step and do something a bit more risky, absolutely, but it’s a fine line.”
The role eventually went to Dakota Johnson, but Hale is still a winner: “PLL” has been picked up for a sixth and seventh season.