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Lucy Hale Recalls 'Awkward' and 'Uncomfortable' Audition for 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

July 3, 2014 (3:51 am) GMT
The 'Pretty Little Liars' beauty explains the tryout, 'It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be.'

It's just revealed that was among the hopefuls to land the female lead role in the sexually-charged movie "". In a recent interview with MTV News, the "" star recalled the audition as "awkward" and "very uncomfortable."

"I think any girl in my demographic would have loved to be a part of it," she explained her interest to play Anastasia Steele. "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."

But the audition was "awkward" and was "unlike any audition I have ever done before in my life," the 25-year-old brunette beauty said. "Let's just say I don't want my grandmother watching this audition tape," she joked.

"It actually was just me [in the audition]. It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be," she added. "Very uncomfortable, 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."

The adaptation of E.L. James' erotic novel is due February 13, 2015. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, it stars as Anastasia and as Christian Grey.

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