Lucy Hale Describing Her 50 Shades Of Grey Audition Will Put You Off The Whole Movie

Lucy Hale awkward face and nod in Pretty Little Liars GIF PLLI already wasn’t super (read: at all) inclined to see the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie whenever it finally comes out, but if I’d been wavering at all, listening to Lucy Hale describe her extremely awkward audition would’ve put me over the edge.

As you may recall, there was a longer-than-normal casting period for this film, and even after the leads were in place, there’s been some difficulty holding onto them. (Run, Charlie Hunnam! Run for the hills you brave brave boy!) And hearing about the audition process for the role of Anastasia Steel, that all starts to make sense.

Lucy tells MTV that she went in mostly to try out something different from the character she plays on Pretty Little Liarsbut ended up with an incredibly awkward experience that was ‘unlike any audition I have ever done before in my life.’

“It actually was just me [in the audition]. It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be. 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.”

So since she didn’t have anyone reading with her, I’m imagining that she just stood in front of a group of people silently watching her and…what? Talked about sex? Simulated sex? An orgasm? Lucy doesn’t give exact details, but she does say:

“Let’s just say I don’t want my grandmother watching this audition tape.”

Bleghhhh. My lip is actually curling up and away from my teeth in an involuntary grimace just writing this, is anyone else experiencing that?

If what they do on the first day they ever meet you — before you’ve even gotten the part! — is this uncomfortable, I can’t imagine how absurd it’s going to get by the time they’re close to a finished product. I have full-body awkward shivers right now just thinking about it.

Nooooo thank you.

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    • Lily Savage

      I totally agree with you, I have no desire to see this movie and this just further solidified my decision.

    • Alana Vincenza

      I was sooo happy when Charlie Hunnam dropped out.

    • Nbl

      I’m pretty sure the horribly written Twilight fan fiction that someone decided to call a book turned me off of this film.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        Ha. Good call.

      • fantasymother

        I actually know the author, and was one of those reading each of the chapters as she wrote them, laughing about them with a number of friends. No one saw it becoming a phenomenon. I mean, there’s really well-written fan fiction out there and this was NEVER one of them.

        And then I had some hope that it was at least edited before published. When I heard it was a “find and replace” and all the horrible garbage was left…

        Let’s just say, don’t continue to support her in any way. Please. Pretty please. I’ll send chocolate.

    • Alyssa

      I’m still so upset that Sheriff Graham is a part of this.

    • Elisa

      I think this movie is going to do horrible when its released. I know the books are huge but I cannot see it translating onto the big screen unless its NC-17 or worse. Showing my age some but this has “Showgirls” fate written all over it.

    • Jennie Blair

      How can this even be a movie? If you edit it enough to not be porn it will be 2 hours of “Oh geez”, lip bite, inner goddess, and hopelessly driving around the Seattle area without bothering to look at a map

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    • PolishBear

      If they dumb this movie down for the sake of an “R” rating, it’s going to TANK.