Oh hay Lucy Hale
Ever since Pretty Little Liars ended last year (RIP), we’ve been waiting to see what Lucy Hale did next. Now, she’s hitting the big screen in the seriously twisted horror film Truth Or Dare, and we can’t. freaking. wait. She sits down with GF to spill all
Our fave Liar speaks her truth
We’ve seen the trailer for Truth Or Dare and we’re legit terrified! What can you tell us about the plot?
It’s about a group of friends who become stuck in this life or death situation during an insane game of truth or dare. We start off going to college together and we get caught up with the wrong guy who introduces this game to us, and when people refuse to play the game, they start dying. It’s really dark and messed up, but my character is the hero of the movie.
You’d be offered a lot of movie roles, what made you say yes to this one?
I read the script and it just seemed really fun. I knew there was a great cast attached and to me it felt like a no-brainer. I also loved the character – she literally has to put her life on the line for her friends. So it is about a game of truth or dare, but the underlying story is about friendship.
Tyler Posey is one of your co-stars, and you guys working together is like the PLL/Teen Wolf crossover of everyone’s dreams. Did that occur to you both? Yeah, it was funny because I’d never met Tyler before, but obviously PLL and Teen Wolf were both so big, and especially with them being on at the same time, we had a lot of fans who loved both. He’s super down-to-earth and just a really great guy. There were definitely some PLL/Teen Wolf jokes! In PLL, you played a victim – in this movie you become one of the villains. Was it fun to play the bad guy? Yeah, so in this game of truth or dare, people who play along get possessed by this demon. It was actually hysterical to shoot because when the demon possesses the characters, they get these big smiles on their faces. So we had to film those parts with our chins pushed down to our chests and smile as wide as we could. It was so unnatural and ridiculous. What was your reaction to seeing your face like that? It’s quite frightening. I already look like a cartoon character anyway, but it was just so creepy! It’s almost like they’ve applied a Snapchat filter to your face… That’s exactly what it’s like! Or photoshop gone wrong. What is the first scary movie you remember watching? My grandmother let me watch the original Exorcist movie and it was horrifying. I was way too young to be watching a movie like that. It’s still one of my faves – I’m such a big horror movie fan. In a game of truth or dare, what would you choose? Hmmm, probably truth. I’m such an honest and open person anyway. I’d like to think I’m spontaneous, but maybe I’m not as spontaneous as I think I am! Your red-carpet style is quite daring though! Are you hands-on when it comes to choosing your outfits? Definitely. My stylist Alyssa Sutter is my fashion guru. I like taking chances and trying new things, and if I have a vibe or idea for an event, I’ll give her my input, but I’m also very open-minded. There have been things she would bring to me that never in a million years would I choose and then I try it on and love it. How has your style evolved since you started out? I’ve become much more daring and creative about what I wear. But at the same time, my everyday look is way simpler than when I was younger. Back then I wanted to wear all the trends at once, but now I’ve simplified my closet. I’m in a vintage phase right now – I like to mix vintage pieces in.
Is there anything you’ve worn that you look back at and wonder what you were thinking?
Oh, many things! But one sticks out in my mind. It was a baby blue suit, which could be cool, but this one was tailored all wrong and the pants were way too long. I looked like a little girl in grown-up clothes. I forever look back at that and cringe.
You have said that it took a while for you to feel comfortable in your own skin. Can you tell us about that?
I really only started to feel comfortable and confident a couple of years ago. I think that it’s normal to feel unsure of yourself when you’re younger because you go through life experiences that shape you, and that’s how you learn who you are.
For me it was a bit of trial and error – you eventually discover what makes you happy in your life, and what is important and what isn’t.
We’ve seen a shift in Hollywood towards gender equality with the Time’s Up movement, what’s your reaction to this?
It’s such an exciting time for women.
I feel very fortunate to be in great company with people who I look up to, who are speaking up about things that really matter. And it’s not only happening in my industry, but in every industry. It also makes people feel less alone, because oftentimes we shut our mouths and pretend that things don’t matter, but it’s very powerful for women to have a voice. I mean, it’s about time.
You and the PLL girls got matching tattoos on your ‘shhh’ fingers to commemorate the series. Whose idea was it, and was it an instant yes from all of you?
So we agreed that we wanted to do something as a group, and it was Ashley’s idea. She and I both have a lot of tattoos, so we were both completely on board. Shay was the last one to agree, she’s scared of needles so she needed to get talked into it a little bit. It was such a fun experience, it’s really special because that was such an important part of all of our lives and it was a cool way to commemorate it.
Tell us about your adorbs dog, Elvis the Maltipoo!
He’s actually right under my feet right now! I really hit the dog lottery because he is just the funniest, sweetest, cuddliest little creature. This is the closest feeling to having my own child, because I’m so creepily obsessed with my dog – it’s out of control!
Nothing can tear the PLL gang apart – not even A!
BFFs Lucy and Elvis are seriously the cutest.