At 20 years old, Lucy Hale has already found success from her previous television series, Privileged, her role in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2, and is now a lead on ABC Family’s highly anticipated show Pretty Little Liars, from the producers of Gossip Girl and The Vampire Diaries. In this interview, Lucy talks to me about beauty, fitness, and of course, Pretty Little Liars!
What beauty products do you use on a daily basis?
Lucy: I use Frederic Fakkai shampoo, I just like the way it smell and the way it makes my hair look. If I’m not working, I usually just let it air dry. I don’t really use a lot of hair products. If I do, I use John Frieda Curl Enhancing Spray. Face wise, I have super sensitive skin, so I’ve tried like everything, and a lot of stuff just makes my skin breakout. But I’ve found that Neutrogena works great with my skin. I use their face wash and lotion. Makeup wise, I’m all over the place. I like everything. I’m a sucker for buying everything just because it has a pretty package. (laughs) I really like Dior eyeshadows, Mac, Hard Candy, Stila, everything.
Being on TV, you work with a lot of makeup artists. Have you picked up anything from them that you use?
Lucy: Yeah. I definitely look at what they’re doing. One thing I’ve definitely learned is how to apply concealer the right way and make it look natural. Also, I learned how to put on fake individual eyelashes. I couldn’t do it before the makeup artists on Pretty Little Liars taught me. There’s a trick to doing it, in order to get them aligned right without poking your eye out. (laughs)
What is your fitness regimen?
Lucy: When you’re filming it’s kind of crazy since you don’t know the hours, but I’ve recently started working with a trainer that I really love. I work with her a few times a week. I also love Pilates and running. I try to work out as often as I can, depending on my schedule. I got a maltipoo dog for Christmas, so I’m always at the Canyon’s hiking.
Who is your personal beauty icon?
Lucy: I love Kate Winslet. I think she’s just so classy. I feel like she’s gotten more and more beautiful as she’s gotten older, which hopefully that will happen for me. (laughs) I just think she always looks so put together and natural.
What drew you to your character on Pretty Little Liars?
Lucy: When I got involved with the show, I wasn’t sure which character I was going to play yet because I went out for Aria and Hanna. I ended up being more drawn to Aria because she’s sort of the different one of the group. She’s just does her own thing and has different interests. She’s an old soul, and knows what she wants. She’s very mature for her age, and I like to say that she makes good decisions aside from some of the stuff that happens in the pilot and in the show. She just seems put together and she’s very fun play.
Do you have similarities with Aria, that make it easier to connect with her as a character?
Lucy: A lot of stuff in the show, I can’t draw from anything in my personal life because It deals with some pretty heavy stuff. Just growing up and even now, I feel like I have different interests than a lot of people. I like to think that I do my own thing and make good decisions. I’ve been told since I can remember that I’m mature for my age, so I guess that’s how I relate.
On another note, you’re into singing as well, right?
Can we look forward to anything with that? Are you going to dive deeper?
Lucy: Yeah. Singings just always sort of been on the back burning since my acting started picking up, but I definitely love music and I would love to explore that and maybe make an album one day. Definitely would love to do a musical where I could do acting and singing. Maybe in the future there will be some singing involved with the show, I’m not sure right now, but hopefully.
Do you have any other projects in the works?
Lucy: Right now it’s pretty much Pretty Little Liars 24/7. (laughs) Maybe when we have a break, I’d love to do films.
Any dream roles?
Lucy: I wanna do everything. An example of a career that I really, really love is Reese Witherspoon. I feel like she has done it all. She started out really young and she does romantic comedies, and then she can do dramas. I’d like to do a little bit of everything.
Would you like to send a personal message to your fans and fans anticipating the shows premiere?
Lucy: I just want to say thank you to everyone who has followed me from a couple years back and being so supportive. I really hope the fans of the books really enjoy the show because we’re working very hard and we’re sticking close to what made the books popular. It’s a really fun show, and it premieres June 8th at 8 on ABC Family!
You can get in touch with Lucy on her personal twitter, and don’t forget to tune in for the premiere of Pretty Little Liars on ABC Family June 8th at 8PM! Trailer is below!