Lucy Hale opened up about her "very uncomfortable" audition for the film version of EL James' best-selling erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
In an interview with MTV News, the 25-year-old Pretty Little Liars star said she was interested in the role of Anastasia Steele, as it was a challenging one.
"It actually was just me [in the audition]. It was a two-page monologue of exactly what you would think it would be," Hale said. "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."
Hale revealed the audition was "unlike any audition" she ever did in her life.
"Let's just say I don't want my grandmother watching this audition tape," she joked.
"I think any girl in my demographic would have loved to be a part of it," Hale continued. "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."
A number of glamorous actresses including Mila Kunis, Kristen Stewart, Kate Beckinsale, Anna Kendrick, Ashley Greene and Alexis Bledel had been linked with the highly anticipated Anastasia Steele role.
Finally, American model/actress Dakota Johnson was chosen for the role.
The 24-year-old daughter of actors Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson, will be seen opposite Irish actor/model Jamie Dornan in the movie, which releases in February 2015.