Lucy Hale Dishes on Her "Awkward" 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Audition

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Who knew Lucy Hale auditioned for Fifty Shades of Grey?!

The Pretty Little Liars star opened up about her audition for the leading role of Anastasia Steele in the steamy novel-turned-flick, telling MTV News it was "awkward."

"It was unlike any audition I have ever done before in my life," Lucy said. "It was like a two-page monologue of dialogue of exactly what you would think it would be. Very uncomfortable, but it was one of those things where you sort of had to go for it or you sort of looked lame."

Lucy said the audition was "racy" and definitely would "not want [her] grandmother to watch" her audition tape, but tried out for the role because she wanted to do something risky and different than her character, Aria, on PLL.

"It took me out of my comfort zone," she continued. The role ended up going to Dakota Johnson, who caught a ton of flack from die hard fans of the book when news was first released she landed the part. Some even started an online protest because she didn't look enough like the character they envisioned. That chatter settled down once photos of her on set were released with a completely different look.

Kristen Stewart, Nina Dobrev and Lily Collins were among other actresses rumored to have tried out for the role as well.

Fifty Shades of Grey is set to hit theaters February 13, 2015.

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