After showing off a different, sexier side in a shoot with photographer James Lee Wall, Lucy Hale said she's excited about what's to come when she leaves Pretty Little Liars for good. And that time is coming much sooner than we thought.
"I'll be done next October with [Pretty Little Liars] forever, which is exciting, but also scary at the same time because it's the next chapter of my life," she told V Magazine, which debuted the pics from the shoot. "So, I'm really looking forward to exploring different and darker roles."
Lucy already has a movie in the works now that the ABC Family show is on hiatus, but she's keeping mum on the details for now. "There hasn't been a press release, so I can't say the title or anything, but I am doing, like, a really cool indie film in October. That's sort of the direction I want to head in. It's a little raunchy, so it'll be exciting."
"It'll still be...you know, the fans of the show have sort of grown up with me, so it's a movie they can watch, but we'll push the envelope a little bit on it," she continued. "It's a movie that's got a lot of heart, and morals, but the language! I get to drop the f-bomb every other line, which will be fun. This will be my first lead in a movie, which will be very exciting for me."
Lucy isn't just spicing things up on the big screen, though. She stripped down for her shoot with James, laying on a striped mattress in lingerie. "I was really excited to do something a lot more grown up and show a different side of me," she told the mag about the shoot. "We came up with this idea to do something really raw and a lot more grown up and edgier than I was used to doing."
"It was something for fun, and something just to experiment a little bit," she continued. "When we saw the photos we were like, "well sh*t," we need to do something with these!" And we're glad she did, considering she slayed that photo shoot (in a totally tasteful way).
As for her upcoming indie movie, we'll be keeping our eyes open for details.