The sun is rising on the exciting career of Hollywood’s brightest young actress, Lucy Hale. And with two major projects under her belt for February alone—Fantasy Island and Katy Keene—Lucy is a force to be reckoned with. We catch up with the gorgeous talent in Los Angeles.
Since her memorable role as Aria Montgomery in Pretty Little Liars, talented actress and singer LUCY HALE‘s singular elegance and individuality drew the hearts of a loyal fanbase of millions. She talks to us about her personal journey to stardom, her next adventure on two upcoming projects—the supernatural horror film Fantasy Island, and TV Series Katy Keene—and the importance of Women Empowerment
Tell us about Katy Keene. What can we expect from this exciting TV show?
“Katy Keene is a show about dreamers and pushing yourself to fulfill your passions. It’s about friendship, love, heartbreak, and being a young 20-something in New York City. I hope it leaves people very inspired.”
What went through your mind when you were told you got the role?
“I knew immediately when reading the first script that it would be a fun next move for me. I loved Katy’s drive for life and I saw a lot of myself in her. It reminded me of my story and moving to LA at 15. This job has been a dream role and I’m grateful for the opportunity with truly amazing people.”
What advice would you give about success and overcoming obstacles to young women who want to make it in Hollywood?
“Hollywood can chew you up and spit you out if you let it. My advice would be to surround yourself with loving, supportive people. I think it’s important to realize your worth and know that you are worthy even if rejection kicks you to the ground. There have been so many times I’ve been crying on the floor over a lost job, but ultimately there is room for everyone. I truly believe we are here for different reasons and there is space for all of our dreams. No matter what you do for a living, life can be tricky, so live an authentic life that feels right to you. Drown out the news and also social media.”
Being in the entertainment industry can be mentally and physically exhausting, how do you stay positive in a cut-throat environment?
“At this point, I’m used to the lifestyle. I’ve been going at it since I was 15, so it’s second nature now. It’s important that I check in with myself and that I find quiet moments and moments of self-care. Self-care looks different for everyone, but it’s truly what keeps me sane. I try to find things outside of my job that I enjoy. It’s important to have creative outlets and hobbies. I’m constantly searching for new things to try!”
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