The casting process for Fifty Shades of Grey was a long a winding road that threw many names at us along the way, but did you know that Lucy Hale could have been Anastasia Steele?
The [Pretty Little Liars ](series:201848) actress opened up to Cosmopolitan Magazine about the "uncomfortable" and "incredibly sexual" [Fifty Shades of Grey](movie:391697) audition that almost put her on the big screen as Anastasia.
The 25-year-old actress admitted that interviewing for the erotic thriller was a bit more than she bargained for. Hale told interviewers that;
That audition was so uncomfortable! It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual. There were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself.
Although she wasn't an immediate fan favorite, maybe it's better that Dakota Johnson was chosen for the saucy role.
The relatively unknown 24-year-old actress admitted in an interview last year that;
I don't have any problem doing anything... The secret is I have no shame
Which makes Johnson seem like much better gal to roll with the blushes and beatings that Christian Grey is going to dish up in his red room!