- “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale spoke with INSIDER about her love for the thriller genre and what kinds of roles she’d like to pursue.
- The 29-year-old, who is promoting her partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios’ Good Rewards program, said that she “had the best time” starring in horror film “Truth or Dare” and “there’s talks of doing a sequel, which would be really cool.”
- Hale added that she wants “to try new things and surprise myself, surprise other people, and really just stretch the limits a little bit.”
- When Hale previously spoke with INSIDER in April following the release of “Truth of Dare,” she said that it was “kind of too early to tell” if there would be a sequel, but “it’s definitely something that I’d want to be a part of.”
“We had the best time and there’s talks of doing a sequel, which would be really cool,” Hale, who’s promoting her partnership with Honey Nut Cheerios’ Good Rewards program, told INSIDER.
Hale is known for her role as Aria Montgomery on Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars,” which lasted for seven seasons. Since the show ended, she’s been selective about the kind of roles she chooses. “Truth or Dare” was the 29-year-old’s first post-“PLL” movie.
The horror focused on a group of friends who visited Mexico for spring break. While there, they played a seemingly harmless round of the party game. But it soon turned deadly and a real, decades-old curse followed the young people (including Hale’s character, Olivia Barron) when they returned home from the vacation. The film also ended on a note that could be picked up in a sequel.
Hale was drawn to the film because she’s a fan of horror and thriller genres.
“It was my first lead in a feature film, which was horrifying and scary, but also very empowering and exciting,” the actress said. “It was a challenging movie to film when you have a story like that. Making it believable is a challenge in itself, but it was so fun.”
According to Deadline, the Blumhouse (“Split,” “Get Out”) and Universal movie had a $US5 million budget and went on to earn and $US90 million worldwide.
When INSIDER previously spoke to Hale after the release of “Truth or Dare,” she mentioned that it was “kind of too early to tell” if the movie would get a sequel. She also said that “it’s definitely something that I’d want to be a part of” and “we definitely set it up nicely for another film.”
Universal didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.
For now, Hale is looking to explore other options.
“I’m in this cool time now where I can be super picky about the projects I want to do and my whole thing is, I just want to try new things and surprise myself, surprise other people, and really just stretch the limits a little bit,” she told us.
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