July 30th, 2021
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Lucy, 32, opened up about her “severe” eating disorder struggles during a sneak peek for her guest appearance on The Demi Lovato show.

The actress revealed how she dealt with anorexia and “exercise bulimia” throughout her teen years and into her 20’s.

“I want to bring up something that I actually had no idea you had dealt with,” Demi began.

“You had struggled with an eating disorder.”

“Probably from like 15 to midway through Pretty Little Liars I had severe anorexia,” Lucy admitted.

“And exercise bulimia. I would just work out for hours. It wasn’t really about how I physically looked, it was because I had moved across the country.

“I just felt so completely out of control. The easiest thing you can control is the food that goes into your mouth or how much you work out,” she explained.

“I had an eating disorder and I didn’t even know what anorexia was. So it kinda got really bad in my late teens before anyone knew what was happening.

The Fantasy Island star continued: “Because I’m a petite person anyway I just looked sick. I look back at pictures and I’m like ‘oh my god, I just look so sick.’

“My mom was like we’re moving home if you don’t get help.”

Lucy confessed that she still sometimes has “bad days” but she has learned how to “compartmentalize” the negative thoughts.

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July 12th, 2021
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Vertical Entertainment has signed a deal with Mister Smith Entertainment for North American distribution rights to romantic comedy “The Hating Game,” which stars “Pretty Little Liars” actor Lucy Hale and Austin Stowell, who also appeared with her in “Fantasy Island.” Vertical is planning to give it a theatrical release later this year.

“The Hating Game,” which is based on the hit novel by Sally Thorne, tells the story of kind-hearted Lucy Hutton (Hale) and her cold, efficient nemesis Joshua Templeton (Stowell). Resolving to achieve professional success without compromising her ethics, Lucy embarks on a ruthless game of one-upmanship against Josh, a rivalry that is impossibly complicated by her growing attraction to him.

Peter Hutchings (“Then Came You”) directed Christina Mengert’s adaptation of the book.

“The Hating Game” novel was a 2018 USA Today Bestseller and was published in more than 20 countries. It is often identified as one of the key originators of the recent rom-com boom. It ranks seventh in Oprah Magazine’s 20 Best Romance Novels of All-Time.

Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Brian Keady of BCDF Pictures produced along with Convergent Media’s Santosh Govindaraja and Dan Reardon, which is also financing. David Garrett’s Mister Smith Entertainment is handling worldwide sales and also co-financing the film.

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July 7th, 2021
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Lucy Hale, who recently celebrated Pretty Little Liars‘ 11th anniversary, wishes nothing but the best for the show’s upcoming reboot.

Speaking with ABC Audio, the actress weighed in on Pretty Little Liars: Original Sin — a reboot that comes not even four years after PLL aired its final episode on Freeform.

“I personally don’t have a problem with it. This is the honest truth,” said Hale, who starred as Aria Montgomery in the original series. “I’m very curious to see what it is even going to be [about]… I don’t know if it’s the same characters or the same storyline or what’s even happening!”

“I love Pretty Little Liars, so I think I’ll like the reboot,” Hale continued.  “I wish them well. I truly do. I hope it’s a major success.”

Hale, 32, noted that reboots allow new actors to get their start in Hollywood and, as a reminder to PLL fans, referenced her own big break.

“I’ve been a part of reboots, I did the Bionic Woman reboot,” she explained, referring to the 2007 re-do of the series that originally ran between 1976 and 1978.  Hale played Becca Somers, the teenage sister of the titular character.

“I know some friends that have been a part of reboots and got trashed for even being a part of it, but I think as an artist, you always have to be supportive of other people,” Lucy continued.

Hale, who recently partnered with the sustainable dog food brand KARMA, said the reboot will allow more people falling in love with Pretty Little Liars.

“I think a lot of people will be discovering it for the first time, too, like they won’t even know the original people, which is really funny,” she smiled. “I only have well wishes for everyone involved.”

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July 1st, 2021
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Lucy Hale is heading back to her crime and murder days with the new limited AMC series, Ragdoll and with consideration to her being a true crime fan, the opportunity is a thrilling one for her. The actress played a rather intriguing role of Aria Montgomery in the popular series Pretty Little Liars, but now she’s stepping into the new and “dark” series as DC Lake Edmunds. During an exclusive interview with PopCulture.com, Hale revealed that while she can’t discuss too many details just yet, the role is incredibly unique.

“It’s based off of a book series and it’s really different. It’s a different type of project for me, just tonally,” the 32-year-old shared after revealing she has been across the pond in the U.K. filming the anticipated limited British-produced series. “The whole thing is just so exciting because I’m the girl that loves true crime. I listen to every podcast; I watch every documentary. I don’t know what it is about so many women and girls my age, we just are obsessed.” Hale goes on to state how she believes it’s the “psychology behind it all” and discovering what “makes people tick” as to why so many people are just as interested in true crime as she is. “So this show is a lot of that […] it’s dark; it’s really dark.”

According to IMDb and a report from Variety, Ragdoll is the story of how “detectives look to untangle the case of the Ragdoll Killer, who has killed six people and sewn their bodies into the shape of one grotesque body nicknamed the Ragdoll.” Hale added, “We all have this curiosity about death and the afterlife and I think it’s all of it. Like, the unknown, we want to know more about the unknown and the unfathomable, so it just blows my mind that there are people that do things like this.”

While the book series, written by author Daniel Cole, may be fictional, Hale did explain that the new show pulls from real-life experiences as well. “It really is the psychology behind it all. And in our show, we really draw from some things that have actually happened. So that’s a whole other added element that just makes it very real. And it’s crazy. It’s very fun though,” Hale detailed.

Though she is delving into the darkness with her latest project, Hale is simultaneously shining a light on helping the planet when it comes to pet owners. The actress recently partnered with KARMA to launch a sustainable, plant-based dog food that will help the carbon footprint, something Hale feels very passionate about. “I’ve just been trying to be a little more sustainable […] more recycling, less single-use plastic, driving less, giving away unused items.” She admitted, before her partnership with the dog food brand, she didn’t know there was a plant-based dog food out there, but is happy to hop on board.

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May 29th, 2021
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“Ragdoll,” the new AMCAlibi thriller starring Lucy Hale (“Pretty Little Liars”), has started production in London, Variety has learned.

Hale plays DC Lake Edmunds, a new recruit at the London Metropolitan Police, who is tasked with investigating a murderer known as the “Ragdoll Killer”. She is joined by Henry Lloyd-Hughes (“The Irregulars”) as DS Nathan Rose and Thalissa Teixeira (“Anne Boleyn”) as DI Emily Baxter.

As the case develops, the trio come under increasing public scrutiny, especially when the killer — whose modus operandi involves murdering and dismembering his victims before sewing them back together in the shape of one grotesque body — begins taunting Edmunds and her colleagues by sending them a list of his intended victims, which includes Rose.

Shooting started at the end of April and has continued through May in central London.

Based on Daniel Cole’s eponymous novel, the six-part show is scheduled to premiere later this year on cabler AMC in the U.S. and on BBC Studios-backed pay-TV channel Alibi in the U.K.

Freddy Syborn serves as lead writer and executive producer while Toby MacDonald and Niall MacCormick direct. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris of Sid Gentle Films, the producers behind BBC America series “Killing Eve”, are also executive producing the series, together with Philippa Collie Cousins on behalf of Alibi and Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones, who commissioned “Ragdoll” for AMC. Lizzie Rusbridger is producing.

Cousins commissioned the show for Alibi, alongside Pete Thornton, head of scripted. The show was ordered by Alibi channel director Emma Ayech.

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March 12th, 2021
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Lucy Hale has signed on for a starring role in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned exclusively.

In the six-episode show, which was ordered to series back in February, six people have been murdered, dismembered, and sewn into the shape of one grotesque body — nicknamed the “Ragdoll.” Assigned to the shocking case are DS Nathan Rose, recently reinstated to the London Met; his best friend and boss, DI Emily Baxter; and the unit’s new recruit, DC Lake Edmunds (Hale). The “Ragdoll Killer” taunts the police by sending them a list of his next victims, with Rose’s name among them. And with those victims to protect, our heroes soon come under intense public scrutiny.

It is based on the novel of the same name by Daniel Cole. Filming is set to commence this spring for a premiere later this year.

Hale is best known for her starring role in the hit series “Pretty Little Liars,” which ran for seven seasons and 160 episodes. She has also starred in the shows “Life Sentence,” “Katy Keene,” and “Privileged,” among others.  On the feature side, she recently completed filming “Borrego,” on which she is also an executive producer, and has starred in films such as “A Nice Girl Like You,” “Truth or Dare,” “Son of the South,” and “The Unicorn.” She will also be seen in the upcoming romcom “The Hating Game,” based on the book by Sally Thorne.

She is repped by ICM and Reel Talent.

“Ragdoll” will air on AMC in the U.S. and Alibi in the U.K. Freddy Syborn will serve as the lead writer and executive producer. Sally Woodward Gentle and Lee Morris for Sid Gentle Films Ltd, one of BBC Studios invested indie production companies, will also executive produce. Sid Gentle Films also produces the hit BBC America series “Killing Eve.”

Dan McDermott and Kristin Jones will take the lead for AMC and Philippa Collie Cousins, commissioning editor of drama for UKTV, will be executive producer for Alibi. Lizzie Rusbridger will produce. The show was commissioned for AMC by McDermott and Jones and for Alibi by Cousins, with head of scripted Pete Thornton. It was ordered by Emma Ayech, channel director for Alibi. At UKTV, Richard Watsham is the director of commissioning and Adrian Wills is genre general manager for drama and lifestyle.

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January 21st, 2021
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Organization fans know that there are endless ways to arrange a bathroom vanity. You can store things in bins, place them on lazy Susans, line them up in rainbow order — the list goes on and on. The problem is, if you’re working with hundreds of items, even the tidiest of systems might make it difficult to find the products you need at the end of a night. Fortunately for beauty fanatics, Lucy Hale just posted a genius solution to those dealing with that conundrum. Her skin care organization idea? It involves a label maker — but probably not the way you’d expect.

While you’re likely used to seeing The Home Edit team slap labels on cute baskets and clear boxes, Hale’s storage hack is a bit different. Instead of going the traditional route, the actor used a portable label maker to make stickers for the products themselves, thereby taking any guesswork out of your daily routines.

In an Instagram story on Jan. 18, the 31-year-old shared her idea, showing off a picture of a Biologique Recherche serum with her homemade labels. The bottle featured two stickers — one that said “final step” and another that read “am or pm.” “We’ve reached this step of adulthood *labeling*” Hale joked in the post.

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A friend who once met Lucy Hale had two things to say about her. One: she’s really nice. Two: she’s super, super fit. Apparently, girlfriend is toned as hell.

“Oh that’s really nice to hear,” Hale says, genuinely chuffed, when I tell her this down the phone to Los Angeles, where she’s relaxing at home.

It’s clear that exercise matters to Hale, the recent star of horror movie Truth or Dare (out on DVD on August 15). So much so that she works out every single day.

“I’m one of the weirdos in the world that genuinely likes working out, not from a physical perspective, more from a mental aspect,” the 29-year-old explains.

“It’s a daily part of what I do. I work with a trainer and that will be an hour-long session, or I’ll do 45-minute spin classes or Pilates classes. It’s not a crazy amount, just a little bit every day.”

Somewhat unexpectedly, the 157-centimetre fitness fiend says the workout she finds most challenging is yoga.

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Lucy Hale is starring in a new survival-thriller called “Borrego,” which started production earlier this month. In the film, Hale plays the role of a young botanist named Elly, fighting for her survival.

The description reads, “The film will begin with Elly relocating to a small desert town to study an invasive plant species. While out on research, she comes to the aid of a downed ultralight plane only to find herself taken captive by an inexperienced drug mule, played by Leynar Gómez.”

Hale frequently stars in suspenseful-horror films, and her most recent was “Fantasy Island,” a twisted retelling based on the original television series. Hale also starred in the 2018 film “Truth or Dare” as Olivia Barron, and as Sherrie in “Scream 4.”

“Borrego” will hope to tackle several topics while keeping viewers at the edge of their seats. The story involves drug trafficking and its human victims, as well as human trafficking and violence against women. It’s a lot for one thriller to tackle, but could help more viewers relate to Hale’s character and add to the suspense.

The studio added, “Gómez’ character forces Elly, out of desperation, to lead a trek across the sweltering desert to his drop. The local sheriff, played by Nicholas Gonzalez, is drawn into the hunt as his rebellious daughter, Alex (Olivia Trujillo), sets out to find the missing botanist, all while being pursued by the local drug receiver, played by Jorge A. Jiménez.”

The movie is based on Jesse Harris’ critically acclaimed short film, “Wind in the Night.” That film focuses on a man protecting his family as he struggles with moral complications after the Mexican cartel orders him to become a drug receiver in America. Fans of the genre are encouraged to watch that short-film ahead of “Borrego,” to get a sense of the upcoming film’s style and direction.

Brothers Damiano and Tiziano Tucci of Tucci & Company are producing “Boreggo,” and hope to release the film in 2021. Lucy Hale, known best for her role in Freeform’s “Pretty Little Liars” series, will be working alongside Tucci & Co. as an executive producer to bring Harris’ script to the big-screen. “Borrego” will be Tucci & Company’s second project filmed during the current health crisis.

The studio stopped short of announcing a release date at this time, and we don’t have a first-look trailer at the film yet, but Hale fans will want to keep this film on their radar. Hale is also set to star in Brian Petsos’ comedy-drama “Big Gold Brick” with Megan Fox and Oscar Isaac, as well as Peter Hutchings’ rom-com “The Hating Game” with Gina Torres and Yasha Jackson.

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Lucy Hale is a dog person. The actress and singer is often photographed walking her 4-year-old Maltipoo, Elvis, around town and on set. Her Instagram bio consists of only two words: Elvis’ mama. “I know it sounds ridiculous, but he’s my soulmate,” Hale tells Woman’s Day. “He’s my best friend; I truly don’t know what I would do without him.” And it’s the love Hale has for her fur-baby that propelled her to partner with Purina and get involved with the Purple Leash Project, an campaign that works to make domestic abuse shelters pet-friendly and more welcoming to pet owners in need of refuge.

Domestic abuse and intimate partner violence are major issues in the United States. On average, around 20 people are physically abused by an intimate partner per minute in the U.S., according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner. And on any given day, more than 20,000 phone calls are made to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. “I feel like a lot of people don’t realize these statistics,” Hale says. “We probably know many people in our lives that go through this.”

One factor in whether or not a victim of domestic abuse will leave the relationship is if they’re allowed to bring their pet with them. Only 10 percent of domestic abuse shelters across the nation accept pets, according to the Purple Leash Project, and 48 percent of people will stay in an abusive situation or household because of their pets. “That struck a chord with me because I’m obsessed with my dog, and I know that I couldn’t ever be separated from him,” Hale says.

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Good-girl roles have been a staple throughout Lucy Hale’s career, from Aria Montgomery on Pretty Little Liars to the titular character on the CW’s Katy Keene. In reality, though, the 31-year-old actress isn’t like the doe-eyed young women she often plays onscreen (although her eyes are startlingly large, even when seen via pixelated box on a Zoom call). As a self-proclaimed “open book”, Hale is more outspoken than her characters, happy to talk about taboo topics like white privilege, sex, and birth control. The star is clearly confident about making decisions that impact her future, and as she tells HelloGiggles, she wants to help other women feel empowered to do the same—especially when it comes to contraception.

“A lot of women go through their lives wanting to make choices about birth control, but they just don’t know where to begin,” Hale, who recently partnered with pharmaceutical company Bayer, says over a Zoom call in August. “I gladly take on the role of getting this conversation started for them. Maybe seeing one of my Instagram posts or hearing me talk about this will encourage them to make really amazing, positive decisions for themselves.”

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August 1st, 2020
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Lucy Hale is always on the go.

After beginning her day with a cup of coffee and a journaling session, “[my dog], Elvis, and I usually go for a hike,” the actress, 31, says exclusively in the new issue of Us Weekly. “Being outside and in nature is one of my favorite things about living in Los Angeles.”

But hitting the trails isn’t the only active thing she does in a day. The Pretty Little Liars alum also hits her Peloton treadmill, which “I love,” she admits. “It came in handy during quarantine.”

According to the A Nice Girl Like You star, staying in shape is something that’s always been important to her.

“I’m one of the weirdos in the world that genuinely likes working out, not from a physical perspective, more from a mental aspect,” the songstress told Harper’s Bazaar Australia in 2018. “It’s a daily part of what I do.”

A large chunk of Hale’s day is dedicated to working too. That means doing press interviews via Zoom, which she says isn’t so bad. “Press from home means you only need to dress up from the waist up,” Hale jokes.

And things are only getting busier for the Tennessee native. Just weeks after her latest show, Katy Keene, was canceled after one season, it was announced that she’ll be starring in and serving as an executive producer for Jesse Harris’ survival thriller, Borrego.

“I knew from the second I read Borrego that I needed to be a part of [Harris’] tale of survival,” Hale shared to Instagram upon the news reveal, before adding that she was “so excited” to start filming.

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