Daddy's little girl is all grown up!
Lucy Hale looks sexier than ever wearing a cleavage-baring LBD on Cosmopolitan's September 2014 cover, which distinguishes the actress from the teen character she plays on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars. While the text vows to reveal how Hale "is breaking the cycle of insecurity," the phrase "Best. Sex. Ever. #HellYeah!" appears in a much larger font. Needless to say, her father wasn't a fan of the copy.
In fact, Hale Instagrammed a screenshot of a text message conversation they had. "Saw your pic on Cosmo, you look wonderful," he told the actress. "Not to crazy about the articles beside your photo. Love u." Hale replied, "hahaha thanks daddy. I love you." The "You Sound So Good to Me" singer also Instagrammed a picture of herself holding the issue in one hand, writing, " Sorry for the captions dad."
The 25-year-old actress isn't afraid to take risks—even if they make her squeamish.
For example, when she tried out for Fifty Shades of Grey, Hale was slightly mortified. "That audition was so uncomfortable! It's exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual," the TV star recalls. "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."
According to Hale, disappearing into character is easier said than done. What's worse, she says, is that it can confuse viewers. "[Pretty Little Liars] is about how we look, too. That's terrifying sometimes because you're breaking out or you feel gross and you still have to be in front of the camera," the actress says. "We'll post pictures on Instagram and people will be like, 'Y'all are so flawless.' Little do they know it's fake hair, fake eyelashes and a good filter. Little girls see that and think they have to be like that."
It's that kind of superficiality that made it difficult for Hale to jumpstart her country music career. She released her debut album in June and hopes to tour. "So many people didn't want to touch the project with a 10-foot pole. Literally, I had people laughing and saying, 'You're making an album? Good luck," she recalls. "But if you sit down and talk music with me for 10 minutes, you know that's my passion."