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Lucy Hale On How ‘Pretty Little Liars’ Show Affected Her Body Image

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Lucy Hale who plays Aria in the hit TV show Pretty Little Liars has admitted that starring in the show affected her body image.

She revealed to Cosmopolitan that it was hard as all the fans watching could see how her body changed throughout the years.

“You did feel like you had to uphold some sort of image [the whole time]”, Hale told the magazine.

The show premiered in 2010 and Aria was a sophomore in high school, at this point, Hale was entering her twenties.

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By the time the show came to an end, Hale was almost thirty.

“I gained a little bit of weight, and seeing how people reacted to that really messed with my head,” Hale explained.

 

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As the show became more popular and Hale became more famous, the stress of maintaining the perfect image started to show on her skin “I started getting all these stress-related, hormone-related breakouts”

Hale recalls the creative team using a “speciality light” for her when her skin was especially bad whilst filming.

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To take back control the actress cut off her long hair into a bob.

“It was the most liberating thing I’ve ever done,” she told Cosmopolitan.

“I look back and I think of all the minutes and hours I’ve wasted upset over how I looked or something that was out of my control,” says Lucy. “I wish I could get that time back, although it has led me to where I’m at now.”

Lucy now stars in the new TV series Katy Keene.

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