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Lucy Hale Interview: A Cinderella Story, Once Upon A Song

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Lucy Hale Cinderella

A thematic sequel to the earlier versions (one starring Hilary Duff, another Selena Gomez), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song follows Katie Gibbs (Lucy Hale) as she’s forced to follow orders from her stepmother and stepsister—and that means using her vocal talents to record songs that will have her sister’s name attached to them. Katie doesn’t want to be put back in foster care, but she’s living like a slave. Will she be able to find her own voice and freedom?

Also starring Missi Pyle (Dodgeball), Megan Park (The Secret Life) and Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince).

Faze caught up with the star of the film, Pretty Little Liar‘s Lucy Hale, to chat about passion, attitude and Prince Charming.

Lucy Hale Cinderella

Tell us a little bit about your Cinderella, Katie, in this new film? What is your favourite thing about her personality?

Lucy Hale: Katie is the underdog of the movie; she’s an outcast and she does her own thing. But she’s really passionate about one thing in her life and that is her music. When she sings, it comes from her heart, and that’s my favourite part.

How is this film different from the other two Cinderella stories that we’ve seen in the franchise?

Lucy Hale: They are similar in the sense that it’s the rags to riches sort of story, but Katie’s a little bit sassier, a little bit edgier. She’s more strong-minded than the other two.

Katie’s stepsister tries to steal her spotlight in the movie. What would you do if someone tried that in real life?

Lucy Hale: I would completely confront them immediately. I am a very nice person, but I always stick up for myself. That’s one of the traits that I like about myself is that I don’t put up with someone talking about me or spreading false things about me. I would have handled the situation much different from Katie in the movie.

How would you describe your Prince Charming in real life?

Lucy Hale: Oh, Prince Charming. If he exists. Hmm… Funny, smart, really kind. Somebody easy-going. Somebody who can keep me on my toes, ’cause I’m sort of all over the place. Somebody who can handle me, because I’m a handful. [laughs] To me, I think the greatest thing about someone is talent and loving what they do–being driven… Yeah, he’s out there, somewhere.

Lucy Hale Cinderella

For more from our interview with Lucy, check out our Fall issue–coming soon!

A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song is now available on DVD. Check it out!


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