When following one’s dreams, having a back up plan is probably a good option. On the flip side, fortune, as they say, favors the bold, and take a listen below to hear why Lucy Hale never had a Plan B.
After working on the short-lived series Bionic Woman and Privileged, Lucy Hale struck creative gold with the well written, long running TV series Pretty Little Liars. Complacency thankfully doesn’t become Hale, and after PLL finished she went right back to work with the freshman series Life Sentence and the horror-thriller Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare.
Along with PLL, Hale released an album (Road Between) in 2014 and starred in 2011’s Scream 4. Truth or Dare, a feature from Blumhouse Productions, is probably a signal of more movies to come for the actress.
Even with such an extensive body of work, having a specific road map regarding her career wasn’t in the cards.
“I really haven’t had it mapped out at all,” said Hale. “I like to take risks. It’s like a ladder. I’ve worked really hard so I’ve met more people and more doors have opened. It’s exciting. That’s why I love my job because you literally never know what you’re going to be doing the next day. And that’s exciting for me. So I’m curious to see where it goes from here.”
Being a risk taker probably also means not having a Plan B, and there’s definite merit (and bravery) to simply going for it:
I knew growing up that I loved to perform. I love storytelling. I love music and that was my hobby growing up. I wasn’t really good at anything else. I didn’t play any sports. I wasn’t really social. This was just my thing and luckily I had really supportive parents who believed in me. I moved out to LA with my mom. I didn’t go to college. I never had a Plan B and that was, I guess, in my head (I thought) this was going to work out. I just manifested that and (said to myself) this was going to just work out because it has to. I think without that kind of mentality who knows where I would be.”
During Hale’s conversation, she also prefaced her comments by referencing the John Lennon quote “life is what happens to while you’re busy making other plans” (from the song “Beautiful Boy”):
Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare, co-starring Tyler Posey, opens nationwide April 13. Life Sentence returns April 27 on The CW and the first five episodes of the series can be streamed via The CW app.