"It made me feel uncomfortable -- like really uncomfortable -- so I knew I had to do it just to break me out of my shell."
Lucy Hale had to dig deep to get into character for her latest film role, which included going to a "sex convention."
During a virtual interview with "The Daily Pop," the actress, 31, dished on "A Nice Girl Like You," where she plays a shy violinist embarking on a journey of sexual self-discovery.
"I read the whole script and I was so embarrassed and blushing the whole time," the "Pretty Little Liars" star revealed, adding with a smile, "The whole time I was reading it -- I was just laughing my butt off."
"It made me feel uncomfortable -- like really uncomfortable -- so I knew I had to do it just to break me out of my shell," she explained.
The research for the role, Lucy divulged, took her and her cast mates to an "actual sex convention."
"It was wild," Lucy exclaimed, noting, "Stuff I've never seen before."
When asked if anything on her character's sex to-do list inspired her to try something new once quarantine was over, Lucy coyly answered, "There are a few. I can't say which."
"But yeah -- there are some things in the movie that I had never heard of or done. So it did broaden my horizons."