Lucy Kate Hale: the CW's Star
By Andrew C. Stone
FIRST OFF, I can’t believe I’m writing about a young woman born in 1989 (on June 14, to be exact—go Gemini!). Feeling a little old here, people.
That out of the way, let me introduce you to Lucy Kate Hale, the multitalented star of the CW’s hit com-dram Privileged. A pint-size Memphis gal with a formidable singing voice, Hale made a big splash on the “make the band” competition show American Juniors, finishing in the top five and joining the band of the same name upon the show’s conclusion. The group broke up, but Hale had already managed to catch the attention of big-time casting agents. Before long she was guest-starring on The OC, How I Met Your Mother, Drake & Josh, and American Family; she eventually found herself playing sister to Jaime Sommers in the ambitious yet short-lived Bionic Woman remake.
Now she’s Rose, the sweet-yet-spoiled twin on Privileged, a compulsively watchable chick-lit novel come to life—literally. The show, based on author Zoey Dean’s How to Teach Filthy Rich Girls, finds Hale playing a Palm Beach princess, sister to the deliciously dastardly Sage (Ashley Newbrough) and granddaughter to a cosmetics powerhouse (Anne Archer). The girls are none too pleased when their new tutor, Megan Smith (Joanna Garcia from Reba), comes on board armed with a Yale degree, the skill set of a tabloid journalist, and no teaching experience whatsoever. As Megan acclimates, Rose and Sage experience the roller coaster ride that comes with being beautiful, rich, rebellious teenage girls. Now that’s some good TV.
In the meantime, get a gander at the heavenly Miss Hale—but don’t get any funny ideas. Rumor has it she’s romantically linked to actor (How I Met Your Mother, Wizards of Waverly Place) David Henrie (also born in 1989… ack!).
Photograph by Jeff Vespa; Styling by Sherri Hoke for the Wall Group; Hair by Mara Roszak for Magnetla.com; Makeup by Mary Phillips for Magnetla.com; Dress by Charlotte Ronson; Sweater by Max Azria; Necklace by H. Stern
LAC celebrates the women of its May/June 2013 issue at Palihouse in West Hollywood.