Lucy Hale is feeling really lucky these days. Unlike many other series, Hale’s CW show Katy Keene wrapped filming its first season in New York City before the coronavirus pandemic hit. (Doesn’t that feel like a lifetime ago?) “So many shows are on hold right now, and the state of them is unknown,” Hale says from her home in Los Angeles, where she’s quarantining with her dog, Elvis. So in these times of uncertainty, she’s happy that her fashion-forward, music-filled dramedy can provide some reprieve for viewers who are feeling fatigue with the constant stream of bad news. “I feel like more people are watching it now because they need an escape. It’s the polar opposite of what’s happening.”
So while Hale entertains us, what’s entertaining her? Well, let’s just say her skincare routine and Postmates habit are keeping her plenty occupied.
My fave dish to cook at home
I’m not much of a chef, but my favorite meal in general—and my favorite meal to cook—is bolognese. My friend has a secret family recipe, which includes one really bizarre ingredient that you’d never expect. I can’t share it—she’d kill me—but I made it last week and was pretty proud of myself. This is actually the only meal I’ve cooked since all of this started. You’d think I’d be cooking a lot, but I’m keeping Postmates in business.
The best book I’ve read recently
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I’m in the middle of it right now, and it’s absolutely beautiful.
My go-to app
Outside of Instagram, which we all love, there’s an app called The Pattern. It’s astrology-based but also focuses on the phases of the world. I’m big into spirituality and energy. The Pattern has daily updates for you and shows what’s going on in the world. The accuracy is insane—it’s almost creepy at times.
The fashion trend from the early 2000s that I miss the most
I was really into Limited Too. Remember those tiny little shirts that would stretch out? I was really into those, stretchy chokers, butterfly clips, and anything sparkly and bright.
The reality show I can’t stop watching
At the moment, it’s Love Is Blind, along with everyone else in the world. It’s just so ridiculous; I sit there in awe. I haven’t finished it yet—I’ve started ten shows these days. I need to finish them and quit starting new ones.
My fave feel-good song
The new Dua Lipa album is really amazing. Every song on it makes me happy. There’s a song on there called “Cool” that’s really good, but the whole album gives me good feelings.
The fragrance I always use
Molecule—it’s unisex and smells a little bit different on everyone because it mixes with your pheromones. It’s the one I always get compliments on, so I always go back to it. I’ve been wearing it for the last few years. It’s my go-to.
The hands-down best leggings
I have these black, cotton Lululemon leggings that are incredible. They feel like pajamas.
The last thing I bought
I’ve been going crazy on Amazon and just bought a skincare fridge! It’s a mini fridge that stays in the bathroom, and it’s where I keep my face masks. I’m losing my mind and am just buying things I don’t need.
The self-care products I’m using
I love a good sheet mask. Every morning, I wake up, make myself a cup of coffee, and I put on a sheet mask, even though I have nowhere to go and no one to see. It makes me feel normal. I love the 111SKIN masks. They are amazing. I found out about them from Amazon—it’s where I hear about everything. [Laughs]
The beauty tip I swear by
On Katy Keene, we would put jade rollers in the fridge, and every morning, we would detox our face with them. It feels like putting ice cubes on your face. We also kept eye patches in the fridge. You better believe mine are in my mini fridge now. I don’t know how I ever lived without it.
My fave item of clothing
My white high top Converse sneakers and my Memphis Tigers sweatshirt. I’m from Memphis, and I forget who the sweatshirt belonged to in my family, but it’s mine now.
The best color to wear
Black. Definitely black.
My all-time favorite sneakers
My movie snack of choice
Popcorn, but with ranch seasoning. I usually bring Hidden Valley ranch seasoning packets in my pockets. My friends think I’m crazy that I love ranch so much. It’s the Southern in me.
The jeans I love best
Right now, it’s the Levi’s Wedgies. I’m short, and they fit my body proportions well. They look good on everyone.
My favorite workout
The romantic comedy I always watch
There are so many, but probably How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days. I love the chemistry between Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey. It’s one that I keep going back to and I feel really nostalgic when I watch it.
Lucy Hale’s show, Katy Keene, airs on Thursdays at 8 P.M. ET on The CW.