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Emma Watson In Talks for '50 Shades of Grey' Movie?

Emma Watson In Talks for '50 Shades of Grey' Movie?

Emma Watson is the latest actress whose name has been thrown around to play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of the best-selling book “Fifty Shades of Grey“.

The 22-year-old actress is in talks to play the coveted role, according to the New York Daily News.

Actors such as Ian Somerhalder, Ryan Gosling, and Alexander Skarsgard have been suggested to play Christian Grey, though nothing has been confirmed.

Emma has already departed from her Harry Potter roots with a role in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, in theaters September 14.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Emma Watson playing Anastasia Steele in 50 Shades of Grey?

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  • Delphic

    I mean, she’s not the greatest actress in the world, but I would like to think she has more sense that. They will end up giving it to some cheap C-list actress who actually thinks these crappy books are actually good.

  • danni

    no no no no no, please noooooo!

  • Fab

    No, No & No, really.

  • YUi

    ridiculous, as if Emma would ever go for something so low.

  • fran


  • LC

    Ugh no! No to that casting because it’ll taint her. I can’t believe they are even turning this into a movie in the first place. Do not want.

  • rochelle

    Oh hell no!

  • Ford

    No way, shes too classy for that trash!

  • anna

    Nope. Her agent has confirmed to gossipcop there is no truth to the casting rumour, thankfully. Emma is better than this.

  • Krista

    NOOO :(

    Gerard Butler should play the role of Christian Grey !

  • Alaia

    lmao, this girl is going to be in Darren Aronofsky’s next film. You really think she would stoop that low? It might be a favourite with the common housewife, but it’s a laughing stock everywhere else. Kind of like Twilight, but replace ‘common housewife’ with ‘crazy teenagers and wannabe MILFs’.

    And Ryan Gosling? I doubt he’s even heard of the books.

  • Anne

    Thankfully her representatives have already denied that there is any truth to this.

  • Cguy

    Yes good, im glad she will play her! Dont see it if you dont like her selfish people

  • Magzz

    HELL NO..She is not Anastasia Steele

  • SophiaB

    What about NOOOOOOO?!

  • Mindy

    Dana Brunetti, who is one of the producers on the film, stated on his twitter account yesterday that NO ONE is being considered for any part at this time. His primary job RIGHT NOW is to find a screenwriter and a director for the film. First and foremost, THOSE are the only things on his mind at this moment in time when it comes to this property. So just stop all this speculation. All anyone is doing by putting names out there is pissing the man off and making him CROSS NAMES OFF HIS LIST.

  • Uhmm

    Dumb book (Twilight fanfiction). Dumb movie idea. Emma is too good for that crap.

  • Ev

    @Mindy: In that case, I want to put more names out so I can piss him off. I already hate him for making this film!

  • Don’t Understand

    I have not read the book because from what I have heard it is nothing more than a Harliquin (sorry for spelling) novel gone extreme x x x-rated. Not sure if this is true and if it is, how are they gonna make a main stream movie out of basically p@rn?? If this is the case then you’ll have Sillicon Valley trying to move their distasteful crap into main stream movies. Don’t get it….

  • Caroline

    God no ! Don’t do it !

  • Marsh

    This is false, NO actor or actress has talked to anyone about this movie

  • Tam

    NOO !
    Every single actor that has been suggested for this role is a disappointment. It should be people UNKNOWN to the general public ! New stars, would make the movie way more interesting.

    Already the movie will not be as good as the book, what movie ever is but PLEASE . This would just make it horrible

  • Racy

    @Delphic: Don’t think some of you have read these books. The sex, to me, is typical of most romance books, but there is a story behind the sex. Some of us really liked the books and DO NOT think this will be done with C rate actors. If it is, it will be a great opportunity for them. The big criticism comes from people who freak when they hear the word “S E X.” You can read about sex anywhere if you want to. Get off your a** and read the books and then say what you think. Some thought the word “damn” would corrupt the people who read Gone With the Wind but it didn’t. PLEASE, get the pucker out of your butts – sex does happen.

  • Amanda

    She doesn’t look like Anastasia Steele. I know they can dye her hair and make her wear blue contacts, but it’s just not the same. The look is everything. It portrays the character’s innocence and Emma is too famous for the role.

  • an

    I don’t get why everyone is “excited” about this movie? Am I the only one who didn’t like the book?

  • Cruizin596

    @Krista: Uh…WRONG. He is soooo wrong for the role on so many levels.

  • FiftyShades

    Emma is great but she`s definitely not my Anastasia Steele. I really like her but ,frankly, I can`t imagine her playing that role.

  • duh

    What?! Okay no offense but I read the first book and Im not a fan but shes so classy! It would totally go against her image. What what what? I cant see emma watson doing the nasty on screen. Shes so wholesome

  • pup

    MATT BOMER + ALEXIS BLEDEL are made for the roles in my opinion.

  • Jesminde1

    Ella no, no se parece en nada a anastasia.

  • Cany

    i really hope she isnt that stupid! c mon that book is trash and the movie will be even worst. i doubt an a-list actor will do this trashy. its a caree suicide!

  • Mindy


    I know the feeling… this badly written fiction isn’t worth the time or effort, BUT, there is a large group of obviously sexually frustrated folks out there who have made these books best sellers.. and there was no way the studios were NOT going to make them into a new film franchise. MAYBE with the right screenwriter and director on board, they can elevate this crap into something better than what it is and that seems to be their primary focus now.

  • Kim

    no, no, no…..She is NOT right for this role. ANd Matt Bomer is the PERFECT Christian Grey!!! Google him…..BEAUTIFUL!!!

  • Missy


  • Elle

    This CAN’T be legit. She went to an Ivy League University and Oxford, she must know this isn’t good literature.

  • Ronnie

    The Fifty Shades Trilogy is far amazing! Why so much hate? There is sex? obviously yes but it’s not all about sex. It is a beautiful novel. I recommend it to everyone.

  • Not A Fan

    At this Point i dont think they will find anyone thats right for these roles.

  • Susan

    what?! no Emma!! You had just finished one of the best series ever and now you want this?! She’s too much to fall that low.

  • dizzy

    God, no. She’s too good for that crap. And she has said that for now, she’s not looking into doing another movie series.

  • Lia ESP

    No. She is not Anastasia Steele. My favs are Armie Hammer and Olivia Wilde, but I think the pathetic autor of this crapy “fanfiction” saga would prefer Edward Pattinson and Kristen Steward. This saga is good for a movie, but like a book is very shitty.

  • lol…….nice!


    I like your match up but I Think, COLIN EGGSFIELD AND ALEXIS BLEDEL would be good too. #opinion

  • lol…….nice!


    sorry egglesfield

  • dakjfhjdf

    Emma would be perfect! she’s not incredibly beautiful, she’s just the amount of pretty to play anastasia. If you get someone like alexis bledel, or whatever it becomes unbelievable.

    In my opinion, they should get an unknown actress and actor to take on these roles, it would make it more fun.

  • Ange

    People have to see young Hermoine be whiny about her heiny in bed?

  • Scott

    Maybe they’ll get Ralph Fiennes to be Christian Grey, then we’ll be able to see Hermione getting naked with Voldemort.

  • Racy

    @Alaia: YOU haven’t read the books either, have you?

  • cleoapatra

    Emma ! , NOOOOOOOOOOO!!
    Well, I adore Emma so much , But she is not suitable to play the role “Anastasia Steele” , Sorry Emma :)

  • Kez

    Why are they even bothering to make a movie from this book? Wasn’t all that impressed with it…..

  • ELSA

    Emma as Anastasia is not innocent enough to play the role. But if she will be cast to play Anastasia it will be a good move for her.She needs to have some balls to take some kind of racy roles .This girl haven’t done any challenging role so far.

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