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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.

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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.

# 3

no no no no no, please noooooo!

# 4

No, No & No, really.

# 5

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

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# 7

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.

# 8

Oh hell no!

# 9

No way, shes too classy for that trash!

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


Gerard Butler should play the role of Christian Grey !

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.

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

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

HELL NO..She is not Anastasia Steele

What about NOOOOOOO?!

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.

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

@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 @ 07/24/2012 at 1:24 pm

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….

God no ! Don’t do it !

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

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

@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.

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.

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

Cruizin596 @ 07/24/2012 at 1:58 pm

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

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.

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

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

Jesminde1 @ 07/24/2012 at 2:08 pm

Ella no, no se parece en nada a anastasia.

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!


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.

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


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

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 @ 07/24/2012 at 3:24 pm

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

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.

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.

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 ******.

lol.......nice! @ 07/24/2012 at 5:05 pm


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

lol.......nice! @ 07/24/2012 at 5:10 pm


sorry egglesfield

dakjfhjdf @ 07/24/2012 at 5:34 pm

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.

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

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

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

cleoapatra @ 07/24/2012 at 7:35 pm

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

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

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.

NO, NO NO! Emmas a great actress but she doesnt look anything like Ana steele. Lily collins should get the role. I can see Ana steele in her.

OH HELL F- – -IN’ NO! She’s sooooo wrong for the part.

I vote for Elizabeth Olsen. I think she could pull it off!

Seriously what a way to muck up a movie,

Why is this porn novel being turned into a movie?!

How about no.

No. Just no.

I just don’t understand the hype with 50 Shades. It is the worst book I have read in basically forever. And it definitely makes me sad that it’s this type of book that is being hyped about in the media. The sex scenes aren’t even hot, they’re just stupid (unless if you think pulling a tampon out of a girl is sexy). I’m not usually judgmental, but after reading 50 Shades I did wonder if people enamored with it are even educated because it so poorly written, the plot was so predictable, I just don’t understand how anybody can enjoy it. And I am ashamed to say after reading the first book I bought the second and third ones thinking they would be better; it actually got worse and a few pages into the third book I finally got my senses back and stopped. I don’t think it’s true, but I hope Emma does not associate herself with such literacy crap.

@Sunny: I read the reviews on Amazon and they were terrible. They say that even teenagers would not have written so poorly and that the “writer” repeats the same words countlessly.
People who are into erotic books should try Delta of Venus by Anaïs Nin. She was a TRUE writer.

No EMMA DON'T @ 07/25/2012 at 2:20 am

No Emma. You don’t have to go down that low to have a good work. You’re great. You don’t need that role. Please turn that thing down. PLEEEAASSSEEEE

@Sunny: Clap Clap hun, i really dont know people think this is going to be a good movies.

Why is everyone obsessing over these books?? I don’t get it. And I actually hope that Emma has some sense and refuses the role if the rumors are true. She’s too classy for that trash!

@Jenna: yea i totally agree, going from Harry Potter to that i think i wonnt be the worst career movie and this books what ever people say wont last and is trashy.

@an: @an: nope your not hun, i wont not even read this and will not see the movie.

NO, plis. She is not Anastasia Steele. Anastasia Steele is Kristen Stewart and Christian is Robert. Is the desire of the author.

emma and viking, yeah id watch it… taking of my pants in preperation…

She doesn’t have the porcelain doll prettiness combined with edginess quality that I would expect Anastastia to have. She is too much on the straight and narrow, we need someone a little more alternative to bring the role to life. Alexis Bledel definitely looks the part- but I also like Emma Stone because she is very quirky and could pull it off well.

It should be Emilia Clarke as Anastasia and Gosling as Grey, enough said.

Stephanie @ 07/25/2012 at 2:30 pm

There is no way that she could pull off Ana. They are starting to tick me off with the picks for this film. They need underground actors who are raw and fresh. NO HIGH NAMED ONES! Come on seriously, this film has to be rated X or NC-17 because not many people would show their body parts like that for the big screen. If Hollywood ruins this book for me, I am going on a rampage of not watching anything for a year.

Oh my god you’re kidding me right? Please no.



just wonder how many of these people trashing these books have actually read them — ?????

no no nooooooo, please!
The books are crap!

At first I was hesitant but now I actually think that Emma will make a great Anastasia. It’s also a really great adult role that should put Harry Potter behind her.

As much as I love Alexander, he’s too old for the part. Has there been any discussion about Chase Crawford? He could make an excellent Christian Grey….right age, just about the right height, model looks and the right demeanor to pull off the attitude. That I would like to see!!

I DISAGREE. I swear Kristen Stewart is probably the only one that fits the most with Ana’s description.

I AGREE WITH PUP!!!! MATT BOMER AND ALEXIS BLEDEL!!! Chrisitian Grey looks exactly like Matt Bomer in my head. Alexis Bledel fulfills all the requirements to become ana steele but…she’s too innocent looking..?

Please NO!!! So the wrong person!

If this movie is a blockbuster then the world is sick, porn in a movie, why would hollywood make a movie like this, there is no romance in this book just sex,


Of course…………….. NO

NOOOOO, I don’t want Ian either. Matt Bomer is totally perfect!!!!

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