50 Shades of Grey: 7 Actresses We Don't Want to See Play Anastasia in the Movie
We've got to be getting close to finally finding out who will take the lead roles in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. And with the film set to hit the big screen on August 1, 2014, the rampant casting rumors are getting more and more serious. Most recently, the Internet has been buzzing about the possibility of Dakota Johnson taking on the lead female role. The model-turned-actress has previously appeared in The Social Network. We've already shared our thoughts on who should and shouldn't play Mr. Grey, and don't think we don't have strong opinions about Ms. Anastasia Steele as well.
Here's our list of the seven women we don't want to see as Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey film.
Kristen Stewart at Hollywood Life Magazine's 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards
"But Anastasia was created based on Bella's character, so Kristen Stewart makes the most sense!" Wrong. Or, maybe not wrong -- but we honestly just don't care. If you
suffered sat through all the Twilight movies, then you know very well that watching Kristen Stewart "act" is about as painful as movie-watching can be. Let's save ourselves from another four movies of her I-only-make-one-face performances and find another lady to bite her lip on screen. And we're not the only ones who feel this way, for the record. There's a whole Facebook page dedicated to the prevention of K-Stew as Anastasia.
Lucy Hale on the red carpet at the 38th People's Choice Awards on January 11, 2012, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
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The Pretty Little Liars starlet has said she would love to play the role, but even she admits she looks a little young to be Ana. Beyond that point, we'd like to see someone with more traditionally "delicate"-looking features as Ana. Hale also doesn't seem to fit the shy, awkward vibe we associate with Steele, but she might not be a bad fit to play Christian's younger sister, Mia, who becomes a central character later on in the series.
Nina Dobrev at PaleyFest2010's "The Vampire Diaries" night at the Saban Theatre, Los Angeles, on March 6th, 2010.
From the very beginning, people have said they wanted to see Vampire Diaries couple Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerholder as Ana and Christian. Of course, they're broken up now, which doesn't change our opinion that Dobrev would make a terrible Ana. It's not her acting -- she's proven in Vampire Diaries that she can do both the naughty, sexy thing and the good-girl act -- but rather her look. She's exotic and beautiful, but Anasastia's supposed to be the kind of pretty you might not notice right away. And she's bookish, which we'd never call this Bulgarian-born beauty.
Mila Kunis speaking at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California.
As much as we love to love Mila Kunis (if you don't love her after watching this interview then you might need to take a good look at yourself), it would be hard to see her as the extremely pale, blue-eyed Anastasia Steele. We don't doubt her acting abilities and she's definitely got the sexy power to carry the role, but we also have a nagging feeling we'd be watching Mila Kunis as Anastasia Steele the whole film.
Though it's obvious Stone can do the whole "awkward in a cute way" thing (see, Crazy, Stupid Love and Easy A), we'd much rather see her as Anastasia's best friend Kate, who's strawberry blonde with green eyes. We've always imagined Ana as more of a classic but subtle beauty that just doesn't jibe with Stone's look. Plus, Kate's character would give her bubbly energy more of a chance to shine.
With the last two films in the Hunger Games series not set to come out until 2014, we'd feel a bit torn about seeing Katniss as Anastasia. As fans of both trilogies, it would be a disservice to fans to have Lawrence as the face for both. We deserve a fresh face to put to the books; preferably one that we haven't already associated with the badass child murderer. Plus, do we really think she could pull off the shy, innocent vibe after seeing her real-life antics? Don't think so.
We know she's come a long way from her Disney star days -- thankfully, not quite as far as Miley Cyrus -- and maybe we're just stuck in the past, but Gomez just seems too innocent to play Mrs. Steele. Sure, she's said she would go nude for the film, but we're not quite she we'd want her to do that. She's obviously trying to be more edgy or whatever with her recent Springbreakers flick, but with that baby face we have a feeling she's going to be riding the teeny-bopper train for just a few years longer.
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