Emma Watson Denies ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Casting Rumors

Although British actress Emma Watson is a chameleon on the silver screen (Harry Potter franchise, Perks of Being a Wallflower), one role she won’t be taking is that of Anastasia Steele in Universal Pictures’ Fifty Shades of Grey.

Rumors surfaced that the Hollywood star would play the virginal lead character of the book-turned-movie trilogy, but Watson quickly denied any involvement in the feature.

“Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie?” Watson tweeted. “Like really. For real. In real life.”

Although Emma has taken herself out of the running, fans are anxious to see which actresses will compete for the role.

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