While the search has slowly (and secretly) begun for roles in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Vixen takes a look at five Hollywood actresses that should be cast as principle character, Anastasia Steele. Years ago this role would’ve been Jennifer Love Hewitt’s to deny (not Emma Watson’s). But today, Tinseltown has a new class of actresses capable of leading the way as the vulnerable “t-shirt and converse shoes” type of role. — Christopher Harris
Probably the most accomplished actress on this list, Hathaway’s subtle demeanor and slim stature would serve as a perfect fit for the role of Ana. Having already appeared nude in a prior film, Hathaway has mentioned that nudity in certain movies is merely a part of what her chosen form of art demands of her. After dazzling in Les Mis and turning 30 years old this past November, Hathaway possesses the right skill set for the role, even though she may be a bit too mature.
Lindsay has the edginess to play Ana, especially after Ana meets Christian Grey. Although a bit bustier than how Ana is described in the book and a few years older, the possibility of her portrayals in the erotic scenes earns Hollywood’s bad girl a spot on this list. Love her or hate her, casting Lindsay could ensure a box-office hit.
Casting Coleman alongside a Caucasian co-star would add an additional yet unexpected twist to the movie. Based on pure aesthetics, the Aussie beauty could fit the role of Anastasia Steele. She definitely has what it takes to step up to the spotlight and remains a fresh face in Hollywood.
4. Selena Gomez
In new film Spring Breakers, Gomez avoids a threesome with co-stars Ashley Benson, Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco, so it’s hard to judge how she’d take to the predicted eroticism of 50 Shades of Grey. But judging off age, potential and looks, Gomez fits the bill.
Hale has actually professed a desire to play the part of Ana. Hale told MTV last year that she’s ready to do something a bit more riskier than her role on Pretty Little Liars. She also said she’s heard the rumors and admits that she looks a little young for the role. Giving her an audition wouldn’t hurt.