emma watson anastasia steele

Well, supposedly. According to sources, an actress has been picked to portray Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades Of Grey movie, based on a really mediocre and not entirely sexy book that we are ashamed of having read. And the candidate doesn’t sound completely absurd! Maybe the movie will be better than the book! Like The Devil Wears Prada!

It’s though that it will be Emma Watson, who must be working very, very hard to shake her Harry Potter/Hermione Granger image. According to ScreenCrush:

known as Anonymous, successfully broke into the database of German movie studio Constantin, acquiring tons of secret information about upcoming projects. For one, as per a report by THR, the group claims to have unearthed files confirming a long-standing rumor that Emma Watson of ‘Harry Potter’ fame will be playing the female lead in the ’50 Shades of Grey’ movie, Anastasia Steele.

You know, she was legitimately fantastic in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a lovely, intelligent, nuanced film that sounds entirely unlike this sexy, sexy sex movie. So, I guess those are two separate things, and one really has no bearing on the other. Though she’s currently set to the Star in The Bling Ring which is about wealthy teenagers stealing clothing and going to clubs, so, okay. Okay, I guess she is up for sexy projects.

Remember when Elizabeth Berkley wanted to shed her Saved by the Bell image by starring in Showgirls? I just thought that was a thing I would mention.

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