Some 50 Shades of Grey fans were outraged when rumors surfaced that Emma Watson was in talks to play Anastasia Steele in the movie. So which actress wouldn’t anger fans of the erotic novel?
Some readers probably don’t think that Emma is the best option because of her Harry Potter past – they still see her as geeky Hermione and just can’t imagine her trading her wand for a whip.
According to IB Times, one upset fan tweeted, “Apparently Emma Watson is the front runner to play Anastasia in Fifty Shades of Grey… #pleaseNo #ruinedChildhood if that happens :(.”
So instead of pushing for Emma, some fans are getting behind an older actress who also grew up in front of a crowd, Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel. Her casting probably wouldn’t upset 50 Shades of Grey fans as much since she wasn’t a little girl when her career took off – she was 19 when her hit show started airing on The WB. One fan tweeted, “Watching Alexis Bledel in ‘post grad’ makes me think she can be #Anasteele.”
Alexis is already 30 years old, but she can definitely pull off playing a much younger character with her pretty baby face and big bright eyes. Alexis also showed off her sexy side in Mad Men by showing a lot of skin and doing the dirty with Pete Campbell, whose attempts at seducing women are slightly creepier than Christian Grey’s.
And as far as casting Christian goes, Twitter users seem to be very big fans of Matt Bomer. There were probably lots of disappointed 50 Shades fans when the producers revealed that he hasn’t been cast as Christian Grey.
So are you on Team Alexis, or do you think that Emma Watson could actually pull off playing Anastasia Steele?
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