’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Bella Heathcote as Anastasia Steele?

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50 Shades of Grey movie favorites for the role of Anastasia Steele have included Alexis Bledel, Alexandra Daddario, Lucy Hale, Emilia Clarke, and Emma Roberts. However, is Bella Heathcote the actress that Fifty fans should really be rooting for?

According to EnStarz, “her large blue eyes and delicate physical features” make the Aussie actress perfect for the part. Bella is probably best known in the States for starring in the Tim Burton movie Dark Shadows alongside Johnny Depp. So she’s a girl named Bella who starred alongside a sexy vampire. Since 50 Shades was once Twilight fan fiction, she definitely seems like she should be a top choice to play Ana.

Last year Variety put Bella on its list of10 Actors to Watch, but there hasn’t been a lot of Bella to watch since then. She did recently get cast in The Curse of Downers Grave, so she hasn’t been completely forgotten by Hollywood.

It might not be a bad thing to have an actress that isn’t a household name cast as Ana. Things did work out pretty well for Twilight fans when a little-known actress named Kristen Stewart got cast as Bella Swan. Sometimes it might actually be easier for fans to accept an actor or actress as a certain character when they don’t relate them to another role.

However, it could also be argued that Fifty fans will find it hard to accept anyone who isn’t Alexis Bledel as Anastasia Steele since so many of them have started picturing the Gilmore Girls actress as the character. This is why Bella Heathcote is such a great option for the 50 Shades of Grey movie—she looks remarkably like Alexis, but the 24-year-old is actually closer to being the right age to portray 21-year-old Ana.

Bella did have a little sexy time in her movie Not Fade Away, but she’d have to get really comfortable showing off her body in 50 Shades. Not being okay with the raunchy sex scenes might be the only reason Bella would turn down the movie since she seems like she needs the work right now. The Curse of Downers Grave is an indie film, so she’s still looking for a leading role in a blockbuster to make her a bona fide star.

So do you think that Bella would make a beautiful Ana?

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