’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Dakota Fanning and Elizabeth Olsen Talk Playing Ana

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie favorites list for the role of Anastasia Steele already includes plenty of young, beautiful actresses—Ashley Greene, Alexandra Daddario, Emilia Clarke, Alexis Bledel, and Mila Kunis are just a few of the many names that have been mentioned as Ana options. And now the list is getting just a little longer with two very talented actresses expressing an interest in the role.

According to Fans Share, here’s what Dakota Fanning said about the part:

“I never say never to anything but I don’t know. I have read the books.”

So at least she knows what she’d be getting herself into.

Some Twihards would love to see a Twilight connection in the 50 Shades movie since author E. L. James based Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey on Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. James has already said that she doesn’t want Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson in the movie, so some Fifty fans are hoping to see Ashley Greene as Ana instead. There’s also been a push to get Kellan Lutz cast as Christian or his brother Elliot.

But maybe Dakota Fanning could be the film’s Twilight connection. The 18-year-old might be a bit younger than Ana’s 21 years, but she’s very mature for her age and would have no problem playing an older character. However, it’s a little disturbing to imagine a former child star getting chained up and turned into a man’s sex slave.

If the 50 Shades of Grey movie producers want to creep fans out by casting a former child star, they have another option—Harry Potter actress Emma Watson recently said that she’d have no problem filming nude scenes in a movie like 50 Shades. So Dakota would have some tough competition.

Elizabeth Olsen might be a better option than Dakota and Emma Watson since she’s actually filmed nude scenes before. Here’s what the other Olsen said about starring in the movie:

“Sure, if the script is any good.”

The actress previously said that she wasn’t interested in playing Ana, but perhaps she’s had a change of heart since the movie has gotten so much buzz recently.

Dakota and Elizabeth Olsen recently worked together on the movie Very Good Girls, which is about two friends who vow to lose their virginity during the summer after they graduate from high school. So they do have experience working on a film about sex. Perhaps their costar Boyd Holbrook should also be considered for the role of Christian Grey—he looks a bit like Fifty fan favorite Alexander Skarsgard.

So what do you think, could Dakota or Elizabeth play Ana?

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