The 50 Shades of Grey movie has a long list of favorites for the role of Anastasia Steele; some of actresses include Gilmore Girls cutie Alexis Bledel, White Collar star Alexandra Daddario, Game of Thrones beauty Emilia Clarke, Pretty Little Liars actress Lucy Hale, and The Worst Witch star Felicity Jones.
Lucy was the only Ana favorite to express an interest in the role until now. Unfortunately for the brunette beauty, it looks like she has gained some stiff competition for Christian Grey’s affection. Felicity recently said that she’s open to the idea of playing the college student who becomes the seductive billionaire’s sex slave.
According to The Canberra Times, Felicity is aware that she is the star of a few fan-made 50 Shades of Grey movie trailers, and she really appreciates the effort put into making them. Here’s what she said about starring in the film and the future of movie casting:
“It would depend on the script. I wouldn’t dismiss it. I love this idea of YouTube casting, or casting through Twitter. I think that’s going to become more powerful.”
Since people love casting their votes for reality competitions like The X Factor, Felicity has a good pointÂ—fans could soon make or break movies by campaigning for actors and actresses to win certain roles. If an actor gets too much momentum online and doesn’t win the part that fans want him to, it could end up hurting ticket sales as his disappointed supporters decide not to watch the movie they wanted him to get cast in.
But why is Felicity Jones a favorite for the role of Ana? And who would her Christian Grey be?
Like Alexis Bledel, Alexandra Daddario, Emilia Clarke, and Lucy Hale, Felicity is a wide-eyed brunette with a sweet and innocent look. She also has experience playing a character in a very complicated relationship. Her movie Like Crazy is about a couple trying to make a long-distance relationship work. That kind of romance is quite different from the extremely physical love life that Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have, but Felicity also has experience starring in a movie that’s all about sex. Her film Hysteria was about the invention of the vibrator during the Victorian period. As 50 Shades shows, sex toys have come a long way since then (well, some of Christian’s playthings are actually a little medieval).
If Felicity does get cast as Anastasia Steele, one fan knows who her perfect Christian Grey would be. The fan-made trailer below features White Collar actor Matt Bomer as the debauched dom with a Red Room of Pain.
So do you think that Felicity and Matt would make the best Ana and Christian?
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