’50 Shades of Grey’ Movie: Kate Beckinsale is a Favorite to Play Anastasia Steele?

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The 50 Shades of Grey movie has led to some bizarre casting rumors – it’s hard to believe that Angelina Jolie is actually interested in playing 21-year-old college student Anastasia Steele, and Harry Potter fans freaked out when they thought that Emma Watson had been cast as Ana.

The latest odd option for the part is Kate Beckinsale, who apparently has some Fifty fans rooting for her to get the part. While Kate does look great in leather in the vampire/werewolf action flick Underworld, she has the same problem as Angie – the 39-year-old brunette beauty is a bit too old to be playing Ana.

Perhaps fans of 50 Shades just want to cast someone associated with vampires in some way in the movie since the book was based on Twilight fan fiction. E.L. James already made it clear that she doesn’t want Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson cast in the film, so fans of vampires are looking elsewhere. They’ve come up with True Blood hottie Alexander Skarsgard and The Vampire Diaries hunk Ian Somerhalder for the role of Christian Grey, with Kristen’s Twilight costar Ashley Greene being considered an okay option for the role of Anastasia Steele. Unfortunately Angelina Jolie’s man is too old for the role – Brad Pitt circa Interview with the Vampire would be perfection.

According to The Hot Hits, here’s what Kate Beckinsale was asked about starring in the 50 Shades of Grey movie:

“I haven’t read it… but the whole idea of that sounds very exhausting to me.”

But with a sexy costar playing Christian Grey, surely playing Anastasia Steele couldn’t be all that bad.

Kate also had this advice for whoever plays Anastasia and Christian:

“Make sure you have deodorant on.”

So E.L. James is probably right about Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson being bad choices for the movie.

Perhaps Kate’s Total Recall costar Colin Farrell should consider playing Christian Grey – he’s a hot hunk that played a vampire in the Fright Night remake. He’d probably make a pretty good Fifty if he lightened his locks and tweezed his brow a bit.

So do you think that Kate’s too old to play Ana? And could Colin pull off playing Christian?

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