The 50 Shades of Grey movie may have its newest female hopeful, who’s eager to take on the part of Anastasia Steele to Ian Somerhalder’s or Henry Cavill’s or Matt Bomer’s (or none of the above’s) Christian Grey. She’s Katie Cassidy and she’s actually not entirely new to the Grey matter. Her name was bandied about nearly a month ago for the lead female role in the film adaptation of E.L. James’ erotic, best-selling book. But since that time, she’s been eclipsed by other PYTs perhaps with bolder names the likes of Emma Watson, Emma Roberts, Elizabeth Olsen, Lucy Hale and even Alexis Bledel.
However, Cassidy’s recent arrival in Toronto has brought her back to the forefront, simply it would seem by the revealing ensemble she was wearing. The 25-year-old actress donned a sheer, gauzy white shirt through which her black bra was blatantly on full display. The see-through thing, completed by sexy lingerie, is certainly a favored trend among certain starlets in young Hollywood–think Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry. But does Cassidy’s racy exit mean she’s already embracing a more risquÃ© attitude, and maybe even cleverly campaigning for the grand prize of landing that Steele role? Maybe, but probably not. One cannot read too far behind the lines of every celebrity’s sheer moments.
Katie Cassidy may have not been intentionally flaunting the fact that she has the, ahem, physical assets and the provocative attitude necessary for the part. But, she also has the showbiz pedigree–her dad, of course, is the famous David Cassidy, the singer-actor of The Partridge Family. And she’s no wallflower, either, currently promoting her new CW TV series, Arrow, as Daily Mail confirms. She’s also guest-starred on hit series like Gossip Girl in the past.
Cassidy’s somewhat less-than-ubiquitous status could actually be a boon for her chances of landing the role as Steele in 50 Shades of Grey, as it would seem the filmmakers may want to cast someone a bit less recognizable who’s not engrained in a certain type of role or image. For example, her personal scandal aside, a Twilight vamp like Kristen Stewart could be a long shot, as she’s still too closely tied to her image as Bella Swan in the blockbuster saga. But Cassidy’s girl-next-door prettiness mixed with a slice of edge (and a public display of curves) could put her in very good graces for a shot at Steele.