Scarlett Johansson Isn't Right for '50 Shades of Grey' Movie

scarlett johansson Ever since Bret Easton Ellis started tweeting up a storm and suggesting that he write the screen adaptation of E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey, people are actually taking the American Psycho writer and Ellis' Fifty Shades movie casting ideas quite seriously. In his tweets (which have since been removed from his Twitter account), Ellis asserted, "Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey...Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart."

Oh, jeeze.

KStew's the obvious choice (you know, being that Ana Steele was originally Bella Swan). But it was only a matter of seconds before someone in H'wood had to go and suggest ScarJo!


We know everyone's obsessed with her. She's glamour and sex personified. I even understand the obsession with her so much more than Angie Jolie, because she's got the feminine, sensuous curves. So of course it would be HOT to see her in a movie like Fifty. But it can't happen ... because she's all wrong for the part!

More from The Stir: Sexy Ryan Gosling Is the Perfect Christian Grey for the '50 Shades' Movie

ScarJo, who has played precocious and mature for her age (even when she was a teen!), is now even more sophisticated as a divorced 27-year-old. She's absolutely no naif. She's the Joan Holloway Harris of Hollywood for crying out loud! AKA the opposite of Ana Steele.

Granted, she's also an actress, so it's her job to portray a character who might be much different from who she is and who we think of her as, but still. There's a little something called believability. I couldn't see Scarlett pulling off a clueless but ultimately eager-to-learn virgin. Kristen Stewart on the other hand? She's basically built her career around playing that stereotype. But who knows -- she may not necessarily be the best choice either. In the end, as much as some would love to see either Scarlett or Kristen as Ms. Steele, we might be better off with Ana being played by an unknown.

Would you want to see Scarlett as Ana? Kristen? Or a totally unknown actress?

Image via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

Read More >