'50 Shades of Grey' Movie's Newest 'It' Girl May Have Author's Stamp of Approval (VIDEO)

Shailene WoodleyIt seems like every week new names are popping up as possibilities to fill the roles of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Even though some pretty well known actors are being considered for both parts, there's still the chance that someone who's more of a newcomer will be cast in one or both roles.

And if new speculation put out by The Hollywood Reporter is true, odds are good that the part of Anastasia Steele will go to an actress who isn't a household name. (Yet.) Apparently 20-year-old Shailene Woodley has caught author E L James' eye as a contender for Ana's spot.

Let me guess -- you're asking yourself the same question I did when I heard the name. Who in the heck is Shailene Woodley?


Shailene is best known for her role as Amy Juergens in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and also for playing George Clooney's oldest daughter in The Descendants. (Ohhhh. THAT Shailene Woodley.)

Ok, so I'll admit that I haven't seen the movie, though it was on my list of flicks I hoped to rent over the summer. And it must have been pretty good, because everyone was shocked when Shailene Woodley was snubbed for an Oscar nomination for her role in the film.

But something tells me if she does land the part of Anastasia Steele, she won't have to worry about being snubbed for anything in Hollywood ever again, because whoever nabs the role is sure to rise straight to A-list status upon the movie's release.

You can check out Shailene's acting skills in The Descendants trailer below. 

Do you think Shailene has what it takes to play Anastasia Steele?


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