Among all the young ingenues rumored to be under consideration to play Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, Emma Watson really stands out. Sure, Lucy Hale and Alexis Bledel are already queens of the small screen, but Emma's proven herself at the box office time and again -- and would definitely be able to lend the film major credibility. But whether or not she really has any interest in portraying Ana has been up in the air ... until now.
She recently spoke about the opportunity and said all she really knows about the trilogy, not having read it yet, is that it's "quite raunchy." But that doesn't mean she isn't writing off the potential role altogether ...
I mean if there’s interesting character development and there’s an interesting story then I would consider it -- but I haven’t been offered anything.
Good to know that she's open to it! At the same time, though, the 22-year-old went on to reveal something very telling ... which could be a real dealbreaker. Apparently, when it comes to her latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, the actress has trouble watching certain scenes ... the "KISSING" ones! She says:
It's really funny because when I watch the film back, there are a few things I can't watch. I can't watch the kissing scenes. I told the director (Stephen Chbosky) that I have just come from playing Hermione Granger and you are expecting me to dance and putting me in corsets, and it's difficult.
Ack, see what I mean? If dancing and wearing corsets is an issue, hoooo boy! I'm not sure she's quite ready to play Anastasia, you know? Not that we necessarily need porn stars to play Ana and Christian, but Emma might need to work on being a bit more comfy with adult roles before she ventures into BDSM fantasy territory. Then again ... it could be the role that gives her the push she needs to make a real transition!
Do you think Emma Watson would make a good Anastasia Steele?