Just about every actress' name under the sun has been thrown into the ring to play Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Krysten Ritter, Kristen Stewart, Felicity Jones, Mila Kunis ... my head's spinning and we haven't even listed the 24 Jessicas "up for the spot" (or so the rumors are saying, anyway).
The latest name to be tossed around? Amber Heard. Yeah, I had to Google her too. The 26-year-old who was in The Rum Diary and The Joneses is a dead ringer for the brunette, modest Ana that I have in my mind. Sure, she hasn't done much, but I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say her Hollywood inexperience is exactly what makes her the perfect candidate.
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Personally, I want to see an Anastasia who I don’t have too many preconceived notions about. Of course, Amber has done some smaller projects, but the fact that I don't look at her and think of her in other roles is exactly what makes her a great candidate. She has that mysterious edge, audiences don't know any of her mannerisms or what to expect. Watching someone like Kristen Stewart or Amanda Seyfried in the coveted spot, it would just feel wrong.
In the book, Anastasia starts off as this modest girl who doesn't understand her true beauty and her potential. That's exactly the kind of vibe I think the audience would get from a star newer to Hollywood, just like Amber. Now who should play Christian, well, that's a whole other story. Just saying, she'd look AMAZING alongside Matt Bomer.
Do you think Amber Heard would be a good choice for Anastasia Steele?
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