Latest Actress Up to Play Anastasia Steele in '50 Shades' Movie Is Twisted Enough to Pull It Off

GossipMonger 8

Rooney MaraWhen I saw Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, I was disturbed. OK, that's an understatement. Rooney Mara was so damn fierce, intense; she brought an energy to the screen that I hadn't seen in so, so long. Which is why today I quiver a little bit about one of the latest Fifty Shades of Grey casting rumors -- where she's involved.

In a recent interview, Mara told Newsweek that she has "a lot of darkness and frenetic energy, so it's easier for me to portray people with shades of grey." OK, Rooney -- I see what you did there, you sly fox.

OK, so maybe it's a little bit of a stretch. Rooney Mara as Anastasia Steele? I don't hate it, not one bit. Is it a little unconventional compared to some of her steamier competition? Sure. But hear me out on this one ...

I think this would be our chance to see Rooney do something different, and still be within her comfort zone. The actress REALLY knows how to embody a character, get in their mentality, and own it. I'm convinced that Anastasia wouldn't be any different. Plus, we saw her get down, dirty, and promiscuous (albeit graphic at times) in Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. There's no doubt that Rooney knows her way around an on-set bedroom.

Now the question: Who would be great opposite Rooney? Well personally, I'm totally rooting for Ian Somerhalder. Oh my GOD -- just thinking of the two of them on screen together gives me butterflies!

Do you think Rooney Mara would make a great Anastasia Steele?


Image via Nivrae/Flickr

fifty shades of grey, movies


To add a comment, please log in with

Use Your CafeMom Profile

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Join CafeMom or Log in to your CafeMom account. CafeMom members can keep track of their comments.

Comment As a Guest

Guest comments are moderated and will not appear immediately.

nonmember avatar Amy

She would never do this awful movie. Move along folks.

jaywea jaywea

No thanks. My perfect Christian is obviously Ian Somerhalder and Ana is Nina Doprev. I honestly think Ian wants the part but not sure whether Nina does love them together on TVD and of :)

Erin Ellis

Ew...No....Lucy Hale all the way! 

Debra Anduaga

anybody but Kristen Stewart!!!

Lauren Naugle Minnich

She is not attractive one bit so not right for this part


nonmember avatar shannon

Um....hell no. Yuck! I don't feel it at all.

Tiana Nesbitt

yeah from the start her & Bledel I insist they play.

Mandy Moyer

Ian and Alexis!

1-8 of 8 comments