Gorgeous Star May Play Ana in '50 Shades' Movie & This Could Finally Be It

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lily collinsWhen I think of young actress Lily Collins, two things come to mind: Eye. Brows. (They're fantastic.) But soon those two words might turn into "fifty" and "shades." The 23-year-old is getting some attention for her new movie Writers, in which she plays a promiscuous young woman who's up for anything and anyone, and it's this meaty, sexy role that has people buzzing about another meaty, sexy role ready for casting ... is Lily the perfect Anastasia Steele for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?

I've always thought of Lily as a little wholesome to take on a dark, depraved character -- after all, she's starred in such light-hearted flicks as The Blind Side and Mirror, Mirror -- but after watching that Writers trailer, I saw her in a new light. I guess that means that she can act. Who knew.

If Lily's considering the role, she has tough competition. Mila Kunis is floating the idea around of playing Ana, same with Kristen Stewart, Hermione Granger, and Felicity Jones.

But Lily has something going for her that the others don't (besides her eyebrows) -- she's got experience and juuuust the right amount of anonymity.

First of all, she's proven she has the talent to handle the role, and second of all, she's relatively unknown, which allows the audience to totally and completely suspend their disbelief. Two check pluses when you're trying to convince millions of fans you're an innocent young co-ed who happens to find herself in the delightful red room of pain.

Official casting news is still a ways off, but it sounds like Lily's got a good chance. KStew, look out.

Do you think Lily Collins would make a great Ana?


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nonmember avatar Stacey

She's already taken on the role of Clary Fray in The Mortal Instuments series coming out this August where she'll be playing a teenager. I can't imagine she would sign on for another series.

Muzzy Lu

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Annie... Anniegrace

Yes! Lily, Emilia Clarke and Felicity Jones are my choices for Ana. Lily has the look down! She is signed on with another franchise but if that won't interfere and she's willing to take on the role I think she'd be great! I love that Lily, Emilia and Felicity are all relatively unknown but still have the acting cred/experience. Mila Kunis does not even look the part, and Emma Watson does not have what it takes, nor the right look.

Laure... Lauren0983

Lily would be great! She's one of the more realistic choices physically. Hopefully she's interested and has the time. KStew will not play Ana. No way, no Twilight people!

Jean Garner

NO!NO!HECK NO!!!!I dont think she should play Ana.She isnt PRETTY ENOUGH!!!

Carole Murphy

yes...but not that untalented one from twilight please....

nonmember avatar Alex

Lily and Lucy Hale are good picks, even though Lucy may be a little short.

sssdnm sssdnm

I think emily from revenge would be amazing! I know she's a blonde but she's a great actress!

Katie Terracciano

I do believe she (Lily) would ok... we will just have to wait and see...

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