Actress Admits She's Been Cast as Anastasia in '50 Shades of Grey' Movie

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eddie redmayne sheridan smithWell, it's about time! Although we've heard lately that agents were lining up to pitch Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James at Vanity Fair's famous Oscars party and actor Stephen Amell (from The CW's show Arrow) took a meeting about playing Christian Grey, we've been waiting for what seems like FOREVER for legit casting news. But fans got quite the shock when English actress Sheridan Smith tweeted a major announcement ...

She wrote, "I'm so excited to tell you that I've been cast as the lead girl in 50 shades of grey opposite Eddie Redmayne, can't wait to start filming!!" 

Wait. WHAT?! Why in the world would they be cast?! Noooo!

Well, if you're rooting for anyone other than Sheridan and Eddie (who most recently starred in Les Miserables and actually attempted to stir up some publicity for the flick by saying he wouldn't pass up the chance to play Christian), you can breathe a sigh of relief, because Sheridan's tweet was ... a total APRIL FOOLS' gag! She later clarified: "I'm crying laughing that some of u actually fell for that!"

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Thank goodness. While I'm sure they're both very talented actors, neither is what fans have in mind for Ana and Christian. (I could see Sheridan as Kate Kavanaugh, however ...)

Gotta give Sheridan credit, though. Her prank was so timely. It's actually pretty sad how every week there's a new casting rumor. Most of which we're rolling our eyes over. When it comes to Fifty Shades casting and all the hyper-reactionary and completely fact-free reporting out there about the film, every day might as well be April Fools'! Oh well, maybe it'll just make the actual casting news even sweeter when it finally does arrive.

Are you relieved Sheridan's tweet was a prank? Are you over all these casting rumors?

 

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luvsc... luvschocolate

I'm  kinda liking  Eddie Redmayne as Christian.  Never thought about that one before.

Kency09 Kency09

If y'all dont quit bullshitting us on the 50 shades cast rumors, you're about to have an uprising on your hands. We are sick of it. Thanks.

nonmember avatar Anonymous

OMG!! Thank God it was a joke!! I was so shocked when she said Eddie Redmayne. He doesn't seem like the type to be playing in a movie like 50 Shades of Grey. I would cry though if he was given the main actor role because I think it would just ruin his reputation after being an amazing role as Marius in Les Misérables. Sure it would give him more popularity, but he doesn't seem like the type that would be in this movie.

Nicki Wilson

sidesplittinglaughterAnyone who knows who Sheridan Smith will know that this is a joke :) Honestly she has a great sense of humour and will be waiting for blogs/new paper etc (just like this one) to jump on the story :) xx


 

keoke... keoke1946

I guess the real joke is on her, she is too yucky to play Anaastasia!

Judy Maurin

Since it is your job to stir up controversy I accept your ignorant rants. But only because I get that it's your goal to tick everyone off and keep the BUZZ going.I still think you could be more creative and less.........ignorant though.

Debbie Cintron Stacey

OMG THAT IS SOOOOOO NOT COOL. MY HEART SANK TIL I READ IT WAS AN APRIL FOOLS PRANK. NO ONE CAN PLAY CHRISTIAN GREY BUT IAN. THE ROLE WAS MADE FOR HIM.

nonmember avatar Lydia

Good old Sheridan bet she had everyone nervous but she would deffo be a good Kate lol x

Debbie Cintron Stacey

THEY NEED TO HURRY UP AND CAST THE ROLES ALREADY. PEOPLE ARE GETTING BORED WITH ALL THE HYPE ABOUT WHAT IS PLAYING WHAT ROLE. IAN IS CLEARLY THE ONE FOR CHRISTIAN..EVEN E.L.JAMES THINKS SO. BUT FOR THE ROLE OF ANNA. THAT ONE IS A TOSS UP. SHE HAS TO LOOK GOOD WITH IAN BUT YET PORTRAY INNOCENCE AND DARING. WHAT ABOUT ASHLEY GREEN WOULD MAKE A GREAT ANNA...JUST THROWING THAT OUT THERE...


 

Tanya Baker Stines

I WON'T be watching it! I loved those books, but if she plays Ana I will not be watching it!!!!!

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