Potential Anastasia Steele Would Make '50 Shades of Grey' Movie Even Edgier (VIDEO)

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aubrey plazaAlthough casting for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is definitely a long ways off, according to most of the insiders, it's gotta happen at some point. And when it does, it seems like just about everyone in Hollywood is going to be lining up for a role. Now, you can even include deadpan comedy queen Aubrey Plaza (of Parks & Recreation fame) in the line-up for Anastasia Steele. Maybe.

Aubrey was hanging out with MTV News recently for an MTV Movie Awards sneak peek and said, "Please cast me in that [Fifty Shades of Grey] movie!" Though, the way she always sounds sarcastic, it's kinda hard to tell if she's serious ... Especially when she explained, "I've read, like, some of [the book]. I haven't sat down and read the whole thing, but ..." But hey, let's not hold that against her or rule her out for the role just yet!

After all, she went on to actually read a couple of excerpts from the book! You wouldn't bother with that if you were totally disinterested, right? (Well, perhaps you would if you just wanted to make fun ...)

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At any rate, though, I could definitely see her as Ana. She's got the look down. I feel like even though she's been somewhat typecast as this jaded, rough-around-the-edges chick, she could play innocent. She did to some extent in Safety Not Guaranteed (good indie flick that came out last year). And we seem to forget that Ana does change over the course of the novels. She gets more mature, a bit more brazen, etc. In fact, she probably spends more time being like that than she does being naive. So why shouldn't the casting agents consider an "edgier," quippier Ana? If they were to, I wouldn't be surprised if Aubrey Plaza was the first choice on the list. (And if that doesn't work out, she could always just stick to playing Daria in a live action version of the film!)

Here's the MTV News clip if you missed it ...


Could you see Aubrey as Ana?


Image via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

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Annie... Anniegrace

Are you serious? She does NOT have the look. Just because she's a brunette doesn't mean she has all of Ana's other physical qualities. She in no way looks innocent or naive either. She is so not Ana. I can't think of one person she would be a good fit for in the film.

Laure... Lauren0983

Um...what? Let's stick with the Ana we all know from the book. We don't need an "edgier" Ana. Christian likes her the way she is and falls for her for those very ways. Aubrey doesn't look young enough or have the right vibe going on, nor does she even look like Anastasia!

nonmember avatar Madeline

It looks like no self respecting actress wants to be in the Erotic Twilight Fanfiction film. It can't be that hard, it isn't like a lot of "acting" would be involved. Just look blankly into the camera and say "Sure you can put that... down there".

Melinda Phipps Weyker

I love her, but I don't think she would be a great fit. 

bella... bellacazzate

Aubrey Plaza is far too good for this drivel. 


Doesn't she look to old to play Ana?

nonmember avatar jspeed

Sorry, but she is too old to play Ana. They better cast and make this movie soon though. This is taking so long people are going to lose interest, like I already am!

Maureen Kulinski Cirillo

She is TOTALLY WRONG for the role of Ana. Maybe as the witch who devirginized Christian but NOT ANA

nonmember avatar LCD

Noooo she could be Leila no Ana

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