Move over Nina Dobrev, there's another sexy brunette rumored to star in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. Minka Kelly, probably best known for her role as Lyla Garrity on the most amazing television show to-date, Friday Night Lights, has supposedly caught the casting director's eye. With her gorgeous brown eyes, pouty lips, and enviable body, Minka would make a stunning Anastasia Steele ... thing is, though, she's, um, not that great an actress.
And obviously I'm qualified to judge, seeing as I once starred in my second grade production of Winkin', Blinkin', and Nod, and own the DVD boxset of FNL.
I have nothing against Minka, but to me, she's a little weak in the convincing-an-audience-she's-another-person department. Her inexperience (or perhaps lack of innate talent) was made all the more apparent when in scenes with her FNL cast-mates, who killed it.
I do think the Fifty Shades people are on to something, though. Friday Night Lights had piles of talented actors, one of whom was Adrianne Palicki. As Tyra Collette, Adrianne was sexy, smart, lost, and determined all at once. She seemed easy in her role and it's no wonder producers found a way to keep her on the series long after her character graduated from Dillon High.
Minka (as Lyla), on the other hand, caught a bus to Vanderbilt and was basically never heard from again.
Adrianne would make a great Ana Steele. She's got the hotness and the aptitude to bring the naive Ana depth, complexity, and sexuality.
Now all we need is Taylor Kitsch to star as Christian Grey.
I know a lot of you wanna see Minka in the movie, but what are your thoughts about Adrianne?
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