'Fifty Shades Darker' Has Cast Christian Grey's Ex -- Jaws Are Dropping

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Prepare for another name that will become well-known thanks to the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise. Meet Bella Heathcote, who has been cast as Leila Williams, the stalker ex-girlfriend of Christian Grey. Fifty Shades Darker is going to be amazing.


Heathcote wasn't even on our radar, though her costar Margot Robbie in Australia's show Neighbours was. This Aussie actress is also in the just-released Pride and Prejudice and Zombies playing Jane Bennet. It's shocking only because she seemed to come out of nowhere, but so did Dakota Johnson when the first movie was released. Heathcote is going to fit in very nicely in Darker playing Christian's ex. I thought for sure it was going to be Cara Delevingne or Kendall Jenner. 

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Leila Williams is a bit of a wild card. She was clearly into being Grey's submissive -- so much so that she isn't very happy that he's now with Anastasia. So what do some exes do when they aren't over the relationship? Yes -- she's a stalker. And she's not very stable, emotionally or mentally. Ana is going to have her hands full with this one.

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I love Heathcote's addition to this cast, and because she isn't very well-know, it adds a bit of mystery to Darker. And we already have our Mrs. Robinson in Kim Basinger, whom we know is going to deliver an amazing performance. I'm so excited; I'm biting my lips in anticipation.



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