• Wed, Aug 8 2012

The Obsessed Fans Of Fifty Shades Of Grey Do All The Hard Casting Work By Finding The Perfect Anastasia Steele

The producers of Fifty Shades of Grey movie sure are lucky to be creating a film with such an enthusiastic fan base. While the Hollywood behind-the-scenes people spend their time trying to the best screenwriter, the fans are hard at work casting the perfect actors. After all, not just anybody can play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, the two most iconic characters in  literature right now. Suck on that Charles Dickens.

And that’s not an exaggeration since the book’s now the number one selling book ever in Britain. Harry Potter and Hermione Granger who? This time around we don’t need magic to make us read. We just need anal plugs.

This morning a superfan from the Facebook group “Fifty Shades Obsessed” emailed me to let me know that they’d finally found the perfect actress to play Anastasia Steele. It’s not Elizabeth Olsen and it’s not Emma Watson. It’s Lauren Watson, an unknown actress who they think has just the right eyes — the infamous blue eyes that are too big for her face.

With 7829 likes and 73 shares, it’s clear that Lauren Watson’s a well-liked fan favorite for the role. However while her eyes may be perfect for the part, her acting skills may be lacking. Or they may not.

It’s hard to tell because according to her IMDB.com page, her biggest role was as “Sweater Set Girl” in This Means War. On one hand, she could be a phenomenal up-and-coming actress who pulls off the role magnificently. On the other hand, she could be cast purely for her looks and lack in the talent department.

So the question to all the Fifty Shades of Grey fans out there who want her cast is do you prefer an Anastasia who fits the role aesthetically or one who embodies it correctly? Lauren Watson could be both, but from the looks of her IMDB page, it seems too early to tell.

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  • JROC

    Emily Browning and Alex Pettyfer!

    • Jenni

      Alex Pettyfer will be too busy stripping down for Magic Mike…

  • Jade

    It should totally be Alexis Bledel who plays Anastasia. She has the looks, the innocence as well as the acting skills.

  • Lo

    Everybody’s wrong; it’s going to be Gilbert Gottfried in a poorly-fitting wig. For both lead parts.

    • Jenni

      Well then who will Kathy Bates play if he gets BOTH parts?

    • Lo

      Katherine Kavanagh, of course!

    • Jenni

      Is she related to the Kardashians? Be honest with me.

    • Lo

      Not that I’m aware of, but now I’m thinking of an all-Kardashian cast. It’d be lucrative beyond imagining. Gilbert Gottfried could still do the voice for Ana’s inner goddess. Morgan Freeman can be her subconscious.

    • Jenni

      Maybe Kylie and Kendall could switch off as Anastasia, so they get an equal opportunity to be naked on camera. Obvi, Kanye will make a kameo.

  • Amy

    I think it would be a big slap in the face to all 50 Shades of Grey fans if the casting directors hire all unknown actors. That slap in the face will be well deserved.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1496670333 Rebecca Harper

      Why would that be a slap in the face? I know a lot of FSoG fans who want relative unknowns to be cast especially as Christian and Ana. :)

  • http://twitter.com/ezz_06 Erin Leonie Docking

    She is talented, I have seen some of her work. She has her first feature film to be released in October, thriller “From Beneath”, expect big things from her.

    • Peta Dowe

      Yes im sure we certainly will :)

  • María Amaro Pajuelo

    I still think that Emilia Clarke is better =)

  • responsestuff

    I think Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars fame), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl fame), or Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls/Mad Men fame) would be excellent Anas…

  • Peta Dowe

    She may not have that much to show on IMDB, but she is a drop-dead good actor, and she has been blessed wth the looks as well…… I’m sure the most famous actors didn’t start out with sooooo much attention, so why should we doubt Lauren, I’m glad shes got the part, and everyone better watch out cause she is going to take spotlight from everyone else. Great job Lauren!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Monin06320

    I think Emma Stone would make a good Ana

  • Monin06320

    Emma Stone should play Ana

  • Kim

    Cesa Pledger would be great for this role…she’s on her way up, big time!