Fifty Shades of Grey Casting: Is Twilight’s Ashley Greene the New Leading Contender for Anastasia?
Is Greene about to get Grey?
Both Hollywood Daily News and The Examiner are reporting that Ashley Greene is gaining steam among fans of Fifty Shades of Grey to play Anastasia Steele, and that she is quickly becoming a lead contender for the role.
The Examiner points out that the Twilight star fits "the right age, body type, and (arguably) looks for the sexy casting role." And in a recent Books & Review poll, Ashley came in second behind Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel.
This might mean that Ashley is slowly gaining ground on the other contenders for the role, who have long included Alexis, Mila Kunis, and Emma Watson.
But could Ashley's association with Twlight hinder her chances to be cast in Fifty Shades? It's been discussed that author E.L. James is trying to distance the Fifty Shades films from Twilight, so it's possible that she will be opposed to casting a Twilight star in a leading role.
In other words, the fact that Ashley was in Twilight may come back to bite her.