The following hot young actresses have either dodged, shot down, or otherwise addressed rumors that they’re being considered for the part. A couple of them have merely risen to the top in fan-generated dream-casting polls. Read on for a roundup of ladies willing — or not remotely willing (ahem, Selena Gomez) — to lose their innocence on the big screen.
Kristen Stewart: While the Twilight star hasn’t expressed any direct interest in the role of Ana, she has commented on the erotic bestseller. “[I]t’s just so raunchy!” she exclaimed in an interview with Backstage. “I mean, obviously, everyone knows that. But when I see people reading it on planes and stuff, I’m genuinely creeped out. Like, you’re basically just reading porn right now! Get that blanket off your lap!”
Nina Dobrev:Nina Dobrev’s real-life boyfriend and Vampire Diaries co-star Ian Somerhalder is a favorite for the role of Christian, and fans would be creepily psyched to see the couple take their love into the Red Room on the big screen.
However, Nina doesn’t think it’d be a great idea. “I think it’s best for any of the actors on The Vampire Diaries to kind of do their own things and create new characters,” Nina told MTV. Otherwise, “fans will […] see me as Elena and they’ll see him as Damon if we do a film together.”
While fielding what must have been her umpteenth Fifty Shades casting question during a press junket for Oz the Great and Powerful, Mila said, “Gosh, this Fifty Shades of Grey thing is just not gonna leave, is it? No, you will not see me in Fifty Shades of Grey. I’m so sorry.”
Keira Knightley: In a December 2012 Q&A with MTV, Keira shot down any possibility of her getting cast in the role — despite her prior experience filming S&M scenes for A Dangerous Method. “You know, I normally don't like to give a definite about anything, [but] I can definitely say it will not be Fifty Shades of Grey,” she said.
Felicity Jones: British actress Felicity Jones stars opposite Chris Hemsworth in a Fifty Shades of Grey YouTube fan video. When asked if she’d actually be up for the part, Felicity dished to Metro News, “It all depends on the filmmaker and script, just like any other job. Anyway, I’ve heard there’s lots of campaigns by fans pushing other brunette actresses, but I guess I should thank this person who went to all that trouble.”
Krysten Ritter: Don’t trust the buzz related to the b— in Apartment 23. On the topic of whether she’s really being considered for Ana, Krysten told Wetpaint Entertainment, “It’s just a rumor.” However, she was quick to add, “It’s flattering to even have my name mentioned. I love that my fans thought of me for it.”