Twilight may have served as inspiration behind the Fifty Shades of Grey books, but E.L. James has been clear against the casting of Twilight couple Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in the roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele – but it looks like another Twilight babe is eyeing up the much wanted role. At the moment, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale may be one of the fan favorites to take the role of Anastasia Steele, but Ashley Greene is gaining popularity for the casting of Anastasia Steele. Greene certainly has her eyes on the part and has been doing her research. In a recent interview she talked about reading the books.“I feel I kind of had to, it’s now popular culture and they’re making it into a film. I’m not finished with all of them, but I’m on the third book.”
There is no doubt that Greene would suit the role, “Greene certainly has the beautiful, wide-eyed looks and innocent nature needed for the part,” said the online magazine The Examiner on her casting as Anastasia Steele. However, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is the hottest project in Hollywood right now, so it’s not surprising to find there is a lot of competition for the role of Anastasia. At the moment, the fan favorite is Alexandra Daadario, where one fan said “I think Alexandra Daddario is the perfect Ana. She has the long brown hair, alabaster skin, blue eyes too big for her face & pouty lips. She has an innocent beauty requiring no makeup & can be played up sexy when need be.” Runner up in the fan poles includes Gilmore Girls’ Alexis Bledel whose name has been thrown about all over the place regarding the movie.
Then there is E.L. James’s own pick – Shailene Woodley. The Descendants actress caught the author of the Fifty Shades of Grey books’ eye, not only for her looks, but for her Golden Globe winning acting chops. Ashley may be going up the fan polls, but will this win her the most coveted role in Hollywood? Popular picks for the role of Christian Grey include The Notebook star Ryan Gosling as the fan favorite with Ian Somerhalder running not too far behind. The author is staying silent on the topic of casting of the S&M loving, sexy CEO Christian Grey. Every day, more and more actors and actresses are included on the list of candidates, making the competition fiercer than ever.