8 Actresses Who Almost Played Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades

by - februarie 14, 2015

Shailene Woodley

Shailene was asked to audition for the film, but turned down the chance. She explained her decision by saying, “It’s because I had already done Divergent and I knew there was no way I wanted to do multiple franchises at the same time, because that’s crazy, so I didn’t see the point in it.”

Alicia Vikander

Alicia was another one of the director's favorites, Variety reports.

Elizabeth Olsen

When rumors surfaced that Elizabeth was in the running to play Anastasia Steele, all she had to say was, "No! No! No!"

Emma Watson

Despite being an early fave to play Ana, the HP actress shot down rumors of ever actually being attached to the film. She told EW, "I haven’t read the book, I haven’t a read a script, nothing! There are so many movies you become attached to when I've literally never even received a phone call."

Felicity Jones

Digital Spy reported that at 30, Felicity was too old to play college-student Anastasia.

Imogen Poots

In the summer of 2013, Variety reported that Imogen was one of director Sam Taylor-Johnson's favorites to play Anastasia.

Nina Dobrev

Following rumors that Ian Somerhalder was considered to play Christian, fans immediately began talking about the idea of Nina also starring in the film. While TVD fans were totally on board for this to happen, Nina wasn't. She told MTV, "I think it would be better [if] either he should get it or I should get it," but not both together.

Lucy Hale

The PLL actress DID audition, on the other hand, but wasn't a fan of the audition process. She told Cosmopolitan, "That audition was so uncomfortable! It’s exactly what you thought it would be: a big monologue but very, very sexual. There were some things that I was so embarrassed to be reading out loud, but it’s one of those things where you have to commit wholeheartedly or you’re going to make a fool of yourself." Hm, maybe it's best that she didn't end up getting this role!

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  1. Ar fi fost interesant ca Ian Somerhalder să fie Christian Grey, nu că aş avea ceva cu Jamie Dornan, dar Ian e în sufletul meu. ♥ Însă Ninei Dobrev nu i-ar fi stat bine ca Anastastia.
    Biata Lucy Hale! A fost stânjenitor pentru mine doar să citesc cartea, îmi imaginez ce întrebări i-au pus.
    Şi... Emma Watson poate că ar mers, nu ştiu. Deşi nu pare genul ei de rol, zic eu.

  2. Cred ca sunt perfecti actorii alesi pana la urma. Adica, eu una nu as mai fi putut sa ma uit la Nina sau la Lucy cu aceeasi ochi dupa film :)) Hihi.

  3. Sinceră să fiu, nu-mi pot imagina alt Christian decât Jamie. Unele actriţe cum ar fi Shailene, Emma, Lucy, Nina, Imogen sau Alicia nu mi se par deloc potrivite pentru rol. Plus că unele cum ar fi Shailene şi Emma îmi plac mult şi nu m-aş putea uita la un film de genul cu ele două :)) Mai ales cu Emma. Hermoine alături de care am crescut. Felicity e drăguţă şi ar merge în rolul Anastasiei, dar o prefer pe Dakota. Sunt buni actori ăştia care au fost aleşi :)))