Emma Watson Latest Actor to Deny 'Fifty Shades' Role
Casting for the upcoming film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been the topic of speculation for months, yet not a single celebrity has confirmed whether they'll be taking on a lead role, meaning fans of the erotic trilogy can still only wonder who will portray Anasasia Steele or Christian Grey.
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The latest star to deny casting rumors is "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson. After hackers supposedly leaked confidential documents that named the starlet as the lead, Watson took to Twitter to deny any involvement — and sounded a bit insulted by the accusation.
"Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie?" asked Watson in a Tweet on Saturday, adding, "Like really. For real. In real life."
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Ok Emma, we get it…And by the sounds of what Hollywood is saying, we can also probably rule out the following:
Mila Kunis once said she was "not disinterested" in possibly taking a role, but fans shouldn't get their hopes up. "No, you will not see me in 'Fifty Shades of Grey,'" said the actress recently. "I’m so sorry."
During a recent interview on "Watch What Happens Live," Ian Somerhalder neither confirmed nor denied that he was seeking out the role of Christian Grey, yet he's expressed interest in the past.
At a press event for the 2012 film "Savages," actress Blake Lively was asked how she felt about possibly being considered for a role in the adaptation of "Fifty Shades," but until that point, Lively had never even heard of the book.
"TrueBlood" actor Alexander Skarsgard said last year that he "was born to play" the part of Christian Grey. A few months later, however, he claimed he hadn't read the books, or really thought much about further about taking on the role.
Former "Gilmore Girls" actress Alexis Bledel is a fan favorite frontrunner for the role, but couldn't confirm whether she's attached. " … Everyone in my life has asked me about it, because once something's online, a lot of people consider it to be factual in some way," said Bledel.
Fans have been gunning for "White Collar" actor Matt Bomer as the film's leading man, but in a February interview posted to BBC.com, Bomer claimed he had not been approached to play the part.