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July 29 2012

If you type “Emilia Clarke” into the Google news feed you will find a plethora of recent stories about Emilia playing Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James. With casting speculations reaching a fever pitch Emilia is getting even more buzz from the fans that before. I particularly like this post from Books & Review where they round up some of the recent Emilia/Ana news.

“Fifty Shades of Grey” fans are anxious to know who will play the two key roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the steamy film adaption of bestselling author E.L. James’ novel.

The steamy “Fifty Shades” trilogy (“Fifty Shades Darker” and “Fifty Shades Freed”) tells the story of 22-year-old recent college grad Anastasia Steele, who enters into a dominant/submissive sexual relationship with 27-year old sexy billionaire Christian Grey, through an “agreement,” and both explore the world of BDSM (bondage, dominance, submission, masochism).

Recently, Emma Watson has been the frontrunner to play the role of Anastasia, but now it looks like she has competition with “Games of Throne” actress Emilia Clarke.

Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryen in “Game of Thrones.” TheStir.CafeMom.com said that casting Clarke would be a great idea:

“The 25-year-old actress, who’s a natural brunette, definitely has the right look. She’s both innocent and sweet yet has the potential to be extremely badass. And speaking of asses, she has absolutely no problem with nudity, as she had multiple sex scenes with her on-screen husband. Needless to say, her body is smokin’!”

The Stir also said that she is also a “fantastic actress.” Since the film adaption will need high quality actors to pull it off, Clarke can prove the one. Also, she’s far lesser known that other actresses.

Gather Entertainment also described Clarke as “intriguing” and that she might be a better fit for the role because of her experience with darker themes explored in “Games of Thrones.”

“The naturally brunette beauty has done nude scenes on the show; she’s the right age for the role; and her face seems perfect for the part – at times she can look a bit awkward and silly, but she can also look rather sensual. This ability is definitely going to be needed to play Anastasia Steele since her goofy inner goddess’ inner monologue contrasts so starkly with her steamy sex scenes with Christian Grey,” Gather Entertainment described.

It was recently reported that Watson was in talks for the role of Anastasia, but this has not yet been confirmed.

Other stars associated with the role are “Gilmore Girls” star Alexis Bledel, “Pretty Little Liars” star Lucy Hale, “The Vampire Diaries” star Nina Dobrev, “Gossip Girl” and “Melrose Place” star Katie Cassidy, “Twilight” star Kristen Stewart (even though it was confirmed she will not be playing the part) and “Ted” star Mila Kunis.

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July 12 2012

Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James was at the San Diego Comic-Con today doing a book signing, and according to the Hollywood Reporter many fans came prepared to let E.L. know just who they pictured as the leads in the soon-to-be film adaptation of her book. Emilia once again proved to be one of the fans’ top choices for Ana Steele.

Waiting fans expressed definite opinions about who should play lead characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. Many came with prints outs of their choice or with photos on their phone, ready to lobby James.

A majority favored Matt Bomer (White Collar) or Ian Somerholder (Vampire Diairies) for Grey. Choices for Anastasia were all over the map. The single most popular choice was probably Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), with a few others mentioning former Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel.


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July 03 2012

This falls under total rumor and speculation, but according to Marie Claire Emilia is among the top three actress picks for the lead role of Anastasia Steele in the future Fifty Shades of Grey movies. Also in the running are Kristen Stewart, who’s character Bella Swan in Twilight was the original inspiration for Ana, and up-and-comer Emma Roberts. According to the article Ryan Gosling is the top pick to play the lead male role Christian Grey.

For those who aren’t familiar with the insanely popular erotic novels by E.L. James Fifty Shades of Grey is a book series about the romance between a dashing billionaire bachelor, Christian Grey, who just happens to be into S&M and a young inexperienced college student, Anastasia Steele. Ana starts out timid and unsure of herself and slowly progresses through the books to be confident and fierce. Sound familiar?

I’m not sold that this is any more than a rumor stemming from the constant buzz Emilia is getting from fans who want her in the role, as evidenced by this recent poll on Digital Spy where Emilia won out as fan favorite over Lucy Hale, Kristen Stewart, and others.

Still, I think Emilia would make a perfect Ana, and I agree with the fans at Digital Spy, Ian Somerholder would make one fine Christian Grey. What do you think? Who are your top picks?

Source: Marie Claire | Digital Spy

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