Emma Watson rules out playing Anastasia Steele in Fifty Shades of Grey film 'for real'
Emma Watson has denied rumours that she will star in the upcoming adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.
The 22-year-old Harry Potter actress asked her 5.8 million Twitter followers: “Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life.”
She later posted “?” followed by “Good. Well that’s that sorted then.”
Rumours that the star was due to play Anastasia Steele, the love interest of the book’s protagonist Christian Grey, were leaked by celebrity hackers Anonymous. The group managed to break into the database of German film studio Constantin, whose records reported to show that Watson was attached to the upcoming film.
If Watson were to star in Fifty Shades of Grey, a book better known for being “Mummy porn”, it would mark a departure from her former roles as teacher’s pet Hermoine Granger in Harry Potter and the strong-minded Sam in Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Last week it was reported that Watson has also turned down the title role in Kenneth Branagh’s Disney reworking of Cinderella.
Keira Knightley has also ruled herself out of playing Anastasia Steele. “You know, I normally don’t like to give a definite about anything [but] I can definitely say [my next film] will not be Fifty Shades of Grey,” she told MTV in December.
Final Top Gear reviewTV
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Humans of New York image of crying gay teen receives best response yet from Ellen DeGeneres
- 2 What supermodels really think about posing in the nude
- 3 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 4 Black teen in critical condition after store employee 'shoots him for stealing 79-cent pack of cookies'
- 5 Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
This is surely the best way to watch Jaws
Amy Winehouse film director: 'I wanted to show the fun, bright-eyed girl we didn't know'
James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
Chris Moyles reportedly set to make radio comeback with new breakfast show on XFM
Contemporary art is a fraud, says top dealer
More Britons believe that multiculturalism makes the country worse - not better, says poll
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Osborne to cap family benefits at £23,000 – announced ahead of his post-election Budget
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture