In the ongoing Fifty Shades of Grey casting wars, Ashley Greene has reportedly made a mad dash from behind to upset a slew of beautiful and famous contenders for the coveted female lead. Greene has already bumped formidable competitors like Emma Watson and Mila Kunis from their positions in the casting queue, and in a recent Books & Review fan poll, she came in second to the acknowledged front runner, Gilmore Girls star, Alexis Bledel--who may not be the front runner for long. Has the world found, in Ashley Greene, the perfect Anastasia Steele? Possibly. The question is: Will Ashley Greene play Ana over Fifty Shades of Grey author, E. L. James' dead body?
Rumor has it that Greene is "gunning" for the role of Christian Grey's beautiful, virginal, and above all, submissive lady-love. Unlike, many of the other contenders, Greene has actually read the books--all three of them. And she's refreshingly honest about having done so. Furthermore, she's "the right age, body type, and (arguably) looks for the sexy casting role." There's only one potential problem, and it could be a big one. E.L. James might be opposed to Greene, who became famous playing the clairvoyant vampire, Alice Cullen, in the Twilight Saga. James has stated many times that she does not want Robert Pattinson or Kristen Stewart to play Christian and Ana, even though the roles were originally based on their Twilight Saga characters, Edward and Bella. Since the beginning, James has tried to "distance the Fifty Shades films from Twilight." Thus, she might object to any Twilight Saga star being cast in a lead role in the movie version of her novels. If so, then Greene will have a difficult uphill battle ahead of her.
So, there you have it. Do you think Ashley Greene would make a good Anastasia Steele? And if so, should she be allowed to play the part, regardless of her Twilight past?
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