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A few weeks ago rumors stated that actress Emma Watson was up for a role in the book-to-film adaptation of E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey, and although those were deemed false, Watson now says she’d consider the project.

“The thing is I haven’t read any of the book because I haven’t read a script so it’s quite difficult to know what I’m turning down potentially but I hear it’s quite raunchy,” she said to The Sun while promoting her latest film, The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

“I mean if there’s interesting character development and there’s an interesting story then I would consider it – but I haven’t been offered anything.”

Watson’s playing fair since she hasn’t read the book, and this is in no way an indication that producers will approach her for a role (presumably as the lead female Anastasia).

Is it in the actress’ best interest to avoid even considering the project? We think that her involvement could lend some major credibility to an adaptation.

Fifty Shades of Grey‘s author E.L. James is actively working on a film adaptation with producers who had taken on The Social Network. New Girl star Max Greenfield recently said he wants a role in the film. Meanwhile, the book continues to surge in sales. In August Amazon U.K. announced that the book surpassed Harry Potter in all-time sales.

  • Samuel

    “I mean if there’s interesting character development and there’s an interesting story then I would consider it” – so she’s not going to consider it then. I hope that once she reads the script – which is, I presume, as badly written as the book – she’ll decide against the role.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Maria-Wang/542480760 Maria Wang

      i know, what is this thing with badly written books being so popular these days?

      • Adr1s

        Simple stories for simple minds my dear Maria, if you give them more complex stories it might burst their brain.

  • KleppMelk

    Well, as long as Watson is only interested in good character development we can feel safe about her not taking the role if it was ever offered to her. Thank Zeus!

  • chris

    Emma has never said she wouldn’t or would do all. For the past 3 months she has ALWAYS said she’s never read the book, got a script, or even a phone call. It’s every news source that takes the smallest comment and blows them to such mamouth proportions. What I take away most about what Emma has said the past few months is that she STILL hasn’t even read the books yet or knows a lot about it, that’s telling in itself.

  • ane_drew

    I see Emma as the kind of person who’ll read a “really good” book whether she’s been given the script for the adaptation of one or not. To me, the fact that she hasn’t even tried reading it already says a lot. Seems like she’s just being fair, not judging the book openly and rejecting outright the possibility of being involved in it. Having said that, I think it’s safe to say that she won’t take any role in this movie even if she’s read the book/script. But that’s just me. :)

  • d3erudite

    I got avengers and Casual vacancy then I find out Emma Watson might be in an erotic movie? BEST DAY EVER!

  • d3erudite

    I would’ve rather had Jackie Emerson be the Anastasia

  • upper_westsider

    I have no idea if Emma would take the role, but I’m sure the film producers would love to have her. But come on, this story came from “The Sun”. I doubt this “interview” even happened.

  • Sam

    “I mean if there’s interesting character development and there’s an interesting story then…” LOL she has no idea. Fifty Shades and ‘character development’ don’t go together

  • Hermoanie

    I will for sure be seeing this if she is in it and i think that the books are stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/JennaDickes Jenna Dickes

    Hermione to Bella #2 would be a very sad thing to see happen to such a good actress.

  • gaby

    Didn’t she say once that she liked “strong female characters that didn’t wait around to be saved” or something like that? If she’s offered the role and does her research about it (as we can safely assume whe would) I think she’d probably have to say no thank you.

  • Hazel Vera

    I think I’m the only one freaking about “New Girl star Max Greenfield recently said he wants a role in the film.” I have the softest spot for Greenfield. But not as Grey. Maybe as Taylor or Jose :P

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