Sasha Grey, the Perfect Anastasia Steele?
50 Shades of Sasha Grey
The new 50 Shades of Grey favorite to play Anastasia Steele might be Emma Watson, but that hasn’t stopped everyone from continuing to suggest other actresses that would be perfect for the part.
Since 50 Shades features tons of sex, it would make sense to cast an actress who is comfortable stripping down and getting into awkward positions with male costars. Obviously Emma doesn’t have much experience here, but porn star Sasha Grey does.
Policymic has suggested Sasha as the ideal actress to play Ana—in addition to making a name for herself as an adult movie star, she’s managed to find mainstream success on the TV series Entourage. Her name is perfect, of course, and perhaps Sasha Grey getting cast would make more men interested in seeing the 50 Shades of Grey movie.
The biggest problem with Sasha is that she’s just not very innocent-looking —she’d have to undergo a major makeover to get the soft, inexperienced look needed to accurately portray Anastasia Steele.
And since no real sex will be going on during the shooting of the movie, it won’t be necessary to cast porn stars in it—the film will most likely end up being R-rated (PG-13 would be very surprising), so an actress willing to get nude is all that will be needed. Perhaps Sasha is better-suited for the porn star parody of 50 Shades that will surely get made.
But she’s not the only adult film star getting buzz—some have suggested popular porn star James Deen as the perfect man to portray Christian Grey.
So what do you think—would 50 Shades fans be turned-off by actual porn stars getting cast in the movie?