The Fifty Shades of Grey rumor mill continues to churn up names for the role of Anastasia Steele. One of the potential suitors for the shy, college alumni part that's been mentioned for the is The Vampire Diaries' Nina Dobrev.
While Dobrev clearly has the looks to attract the male audience, she can also transition with ease from naïve young woman to a hot and saucy Red Room of Pain participant. The 24-year-old had given her opinion on the coveted role to Wet Paint on Oct. 18.
"It depends on the script, always. If it's a good script, and a great director, then who knows," Dobrev explained.
Many of the erotica's loyalists are heavily favoring Gilmore Girl's Alexis Bledel for the highly acclaimed part. However, many others feel as though Dobrev would be a better fit if her real-life boyfriend/TV co-star Ian Somerhalder landed the role of Christian Grey.
According to The Celebrity Café, she had balked at the idea of playing in the future raunchy flick with Somerhalder.
"I don't know if that's a good idea. I think it's best for any of the actors on Vampire Diaries to kind of do their own things ... and create new characters. And as much as you try when you shoot a movie, if it's two of the same people, the fans will always see you as ... they'll see you as Elena and they'll see him as Damon if we do the film together," she said.
Some other notable actresses who appear to be fan favorites in the competition for Steele include Felicity Jones of The Worst Witch, Lucy Hale of Pretty Little Liars and Harry Potter's Emma Watson.
The Fifty Shades of Grey premise revolves around Steele, who gets herself involved in a dominant and submissive sexual relationship with the S&M-crazed billionaire Christian Grey. Through a mutual "agreement," the two delve into the world of bondage and masochism.
Screenwriter Kelly Marcel, who is in the midst of penning the film script, recently stated that the movie would be staying true to the book with lots of sex and raunchiness, as the producers are shooting for an NC-17 rating, according to a previous write-up in Style Magazine.
Although the producers have yet to attach a director to the franchise, the film is now slated for its big screen release in the summer of 2014.