'50 Shades of Grey' Movie Cast: Vanessa Lachey Dishes About Playing Anastasia, How the Book Got Her Through Her First Pregnancy [EXCLUSIVE]

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When Vanessa Lachey was pregnant last summer, she had some very saucy reading material. The Wipeout host revealed that she spent most of her pregnancy reading E.L. James' erotic trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey.

"I felt guilty. I was like, 'Should I be reading this?'" she told EnStars about the novel, which has been dubbed "mommy porn."

"I was obsessed with the book and read it when I was pregnant," Lachey told EnStars back in June. "Fifty Shades got me through my pregnancy. I spent a lot of time just reading, sitting on the couch and went through all those books quickly."

When asked if she'd ever consider auditioning for the leading role in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie, Lachey gushed about potentially playing Anastasia Steele, opposite Christian Grey.

"Any casting opportunity, I'd be honored. If my blessings would continue into a movie role, of course, I'd love to be a part of that franchise," she said.

No matter what happens, Lachey is "excited" to see who will land the coveted roles, admitting she'll be seeing the film when it rolls into theaters next August.

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The film adaptation of E.L. James' 50 Shades of Grey will be released on August 1, 2014.

Focus Features, the studio behind the racy flick, recently took to Facebook to make the highly coveted announcement, and the page featured the following announcement: "The global release of Fifty Shades of Grey will start in North America on Friday, August 1st, 2014 with opening dates around the world to be announced. The Focus Features domestic theatrical release will be in theaters nationwide. Universal Pictures International is releasing the movie in the rest of the world."

Sam Taylor-Johnson was recently recruited to direct the film.According to Deadline, Taylor-Johnson, who directed Nowhere Boy, which is about the Beetles' John Lennon, brought an end to the director search, which initially started in June 2012.

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The website also mentioned that Anna Karenina's Joe Wright was a top candidate to direct, but his schedule wasn't compatible with the films'.

"I am excited to be charged with the evolution of Fifty Shades of Grey from page to screen," Taylor-Johnson said in a statement. "For the legions of fans, I want to say that I will honor the power of Erika's book and the characters of Christian and Anastasia. They are under my skin too."

Casting rumors have centered around who will land the lead as S&M-crazed billionaire, Christian Grey. Man of Steel's Henry Cavill seems to easily be a top contender, along with actors Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling and The Vampire Diaries' Ian Somerhalder.

Although casting rumors have been swirling for months, no official casting decisions have been announced.

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