Okay Renegade Chicks and Fifty Shades fans, we have more work to do. You recently cast your votes and voiced your opinion on who you think should play Mr. Christian Grey. Now it’s time to hold an open casting call for our heroine, and “sex mad and insatiable,” Anastasia Steele. Author E.L. James describes Ana as “a pale, brown-haired girl with blue eyes too big for her face,” but we also know that she’s clumsy and shy, while at the same time tenacious enough to be able to keep up with our dear Fifty Shades. Once again, People.com has nominated a panel of leading ladies to play Ana, and while I agree with some, I had to add a few of my own. Here is our roster of candidates to play Ms. Ana Steele (clockwise from top left):
Shailene Woodley – plays Amy Juergens in the TV series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and starred in the 2011 movie, The Descendants.
Emmy Rossum – starred in movies such as Mystic River and The Day After Tomorrow. Rossum currently plays Fiona Gallagher in the outrageous TV series, Shameless. However, will fans of the Showtime hit I be able to see her as anyone other than Fiona?
Felicity Jones – look for her in movies such as Hysteria, Like Crazy, Chalet Girl and The Tempest
Rooney Mara – I know, I know, the first thought that comes to mind is the harsh Lisbeth Salander look that she’s maintained well after The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo finished filming. But please remember her as in the photo above and concede to the fact that she has definitely proven her talent.
Alexis Bledel – You probably remember her as Rory Gilmore in the CW series, Gilmore Girls. She also had roles in the 2005 Tarantino film, Sin City, as well as The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. No one can deny Bledel matches Ana’s description pretty spot on.
Ellen Page – You probably remember her in Juno, as the pragmatic teen who finds herself in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy, but rest assured that she has come a long way since then, starring in films such as Smart People, Inception and To Rome with Love.
Other leading lady contenders include: Olivia Wilde, Minka Kelly, Evan Rachel Wood, Elizabeth Olsen, Rachel Bilson and Emma Stone. Vote below for your favorite actress to play Ana Steele or leave a comment nominating who you think should be considered.