Ashley Benson is the latest celebrity to express an interest in the movie adaptation of “50 Shades of Grey,” a book based on the popular “Twilight” series.
The book evolved from a “Twilight” fanfiction, leading many fans to hope that Robert Pattinson and Kristin Stewart would play leading characters Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, according to The Huffington Post.
Stewart, however, was barely able to read a paragraph of the book on MTV, when Josh Horowitz asked her to read an excerpt. She also stated that:
“I haven’t read the book yet — so I don’t know.”
Ashley Benson, the 22-year-old “Pretty Liars” star is trying to break away from her “good girl” persona, by working on edgy films like “Spring Breakers,” according to CeleBuzz. Benson told the site exclusively that:
“I’ve read every book. I want to play Anastasia…Kate is awesome. I like all the characters but Anastasia? I love her so much!”
Other stars who have expressed interest in the film, which The Huffington Post reports could become the next “Twilight” have include “Vampire Diaries” star Ian Somerhalder. According to The Huffington Post, Somerhalder told Ryan Seacrest that he would love to play the part of Christian Grey. He stated:
“It could be very, very amazing. I have the book and I just started reading it. That would be a pretty incredible thing, and hopefully that could pan out. Beyond the shadow of a doubt, I think that would be a phenomenal opportunity!”
Alexander Skarsgard, who plays a sexy vampire on “True Blood” would also love to play Grey who, according to the book, has an estate that includes a “red room of pain.” The Huffington Post reports that Skarsgard stated during a press junket for new film “Battleship”:
“Where do I sign? He’s got a sex chamber? My character [Eric Northman] has that on ‘True Blood.’ He’s got his little dungeon. I was born to play that part.”
Check out Ian Somerhalder’s interview about playing in “50 Shades of Grey” here: