Emma Watson Slams Her 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Casting Report

Emma Watson

'I haven't read the book, I haven't read a script, nothing,' so the Hermione Granger of the 'Harry Potter' film series claims when asked if she's really in talks to play Anastasia Steele.
Amid the swirling rumor of her possible casting for "Fifty Shades of Grey", Emma Watson has made it clear that she's never in talks to join the headline-grabbing steamy movie project. The "Harry Potter" actress insisted that she has never even read the much-talk-about erotic novel by E.L. James.

"I haven't read the book, I haven't read a script, nothing," the English actress told Entertainment Weekly. "There are so many movies you become attached to when I've literally never even received a phone call," she claimed before adding, "It was the same way with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - I never even saw a script!"

Emma thought that she needed to address the report since some of her friends and family kept asking her if she was really in talks to play Anastasia Steele or not. "I told them just because there are 60 articles on the Internet doesn't mean it's any less true than if there are there or four," the Paris-born star stated. "The thing is I'm not going to go out there every time someone attaches me to a film to say no or release a statement."

Rumors about Emma's casting as Ana has spun wildly in recent days. Showbizspy reported that the "My Week with Marilyn" actress was "the hot favorite to be chosen by producers Mike De Luca and Dana Brunetti." It was said that the 22-year-old beauty had "the right looks for the part" which combined "innocence" and "acting skills."

Included in the New York Times bestseller list, "Fifty Shades of Grey" centers on a 21-year-old college student Ana, who has an S&M relationship with a wealthy entrepreneur named Christian. Their relationship deepens in the book's sequels, "Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed".

As for Emma Watson, she will next be seen in "The Perks of Being a Wallflower". She recently finished shooting Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring" and is currently busy working on Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah".

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