Grey Swan: Did Mila Kunis Just Snag the Starring Role in 'Fifty Shades'?

Mila Kunis/Photo © S. Bukley/Shutterstock
Mila Kunis/Photo © S. Bukley/Shutterstock

Was all that recent noise about Emma Watson just empty bluster? Word around town says that Mila Kunis has first dibs on the coveted role of Anastasia Steele in "Fifty Shades of Grey." The news story cites her "girl next door" appeal, which is sort of apt, although I figure she already sort of sacrificed that persona on the altar of "Black Swan" -- which was itself a pretty good warm-up for the sort of sexual content she'll be expected to go along with, if cast.

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  • caleb

    If the role is offered to Mila, I hope she will not take it if full nudity is required.

  • martin

    I think Ashton will get jealous of her rising star and cheat on her with a Brittney type girl like with Demi.

  • Becky

    Perfect Anastasia is Emilia Clarke, innocent look and a YOUNG fresh face.

  • Danielle

    I dont think she is right for the role at all. I dont see Ana in her. Ana has an innocents to her. Mila doesnt seem to have that appeal. But thats my opinion.

  • kerry greysessed

    no way, perfect ana is alexis bledel x

  • rachel

    N-O way! she's not fitted for the role.. na-ah!

  • Tina

    Alexis Bleidel is perfect

  • Mila Kunis is the perfect my opinion!! If this article is true and not more media nonsense I wish her the best.

  • Robin

    I have read the trilogy and I can't picture her in that role. I think Emma Watson is the better choice so far.

    • LI Mom of 2

      Mila's too beautiful, even without makeup. AND she doesn't exude the innocence Ana has.
      I WAS hoping that Emma Watson was in the running. I was even thinking Amanda Cosgrove.
      I didn't know who Alexis or Emmy were, so I looked them up. Yup, either one would do well, but I think Emmy's got the edge because she's a better balance of what the character SHOULD look like, and what the public will want to look at.

      Has the discussion started yet as to who should play Christian? 🙂 Lemme just throw some guys out there:
      *Matt Bomer ("White Collar," "Magic Mike." Has the perfect eyes. My personal hope and first choice. 6 feet tall.)
      *Ryan Gosling (Oh. My. Gosh. No intro necessary. My second choice, because he's not 'cold' enough. 6'1".)
      *Chris Hemsworth ("Star Trek," "Thor/Avengers." 3" taller than Ryan. My third suggestion.)
      *Michael Ealy ("Common Law," "Underworld: Awakening," "Barbershop.") I KNOW no one thought of Christian as Black ---- I'm Black and I didn't!! --- remember that Christian & Mia were adopted. And he's already got the gray eyes. But I don't think Ealy'd look good with coppery hair 🙂

  • libby

    please let it be so! 😛

  • TMP


  • theres all these names flying round who is to play ana steele in fifty shades of grey movie wish thay decide who will play her getting eager and patient now just dont give it to kristen stewart be wierd with her in it

  • Zita

    My choice for Ana is Emmy Rossum. Perfect. Definately not Mila

  • Lj

    I think they should find someone new and not so exposed already. An not to mention she can't bebone skinny. If you have read the book Ana is itty bitty and she has to have full assets.

    • Lj

      Typo its supposed to say Ana is not itty bitty.

  • paula

    I hope not she's not a good actors for that role

  • christa

    Mila, do not look innocent enough.

  • Mila is too sexy for the role of Ana. What about Alexis Bledel?

  • Sunny

    No. Mila doesn't fit the part at all. I think it needs to be Alexandra Daddario or Emmy Rossum.

  • Ro

    OOOOO I HOPE I HOPE I HOPE SHE GETS IT!! can you please just make the movie now!!!!

  • Dora

    NOT, Scarlett Johansson would be beter choice 🙂 Mila doesn't fit to "good girl" and a wirgin 😀

    • G. Matheney

      Scalett johnson would be wonderful

  • eteri

    No, no, no. She is gorgeous of course, but in a very obvious way. Ana is a quiet beauty type, shy, clumsy and very innocent. Anyone who has seen Gilmore Girls or Sisterhood of Traveling Pants you will know Alexis Bledel is perfect for this role. No need to look further.

  • Lucy Hale would be perfect.

    • Remell jennings

      Lucy Hale Perfect fit for Ana!

    • My picks are Lucy Hale for Ana and Ian Somerhalder for Christian! They would look amazing together! she has the perfect innocent look and he the dark secretive look 🙂

  • I don't see her playing the roll of Ana. Ana has an innocent nature and face.

  • kimmy

    terrible choice.. they need to find an innocent person to play or at least someone who looks shy and innocent.... Less experience the bettet so that they can truly capture that "holy f@ck" feeling ana is constantly thinking in her head. The more innocent and less sexually experience the more believable it will be.

  • Kami

    Noooo not innocent enough.....Emmy Rossum. Emmy Rossum. Emmy Rossum. Emmy Rossum. Emmy Rossum. Emmy Rossum.Emmy Rossum should be the choice , big eyes, full lips , brunette , sweet and innocent.

  • Theresa

    I love Mila Kunis, but I really can't see her as Ana at all. She's too sexy and doesn't have the innocent look.

    I say Alexis Bledel all the way!!!

  • Belle

    For Anastasia should be Alexis Bledel, & Mr. Grey has to be Matt Bomer !!!!

  • Bria

    Scarlet Johansen.

  • Claudia

    I like Mila, but I think she lacks that innocent look. I'd definitely go with Alexis Bledel. First choice in my opinion. I think she can pull off all of Ana's looks and feels.

  • too hard looking She is pretty but not Anna

  • Asheley

    I would love to see Emma Stone and Ryan Gossling together again. That would be my dream as 50 and Anna.

  • ilaiza

    Alexis bedel is a better choice!

  • angie

    I personally think the actors for Ana and Christian should be unknown someone new to our movie screens.

  • ale

    Mila has nothing from Ana, I would love Emilia Clarke or Emma Stone or even a new unknown face. For Christian the perfect choice is Henry Cavill. Henry and Emilia could be the Top of the top.

  • Ashley Stumon

    No!!! Nina Dobrev is perfect!!! And Ian Somerhalder for Mr. Grey!!!

  • Tina

    Summer Glau would be an awesome Ana!!! She is not a big name actress and I think that is what this movie needs for Ana at least...Christian can be a big actor because he is such a powerful character anyways...

  • Eve

    Noooo please dont give her the part.. She wouldnt be able to pull it off. Personally I think Katharine McPhee should be considered for the part, I think she would make a great Anastasia Steele.

  • Ria

    It will always be Lucy Hale for Ana and Ian Somerhalder for Christian!!!!! perfect for the role!!!! 🙂

  • Alicia

    Ashley Greene as Ana!!!

  • mona muj

    I tink that the book talks about Anastasia,that she has long dark hair and blu eye,and Christian has nearly red hair and grey eye,I tink that Kristen S.and Robert P. are perfect for this role,she is young and has a inocent face,Patinson with his role in Cosmoploitan show that the role is perfect for him..they are also a couple,so what you think?

    • Zoot

      NO WAY. Kristen Stewart is no-where near a good enough actress for this role. She has one face - and would not be able to pull off Ana at all. And Rob Pattinson is not a good enough actor to do Christian, he doesn't have the power or charisma.
      And don't get me wrong, I love Twilight, but still think they are both average actors!

  • no i dont think mila kunis is the right person after reading thses books shes too old for one and not virginal

  • Linda B.

    Mila is definitely not right for Anastasia. Number way, no how does she have an innocence that is later transformed into a vixen. Number 2...she is homely and sleazy looking.

    • Brittney

      Movies can makeup props etc. can change the look, feel, etc. of anything!
      She can definitely play a vixen 100%,
      She is a good actress!!

  • Brittney

    MILA KUNIS should play Ana Steele!!!
    She is hot! All the guys love her!
    She is a good actress!!!

    TEAM MILA!!!!

  • Katrina

    I love Mila, but not for Ana. She is not at all what I would picture her to be.

  • tracy

    She could be Ana, with blue contacts

  • Tracey

    I think Rachel mcadams.
    She has the innocent/yet could be a deviant look??

  • RacheyLouise

    this mila does not look like the type she so doesnt look like a virgin like get someone that looks inosent and younger she would suit Elena more

  • Lærke Møller

    I know a lot of things can change by photoshop and so, but Ana has blue eyes, just saying 🙂

  • Maria

    Alexis Bledel is perfect for Anastasia role and Henry Cavill as Christian, he does have the character and the power and even his hear looks in the same way as Christian