Krysten Ritter's 'down' for '50 Shades' movie
January 3rd, 2013
04:44 PM ET

Krysten Ritter's 'down' for '50 Shades' movie

The armchair casting for "Fifty Shades of Grey" has covered nearly every actor in Hollywood, but there's a new name to add to the list: Krysten Ritter.

The 31-year-old has been at the center of a new round of wishful thinking after she replied positively to a suggestion from a fan that she should land the role of the submissive Anastasia Steele.

If the film's studio, Universal, came knocking, Ritter already knows what her answer would be.

"Thanks! I would be down," Ritter tweeted with a wink.

The actress, who's been showing her comedic side with ABC's "Don't Trust the B-- in Apt. 23," joins a list of other raven-haired stars whose names have been thrown into the hat for the part, including Lucy Hale, Kristen Stewart and Felicity Jones.

Thus far, however, Universal has stayed pretty quiet on its adaptation of the erotic best-seller since it announced that writer Kelly Marcel will compose the screenplay.

What do you think - would you want to see Ritter star as Steele in the "Fifty Shades" movie?

Filed under: Celebrities • television

soundoff (50 Responses)
  1. Stan

    They should make it with puppets.

    January 30, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. 50 from JN

    like this exit better...more current

    January 27, 2013 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |
  3. more current version

    she has a gown like this too...

    January 27, 2013 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
  4. this is the one he may walk for...

    its the 50 shades of grey actress...yep she's the one i know it...

    January 27, 2013 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. matters to janine


    January 27, 2013 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. No pam muncher ho's aloud

    great show...and yes this is the won....hahahaha

    January 27, 2013 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  7. likedaughterlikemother

    And this matters because? She's put herself in the ring. No one has expressed any interest in her. Why is this on any site related to CNN, a formerly reputable news organization. By the way, I'm up for it too. If anyone asks.

    January 26, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  8. MrApplesauce

    I vote no one and the movie never gets made.

    January 25, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  9. how about

    eg and dave–

    January 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Sam Handwich

    There are not enough words in the English language to express my indifference as to which actors will be chosen to appear in a movie version of the "50 Shades" books.

    January 25, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Gerry

    I think it should be Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling....I could only see them while reading the book

    January 22, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Trendy is in...

    everyone is trendy nowadays...being trendy adds pizzazz to life.

    January 18, 2013 at 12:53 pm | Report abuse |

    No, no way, too trendy, too goth essence... Ashley Greene or Emilia Clarke

    January 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  14. guys really would you bang this ho?

    oh yea...she's alone again.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Report abuse |
  15. none of them are your real name..

    we know this.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Notmy Realname

    Alessandra Torresani, from the TV show Caprica.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  17. please

    hello? jelly donut?

    January 12, 2013 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  18. Joe Camel

    Hey you guys know that 20 children were slaughtered about a month ago right? Because of a culture where people take things like this seriously? Just checking. Now wash your hands.

    January 12, 2013 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  19. Leslie

    She is the opposite of sweet innocent Anna! Not a good choice!

    January 10, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  20. EJ fan

    I think Kristen Stewart would be better suited for Anastasia. For Christian I really think they should get EJ from Days of our LIves!!!

    January 9, 2013 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
    • ME to

      I couldn't agree more with your idea to have James Scott (ej) play Christian! He would do wonderfully and i would actually want to see the movie then!

      January 27, 2013 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
  21. empresstrudy

    I just don't see the appeal of a PG-13 'porn' movie.

    January 8, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  22. ha.

    could give a dam about 42 ... never did.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  23. check her out


    January 6, 2013 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  24. Jo

    Figures. She's to beautifull, the chacter is supposed to be pretty, pleasant to look at. They will screw it up. Of course, the movie is nothing but porn, so I don't even know how they'll pull it off.

    January 4, 2013 at 7:51 pm | Report abuse |
  25. dorothy brown

    krystin ritter has a pretty face but not to play ana steele

    January 4, 2013 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  26. in honor of that....

    nail's, mani and pedi and rollers and pizza

    January 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  27. JVazquez

    Lady Gaga for Anastasia!

    January 4, 2013 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Ethne Denham

    I think that if one more of you mentions Kristen Stewart for 50 Shades, my computer, Kindle, Ipad and smartphone are going to explode in disgust.

    January 4, 2013 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kristin Johnston

      The character of Ana was based off the actress Kristen Stewart. YES Kristen Stewart and her real life boyfriend Rob Pattinson was used to base the character of Christian.

      January 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Susan - Canada

      I don't like that actress...she's so aloof in all of her interviews and the continuous running of her hands in her hair drives me nuts...I would go for Anne Hathaway...but of course with longer hair.

      January 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Liv

    No. She is the opposite of Ana. Krysten would be a good Leila.

    January 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Amjet

    @ K Fan...I don't know how much experience she has but she certainly has a submissive look, more so than Ritter.

    January 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  31. NanaB

    It saddens me that someone would even think about making this mediocre book into a movie. Mommie Porn a.k.a. Badly written novel. Perhaps the author should spend her time rewriting the book to make it a passable piece of fiction.

    January 4, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Kelly

    She should not be cast as Anastasia. She probably could pull off the Leila character.

    January 4, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Michael

    I dont know who this woman is.

    January 4, 2013 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Lauren

    she's not anastasia but she could totally play the role of the crazy x-submissive Lyla

    January 4, 2013 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  35. Tiffso

    I say Alexis Bledel or Felicity Jones for the role the other two mentioned in the article are straight hells no

    January 4, 2013 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  36. doreen

    she was recently interviewed on tv all "concerned" about what her young daughter views on social media yet she plays a "loose" woman on her show and now 50 shades. what a hipocrit

    January 4, 2013 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. Cranston Lamont

    Krysten Ritter's not a bad actress, but doesn't she come across as a little too sophisticated and confident to play Anastasia? I'd suggest a young actress named Troia Bellisario who's currently being (IMO) underutilized in "Pretty Little Liars."

    January 4, 2013 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  38. Iexploreexec.

    we'll get you bright and shiney soon.

    January 3, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. K Fan

    They should cast Krystle Luther

    January 3, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Itsme

    Horrible. Ana is not "funny", she's shy, doesn't know much about the world, and intellegent. Is that what you think of when you see this lady? as far as her work todate? there is nothing in her resume that would lead me to believe she could even remotedly pull this off.

    January 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |

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