Will Emma Watson Star in “50 Shades” Movie? The “Harry Potter” Actress Clears Up the Rumors

So apparently, in contrast to some widespread reports that have been in the news the past few days, Emma Watson’s inner goddess will not be doing the merengue on screen anytime soon. The former “Harry Potter” actress took to Twitter over the weekend to deny, once and for all, that she is not in fact starring in the upcoming adaptation of the erotic novel, “50 Shades of Grey.”

The hubbub began March 7th when a Twitter account with ties to hacktivist group Anonymous posted document s from German film studio Constantin, alleging that the 22-year-old actress had snagged the controversial leading role of Anastasia Steele. While the starlet has long been on a short list of popular, young faces that could ideally fit the part, she has always maintained that she is not linked to the project; in her own words, “I haven’t read the book, I haven’t read the script, nothing.”

Thanks to investigations by Gossip Cop, it has now become apparent that Watson is not confirmed, she is simply one of the choice few the studios wish to snag for the uber-popular adaptation. Miss Emma, however, who has never exactly shied away from setting the record straight, took to Twitter herself on Sunday to clear up any misconceptions. “Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life,” the actress quipped. “Good. Well that’s sorted then.”

Well, for all those that were still holding out hope, praying that maybe Watson was simply playing coy about being cast, I think it’s time to say “Laters, baby.” Even if she is on a short list of dream actresses for the role of Ms. Steele, Watson doesn’t seem to have any desire to be involved and even seems a bit peeved her name is being attached to such silliness. It’s not like with other rumored actors, like Ian Somerhalder, who have denied involvement but expressed interest nonetheless in the past. She genuinely appears disinterested in the project, and hey, I think we can all respect that. (Although watch her do an about-face and warm up to the idea, and I’ll be eating these words).

With no real, concrete developments in sight for the movie, we’re in for continued speculation for the time being (which is pretty fun anyway). Currently the film is set to be unleashed on the eagerly anticipating masses in the summer of 2014, which means that more information should be flowing soon as they will have to nail down a director and cast in order to make their deadline. We’ll keep you posted on any naughty news updates for what will surely be a scandalous flick!

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