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If you recognize a bunch about Fifty Shades of Grey and its two sequels, chances are you’ll already know the movie franchise went by way of a really lengthy record of potential stars earlier than touchdown on Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. The truth is, Fairly Little Liars and extra just lately Katy Keene star Lucy Hale as soon as auditioned for the position properly earlier than she actually even understood a few of the BDSM-related language the books and flicks made well-known.
The truth is, whereas doing promotion for her new film A Good Woman Like You, the actress revealed that she did audition for Fifty Shades of Grey, although it was a bit weirder than she anticipated. Though she did level out the casting group wasn’t having her truly learn from dialogue that confirmed up within the motion pictures, however quite sexually edgy dialogue that might have the identical really feel as E.L. James’ work on the massive display screen.
It wasn’t precise scenes from the film, however it was a really sexually ahead monologue. And I did not actually even know what I used to be saying. I used to be a bit of naïve about all of it. However sure, I did audition. I did. Clearly did not get the half. Nevertheless it was good for me as a result of it scared the crap out of me to do an audition like that.
The audition ended up making her a bit of uncomfortable, although she advised the AP elsewhere within the interview that she was fairly younger on the time she was auditioning to play Anastasia Steele. This could line up with the casting timeline, because it was means again in 2013 that Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam had been formally forged as Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. Hunnam later left the venture in favor of Jamie Dornan and filming commenced on Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015.
Whereas Fifty Shades as a franchise nonetheless feels pretty up to date given Fifty Shades Freed hit theaters again in 2018, it was truly fairly a very long time in the past that Common’s movie franchise began casting. If Lucy Hale had auditioned in 2013, she would have been round 24 years previous on the time and apparently the fabric was a bit of extra mature than what she was used to, which is sensible given throughout that point she was nonetheless starring within the teen drama Fairly Little Liars.
Beforehand Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson advised THR that what the ladies studying for Anastasia Steele had been studying got here from Persona, the 1966 movie from Ingmar Bergman. This squares with what Lucy Hale revealed in her current interview.
We gave each actress who got here in to learn 4 pages of a monologue from Ingmar Bergman’s Persona. It was a very lengthy piece to study, and it had a very advanced, emotional journey in simply that one passage. It meant that we might see fairly clearly who was able to taking a transition on this journey. Dakota got here in very early, and he or she was actually sturdy and actually centered. And I form of thought she was going to be Anastasia after which noticed just a few hundred different ladies to verify.
The film in query is a few lady having an id disaster and options backstories involving intercourse and abortions. Lots of girls learn the four-page monologue to prep for Fifty Shades of Grey, and Lucy Hale is in good firm together with Dakota Johnson, Alicia Vikander, Imogen Poots, Elizabeth Olsen and Shailene Woodley, who had been all on the shortlist for the gig.
In the end, Sam Taylor-Johnson stated Dakota Johnson was an “straightforward” decide for Anastasia Steele and Jamie Dornan later got here alongside and crushed the audition. Years later, Lucy Hale doesn’t appear too bent out of practice about lacking out on the position both. So, this appears to be a scenario of alls properly that ends properly. Or not less than, alls properly that ends within the Purple Room.