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As we noted last week with the release of that rather risque trailer for Sofia Coppola's "The Bling Ring," Emma Watson's stepping far away from the Hermione Granger pedestal built by her "Harry Potter" days, and she's doing a darn fine job of convincing us she doesn't always have to be the squeaky clean good girl on-screen a la "The Perks of Being a Wallflower."
But, folks, Miss Watson wants to put an end to all those pesky "Fifty Shades of Grey" rumors right here and now. Things ain't gettin' that wild in the career of Emma Watson, k?
She took to Twitter over the weekend to put the kibosh on the rumor that she'd play the S&M-loving Ana Steele for the "Twilight" fan fic-turned-guilty pleasure reading phenom.
"Who here actually thinks I would do 50 Shades of Grey as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life," she wrote. So, yeah, she doesn't want none of that, thanks. As she later added, "Good. Well that's that sorted then."
Watson is but the latest in a string of actors vetted for the high dollar optioned flick. Poor Ian Somerhalder almost can't have an interview anymore without the dead horse subject coming up, and goodness knows there are those who want nothing more than to see Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart portray the derivations of their characters. Heck, even Angelina Jolie's been thrown in the mix for crying out loud. Anyone and everyone, people.
Interestingly enough, this isn't the first time Emma Watson's had to publicly address the "50 Shades" rumor mill. Back in July, 2012 she told Entertainment Weekly, "I haven’t read the book, I haven’t a read a script, nothing. There are so many movies you become attached to when I’ve literally never even received a phone call ... 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."
When it comes to this film rumor, however, enough seems to be quite enough. As Christian Grey might condone, whippah!