Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Cast: Nina Dobrev Loses Anastasia Steele Role Over Ian Somerhalder Split

Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Cast: Nina Dobrev Loses Anastasia Steele Role Over Ian Somerhalder Split

Fifty Shades of Grey movie casting is down to the last few days and Nina Dobrev is out of luck since her breakup with Ian Somerhalder! Since that happened she has been firmly removed as a contender for the role of Anastasia Steele and it’s all because of her split with Ian.

Nina and Ian were initially the top fan choices when the project was first announced, and before fans discovered the likes of Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer for Christian Grey. They felt that because Nina and Ian were a gorgeous real-life couple, they would be able to convey the necessary chemistry between Christian and Ana in the film. Unfortunately, Nina and Ian broke up a couple of months ago and based on all the reports coming in from the Vampire Diaries set in Atlanta, they’re not really on speaking terms, or at least, not very good speaking terms.

Because Ian is still passionately pursuing the role of Christian Grey and the producers are at least considering him, Nina’s name has been firmly stricken off the list for Anastasia Steele. Sources say her name was never on the list to begin with, but if she wanted to read for the part, the filmmakers might have allowed it. However, Nina has no interest in the part, and her seemingly contentious relationship with Ian has ruined any chances if she did want the part.

Even without Nina, the fans have plenty of other choices. Alexis Bledel and Emilia Clarke are both top fan choices for Anastasia, but Emilia has filming commitments for Game of Thrones that might interfere with the filming schedule for Fifty Shades of Grey, which is aiming to film this fall/winter. Alexis hasn’t mentioned any interest in the film, but right now, she’s probably the only fan favorite actress who might actually audition for the part.

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  • A_carter

    EMILIA has filming commitments? What about Ian who is filming TVD all fall?! Emilia at least doesn’t have as long or as demanding of a film schedule. She’s a vital character but she doesn’t get as much screen time as others and her filming is usually lighter. They’ve already started filming GoT too, and we don’t know when this fall they’ll start Fifty, so it may not even interfere. They’d be able to work her into FSoG if they want her. Nina looks NOTHING like Anastasia anyway, therefore she wouldn’t have been right for the role anyway. Ian isn’t right for the part either!

  • RosieM80

    Nina doesn’t embody the character of Ana, and she doesn’t have Ana’s key features. They wouldn’t have filmed the movie together anyway. But, Ian is too old for this role and there are other actors out there that have all the right stuff. I say Henry Cavill and Emilia Clarke or Felicity Jones.

  • A_carter

    Actually i’ve read them 3 times each. I disagree he does not look like Christian. Christian is tall, has broad shoulders, muscular, masculine, and has chiseled features and etc. to me that screams Henry Cavill who is also extremely charismatic, charming and intimidating. Ana even describes him as a Greek God. Ian isn’t tall for a guy, he doesn’t have a broad frame or is very muscular, and is more on the feminine side than the masculine side. I don’t dislike Ian, I just don’t think he’s right for this character. He has light eyes, but that’s about it. I’d prefer someone closer to Christian’s age anyway as Ian doesn’t look young enough either.

    • Lisa

      I agree. Ian doesn’t fit the bill like Henry does.

  • A_carter

    I never said he was feminine because of his frame. And we’ll just have to agree to disagree because I don’t get what you’re saying at all, to be honest. I don’t think he can do this movie the justice it deserves and for CG I still think he’s too old. I watch TVD and his character is early 20s I believe, and makeup cant even make him look that young. You can only put on so much until it’s obviously present. Plus, he has next season to film all fall. Just because Ian has been so vocal about wanting this role doesn’t mean it’s what the team wants. Tons of actors are up for this part, even unknowns we don’t know about . Ian is not the only one, he has serious competition and I’d think they wouldn’t go with the cliched choice Ian’s become with this role.