Good news for "Pretty Little Liars" co-stars Ashley Benson and Lucy Hale: There's at least one actress in Hollywood who isn't interested in playing Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey."
While both actresses have said they'd love to take on the steamy role of a recent college grad who falls in love with a billionaire with a penchant for BDSM, Selena Gomez isn't ready to get quite that racy.
The 19-year-old former "Wizards of Waverly Place" star is in the midst of transitioning to more adult roles, but says breaking out the whips and chains is getting ahead of herself.
"I know I'm taking risks but I don't think I could do that," she told MTV News, when asked if she was interested in being cast in the film. "That would be a little too much for me."
It was Gomez's Funny or Die parody, "Fifty Shades of Blue," which premiered online last month, that sparked rumors the former Disney starlet was throwing her hat into the ring for the role. But Gomez admits when FoD approached her about the skit she knew nothing about the best-selling S&M trilogy. "I started to read it and was like, 'oh this is spicy.' I thought it was good, it was intriguing," she said.
The actress and pop star is still prepping herself for the reaction she thinks people will have to her upcoming movie "Spring Breakers."
"People will be a little shocked, I think," she told MTV News at Macy's Herald Square, while promoting her eponymous fragrance. "I'm a little nervous about it, but honestly it's a right step for me. I'm really proud of it."
Gomez may not be interested in playing Anastasia Steele, but competition for that role and the role of leading man Christian Grey is going to be intense.
"Vampire Diaries" star Ian Somerhalder has made it clear he wants to play Christian, telling Ryan Seacrest, "I absolutely would be up for that. It could be very, very amazing." He recently continued his campaign for the part via Twitter.
"@BretEastonEllis -Id so love to be ChristianGrey w/you&Angelina Jolie. Ive only waited 10 years to do a movie w/u.Im grown up now-no worries," Somerhalder tweeted at writer Bret Easton Ellis, who isn't officially attached to the film.
Who should play Christian and Anastasia?
Armie Hammer as Christian Grey
Copper hair, strong build, steely gray eyes ... Armie Hammer would make the perfect Christian Grey. He's 25, just the right age to pull off 27-year-old Grey's air of success and boyish charm, and he can go from serious and sexy smirk in a second.<br /> <i> Backups: Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Chris Pine, Henry Cavill</i>
Elizabeth Olsen as Anastasia Steele
Olsen breakout role in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" proved she can play frightened and confused like a pro. But it's her piercing blue eyes that seal the deal -- darken her hair a few shades, and she is not-so-innocent recent college grad Ana.<br /> <i>Backups: Dakota Fanning, Saoirse Ronan, Alexis Bledel, Emma Stone</i>
Evan Rachel Wood as Kate Kavanagh
Ana's inquisitive roommate Kate has strawberry blonde hair and a fierce attitude. Wood often plays older than her 24 years, but would make a believable mature recent college grad with sex appeal. <br /><i>Backups: Carey Mulligan, Mia Wasikowska, Blake Lively, Ari Graynor</i>
Michael Trevino as Jose Rodriguez
Young photographer and college student Jose adores Ana and desperately wants to be more than just friends, but the arrival of Christian Grey solidifies his place as a pal. "The Vampire Diaries'" Trevino has proven he can play tortured, and his good looks make him a nice threat for Mr. Grey. <br /><i> Backups: Taylor Lautner, Penn Badgley, Mark Salling</i>
Michael Keaton as Ray Steele
Ana's stepdad Ray is ex-military and likes the simpler things in life, like baseball and fishing, but he's got a soft spot for his little girl. Ray's role isn't huge, but Keaton could easily pull off playing the reserved, protective pop. <br /><i> Backups: Ed Harris, Bryan Cranston, Jeffrey Dean Morgan</i>
Mary Steenburgen as Carla
Ana's mom Carla is a hopeless romantic, but also fairly unlucky in love. Ray was her second husband who Ana stayed to live with when she ran off with #3. Now on #4, she's hoping her daughter won't make the same mistakes. <br /><i>Backups: Patricia Clarkson, Marcia Gay Harden, Teri Hatcher</i>
Jimmy Smits as Jose Rodriguez Sr.
Jose's dad and Ana's dad Ray were old army buddies, reunited when their kids became friends at college. Jose Sr. also desperately wants Ana and his son to get together, and Smits can play convincing in his sleep. <br /><i> Backups: Danny Trejo, Edward James Olmos</i>
Susan Sullivan as Grace Trevelyan-Grey
Christian's mother Grace -- a pediatrician who adopted him at the age of 4 -- is smart, sweet and very high society. Sullivan's poise would be perfect, but it's her ability to play sadness and fierce maternal instincts that would come in handy. <br /><i>Backups: Susan Sarandon, Joan Allen</i>
Stellan Skarsgard as Carrick Grey
Carrick is a successful lawyer and businessman who makes his family's best interests a top priority. He's soft spoken, but still has presence -- Skarsgard's soulful eyes would definitely come in handy for the more emotional moments. <br /><i>Backups: Harrison Ford, Victor Garber</i>
James Franco as Elliot Grey
Christian's older adopted brother, Elliot, is a good time guy and a real ladies man -- Franco could pull off both -- who's always giving his little brother a hard time for his single status ... until Christian meets Ana. <br /><i> Backups: James Marsden, Zach Gilford</i>
Lucy Hale as Mia Grey
Christian's little sister Mia has always been the only woman who can give him a hard time and get away with it. Lucy Hale could play the energetic brunette in a second. <br /><i>Backups: Leighton Meester, Emmy Rossum, Nina Dobrev</i>
Christopher Meloni as Taylor
Christian Grey's most trusted security man, Taylor is ex-FBI and the strong, silent type ... but he reserves a smile here and there for Ana. <br /><i>Backups: David Morse, Bruce Willis</i>
Helen Mirren as Mrs. Jones
Christian's housekeeper Mrs. Jones is also a mother figure of sorts, keeping his swanky penthouse home tidy, cooking all meals and keeping the refrigerator stocked with his favorites. <br /><i>Backups: Cybill Shepherd, Jane Seymour, Julie Andrews
Sharon Stone as Elena
Christian's Mrs. Robinson -- the woman who welcomed him into the kinky world of BDSM at a very young age -- needs to be a predator, but still sexy in her older age. Sharon Stone fits the bill. <br /><i>Backups: Ellen Barkin, Meg Ryan, Morgan Fairchild
Colin Firth as Dr. Flynn
Dr. Flynn is the voice of reason in Christian's life, and they have more than just a therapist-patient relationship. Flynn is a confidant and charming in his own right. <br /><i>Backups: Clive Owen, Ralph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, Robert Downey Jr.</i>