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?
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