May 6, 2013 8:11 AM EST
'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Casting: Actresses Who Put E in Excellent for the Role of Anastasia Steele [PHOTOS]
Everyone who has heard of and read "Fifty Shades of Grey" is dying to see an official cast for the film adaptation. With over a hundred names mentioned for the two lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, it can be tiring to keep up with the press. Making things a whole lot easier, here are a few actresses who put the E in excellent in portraying the lovely Anastasia Steele.
Countless web polls and lists fill the web claiming one actor or actress has nabbed the role of Anastasia Steele or Christian Grey. However, a cast won't be announced any time soon given Universal Studios and Focus Features are focused on hiring a director for the film adaptation. Still, the speculations continue.
As of late, the current favourite for the role of Christian Grey is "Vampire Diaries" star, Ian Somerhalder. Other favourites include Henry Cavill, Matt Bomer and Jessie Pavelka. Old favourites for the role namely Alexander Skarsgard, Armie Hammer and Simon Baker also continue to make an appearance on web polls every so often.
On the other hand, the favourites for the role of Anastasia Steele increase by the day. A new name is constantly added to web polls claiming this actress would perfectly be suited as Ana. Yet, the strongest contenders for the role of Steele include Emilia Clarke, Alexis Bledel and Allison Williams.
With one name to the next, it is still difficult for some readers to keep up with casting rumours. To make things less tough, check out the slideshow to see actresses who put the E in excellence in portraying the role of 22-year old virginal college student, Anastasia Steele.