Emma Roberts wants to appear in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' - despite not having read the novels yet.
Emma Roberts wants to appear in 'Fifty Shades of Grey'.
The 21-year-old actress admits she hasn't read the steamy novel - which follows a young college graduate who is introduced to the world of bondage and kinky sex by manipulative billionaire Christian Grey - but would like the lead role in the proposed movie adaptation because she wants to do something ''racy''.
She told MTV News: ''Everyone says read 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' I don't really understand. But everyone on the plane was reading it, and I was like, 'I should probably just get it.'
''I haven't read it, I don't even understand, but yeah, it sounds awesome. Anything racy, hot. Sure, let's get hot.''
While Emma is keen to take on the role, Selena Gomez - who made a parody video based on E. L. James' novel - recently ruled out appearing in the film because it is too ''spicy'' for her.
She said: ''I only read the beginning of it, because when they told me about the skit, I didn't know what it was about. So I started to read it, and I was like, 'Oh, this is spicy.' So I thought it was good, it was intriguing.
''I don't think I would [take on the role]. I know I'm taking risks, but I don't think I could do that! That would be a little too much for me. I think someone older should do that part.''
In a series of tweets which have now been deleted from his account, he wrote: ''I'm putting myself out there to write the movie adaptation [of 'Fifty Shades of Grey']... This is not a joke. Christian Grey and Ana: potentially great cinematic characters.
''Thinking more conventionally for Ana in Fifty Shades of Grey...Scarlett Johansson or Kristen Stewart.''