Emma Watson Explains Why “Fifty Shades of Grey” is Out of the Question (Video)

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Fifty Shades of Grey and Natural Beauty

Emma Watson has come a long way since “Harry Potter,” and she explains why participating in “Fifty Shades of Grey” is completely out of the question.

Emma Watson has spent a lot of time in the news of late. She is starring in the movie, “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Oh wait, no it’s been reported she denies the rumors that she has been cast as Anastasia Steele in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. Gotta love gossip columnists.

The star may be breaking with her brainy “Harry Potter” image in her upcoming film, “The Bling Ring,” but maybe she’s not ready to get that adventurous, which would be required in the Anastasia Steele role, where it’s necessary to participate in a bondage-filled, dominant-submissive sexual relationship. I’m guessing because she is not doing the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie there will be a lot of disappointed “Harry Potter” fans, now at the same age as Emma Watson, who grew up with her on screen. You can’t tell me that the fans that ‘fancy’ her wouldn’t have looked forward to that steamy possibility.

Reportedly, the rumor began when word got out that the online collective Anonymous hacked into Constantin Film’s server earlier this month and posted a document that said Watson was included in the upcoming adaptation of an E.L. James bestselling, ultra-steamy book series, “50 Shades of Grey.”

Despite casting reports and the hacked documents, Watson made it clear that she wasn’t interested in the sexually charged role. The 22-year-old reportedly told Entertainment Weekly last summer, that she hasn’t read the book, or read a script, nothing. “There are so many movies you become attached to when I’ve literally never even received a phone call. It was the same way with ‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ — I never even saw a script!” she said. “I told them just because there are 60 articles on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s any less true than if there are three or four.”

E.L. James also took to Twitter to round out the “party of no” statements and “There have been no casting decisions made about Fifty Shades.” And, according to E! News, casting for the film hasn’t even started yet. As it turns out, Watson was simply on the producers’ wish list, Gossip Cop reported.

And now… drum role please, Emma Watson has confirmed she is posing in the nude for Global Green’s Natural Beauty.

Along with other fellow environmentalists, Emma Watson poses in spicy pictures for Earth Day 2013, which Las Vegas Strip is participating in this Saturday.

The pictures will be published in James Houston’s upcoming book of photography called “Natural Beauty.”

Emma Watson will strip down to raise environmental awareness, even though she won’t do it for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie. A variable difference I would say. And she has said she won’t do it, even if she is approached.

“Who here actually thinks I would do “50 Shades of Grey” as a movie? Like really. For real. In real life?” Watson tweeted Saturday, adding on Sunday, “Good. That’s sorted then.”

“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” star tweeted her support for James Houston’s book of celebrities who will collectively pose nude to raise environmental awareness. The book’s proceeds will go to Global Green USA, a nonprofit organisation that is focused on sustainability.

Other celebrities featured in “Natural Beauty” include Adrian Grenier, Christie Turlington, Elle MacPherson and Brooke Shields.

My friend is supporting GlobalGreenUSA with his book Natural Beauty. It’s out now.:)X,” she wrote on Twitter, posting a bare-shouldered portrait of herself, pictured above.

In James Houston’s Natural Beauty, the 22-year-old has poses posing in various states of undress, shadowing her breasts with her arms or boldly hued flowers. She’s all balmy and sophisticated. Conjures up images of the calendar girls movie. But she’ll have to wait another 40 years before she can appear in ‘various states of undress’ in the remake of that- if it ever happens.

“This project merges my longtime interest in the human form and my passion for the natural world,” said Houston, a New York-based photographer. “Natural Beauty was created to celebrate the beauty of nature, emphasizing what we still have versus what we have lost. I hope to raise environmental awareness among the younger audience through this project.”

Some of the portraits will be shown at New York’s Milk Gallery on April, and a 12-part Web series that documents the making of the book will hit YouTube on Monday. Watch the teaser trailer below.

Debra Wattes
Columnist