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Emilia Clarke Refused To Star in '50 Shades Of Grey' Because Of Nudity

Emilia Clarke

Wow! Emilia Clarke could(!) have played the role of "Anastasia Steele" in the Fifty Shades franchise, as she has now revealed at The Hollywood Reporter's 2019 Drama Actress roundtable. Find out all about it in our video!

Clarke was initially offered the lead role of "Anastasia Steele" in the 2015 erotic drama, Fifty Shades of Grey. She would have been excellent alongside Jamie Dornan, and the role was eventually played by Dakota Johnson. Although Emilia Clarke thought director Sam Taylor-Johnson’s vision was “beautiful,” she was not enticed by the required nudity. Clarke’s stance comes from her past experiences on HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones....

Emilia Clarke could have been "Anastasia Steele" in 50 Shades of Grey

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson in "50 Shades of Grey"

50 Shades of Grey: Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson.