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Published: Tuesday, 3/19/2013

PEOPLE

Watson says she won’t be in ‘50 Shades of Grey’ film

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LOS ANGELES — Emma Watson, rumored to be starring in the bondage flick 50 Shades of Grey, is shutting those rumors down.

The Harry Potter star may be breaking with her brainy Hermione Granger image in her upcoming film The Bling Ring, which has her involved in some burglary, drinking, and hard partying on-screen, but she hasn’t gone that far.

Watson was rumored to be cast in the starring role of Anastasia Steele, an ingenue who enters into a contract with a mysterious young chief executive named Christian Grey to participate in a bondage-filled, dominant-submissive sexual relationship.

News broke about the casting when the online collective Anonymous reportedly hacked into German studio Constantin Film’s internal server earlier this month and posted a document that said Watson was attached to the upcoming adaptation of an E.L. James bestselling, ultra-steamy book series.

Despite casting reports and the hacked documents, Watson made it clear that she wasn’t interested in the sexually explicit role.

“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.”

New lovers announced for Broadway’s ‘Once’

NEW YORK — There will be two new star-crossed lovers at “Once” on Broadway.

Producers of the hit show said Monday that Tony Award-winner Steve Kazee and Tony nominated Cristin Milioti will leave the show after Sunday’s performance.

That date will also mark the end of the run for original cast members Will Connolly and Elizabeth A. Davis, who earned a Tony nomination as a supporting actress.



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