Elizabeth Olsen's name has repeatedly been tossed into the "Fifty Shades of Grey" casting rumors since the film rights to the raunchy novel were sold in March.
The role of Anastasia Steele would certainly be within her realm of capabilities. The character is a 21-year-old college student whose innocence leads her to fall prey to the advances of Christen Grey, a gorgeous billionaire. Olsen's previous on-screen work has wowed critics and proved her to be a capable actress.
The 23-year-old has been featured in numerous breakout roles, including last year's "Martha Marcy May Marlene," Silent House" and "Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding."
In a recent interview, Olsen showed her support for the series, saying that it has opened up a dialogue about female sexuality.
"It's had a huge impact on society. Apparently, rope sales have skyrocketed, because women who've read the book are really getting into bondage, which is kind of great," Olsen told Bullett. "It's such a taboo for women to actually discuss sexuality without the help of Cosmopolitan.
"All of a sudden, this book has become a sensation, because the women reading it haven't had access to this kind of thing before. I was talking to a guy who was making a joke about it, saying, 'Clearly, these women just need to watch porn.' In a way, he's right."
Since "Fifty Shades of Grey" and its subsequent sequels ("Fifty Shades Freed" and Fifty Shades Darker" round out the trilogy) were released last year, the books have gone on to sell roughly 20 million copies.
After an intense Hollywood bidding war, Focus Features/Universal (GE) snapped up the film rights for $5 million.
Despite rampant speculation, the studio has yet to release any casting information.