‘Pretty Little Liars’ Star Ashley Benson on ’50 Shades of Grey': I Want to Play Anastasia Steele! (EXCLUSIVE)

By: Gabrielle Chung / May 23, 2012

Celebs Love 'Grey'!
These stars love 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
Pretty Little LiarsAshley Benson is ready to take on an edgier — and much sexier — role, specifically the part of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation, Celebuzz has learned.

“I’ve read every book. I want to play Anastasia,” Ashley told us exclusively while promoting the upcoming season of PLL (which we have tons on later).

In fact, she’s dead set on getting the part. When we told her fans have been vying to get her cast as Kate, Anastasia’s best friend and fellow blonde, she responded:

“Kate is awesome. I like all the characters but Anastasia? I love her so much!”

Universal Pictures has already won the rights to E.L. James‘ erotic trilogy and plan to bring the steamy series to its legions of female fans.

The novel follows 21-year-old college student, Anastasia Steele, who starts a relationship with wealthy entrepreneur, Christian Grey, who leads her into an S&M deal.

Do you think Ashley will make a good Anastasia for Fifty Shades of Grey? See more of Celebuzz’s dream casting in the gallery, then get in on the conversation in the comments below.

Reporting by: Taryn Ryder

Plus: Celebuzz editor Amanda Hasaka discusses who should play Christian Grey down below:

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