Fifty Shades Of Grey movie: Sheridan Smith Explains Her Prank

Sheridan Smith reveals she was surprised people believed she’d got a role in the movies

Fifty Shades of Grey movie fans went into a frenzy last month when Sheridan Smith announced she’d landed the lead role of Anastasia Steele while Eddie Redmayne was to play Christian Grey. She quickly admitted it was all an April Fool’s but even a month on it still returns to haunt her.

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Speaking to The Metro the actress admitted she’d never realised the joke would go so far, Sheridan said: ‘I thought that was a funny April Fool’s joke when I announced I was doing it on Twitter – but it went viral and people believed it. I thought it was hysterical to tell people I was doing it. It was the most far-fetched thing I could think of.’

But joking aside, would she ever consider the role? ‘I haven’t read the books,’ Sheridan admitted. ‘Isn’t she [Anastasia Steele] supposed to be 19? I was surprised people believed me, because usually my pranks are rubbish.’

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Talk then turned to who Sheridan does think is right for the roles, saying: ‘I don’t know. Really good people have been linked to it, which is why. It could be good, depending on who they get. It won’t be a film you can watch with your mum, that’s for sure.’

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