EVER since the whole Fifty Shades phenomenon, I've lost count of the number of people who've asked me when I'm going to give up writing novels about love and romance and start writing books about handcuffs and sex dungeons instead.
It's never going to happen folks, is my reply. I can't write the kinky stuff because I'm just not that sort of gal. Being naughty is simply not in my DNA.
Poor Anne Hathaway has a similar problem. The beautiful actress has been worrying because everyone thinks she's a good girl. 'I'm not Rihanna,' she said sadly in a recent interview.
'I'm not cool. When people come up to me in the street, they often want a hug, not a photo.'
I get the distinct impression that Anne isn't altogether thrilled that we all want to cuddle her to death.
Could it be that she would prefer us to think that she was edgy and a bit wild? After all, everyone thinks dangerous types are more interesting, right?
Take supermodel Kate Moss, for example. A few years ago she was photographed, allegedly sniffing cocaine.
Tabloid headlines the world over bayed for her head on a plate and it was generally presumed that the sordid affair would mark a very humiliating end to the supermodel's stellar career.
But then, something interesting happened. Kate went to rehab and emerged, more beautiful and alluring than ever.
People had seen the bad girl side to her - and they liked it. She was edgier and even cooler than she had been before.
The scandal had done her no harm -- in fact it had done her a whole world of good.
Before, we had all suspected that Kate was a party girl. After the infamous photographs, we knew it for sure. Faster than you could say 'I Want the London Look', advertisers had cottoned on that her bad girl image was considered sexy as hell.
Soon, we were being sold mascara developed specifically to endure even the wildest night out. Kate was back in business, this time with added cachet. Being mad, bad and dangerous to know became her stock in trade.
These days, it's Twilight actress Kristen Stewart who's the bad gal du jour.
When it was revealed that she'd been having an affair with a married man and cheating on co-star Robert Pattinson, Hollywood was scandalised.
It was said that she'd never work again, that she'd made an enemy of the wrong people and alienated her adoring audience.
How could anyone ever forgive her? It was unthinkable.
But fast-forward just a few short months and Kristen's become a fashion darling.
No longer is she a demure teenager, so shy and awkward that she hides behind her hair on the red carpet.
No, now she wears a series of vampish outfits and stares defiantly down the paparazzi camera lens like she's looking down the barrel of a rifle, daring us to pull the trigger. She's a bad girl and she's not afraid to own it.
Instead of breaking her, the notoriety has made her. The world has sat up and taken notice of her properly.
Is it any wonder that poor Anne Hathaway is afraid that we think she's too boring, the sort of girl who never stays up past her bedtime? How can she compete with the Kristens of the world? The answer is that she can't.
And she shouldn't have to either.
Don't go changing Anne, that's what I say.
Make peace with who you are.
Be the poster girl for goody-two-shoes everywhere.
There are plenty of bad girls out there -- we need a few more class acts like you.
It's nice to be nice, remember that.
Yes, we think you're wholesome, but we like you for it. Please don't change.
And, for God's sake, don't think about signing up for the Fifty Shades movie.