I’ve started to really get into Twitter (feel free to follow me - @ShadeKinkySex) to learn about what other Fifty Shades of Grey fans are talking about. The huge topic seems to be who will play the main characters in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie. In case you haven’t heard, Universal Picture and Focus Features have managed to get hold of the rights for the Fifty Shades movie. E L James has been able to keep a lot of control over the creative aspects, including the casting. While I haven’t hit the half way point in the novels yet, I am starting to form in my head a few possible ideas of who I would want to play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey in the upcoming 50 Shades movie.
There have been a ton of names bounced around for Christian. I’ve read about Christian Bale, Matt Bomer, Jensen Ackles and even Alexander Skarsgard. My pick for Christian Grey is Ian Somerhalder. I first discovered Ian in Lost (I was a MEGA huge Lostie), and really think that he fits the young, dark and mysterious nature that Christian seems to bring. Depending on what you read, Ian is either doing his best to get the role of Christian Grey for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, or he’s dismissing the rumors, saying he’s not interested in the role. I haven’t checked him out in the Vampire Diaries at all, so I may have to watch a few episodes just to seal my decision.
For the role of Anastasia Steele, again, you’ve got a lot of names out there to choose from – Emma Watson, Amanda Seyfried, Ian’s girlfriend Nina Dobrev, Kristen Stewart, and Emily Browning to name a few. My perfect Ana Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie would be – hold your breath – Selena Gomez. Not only does she have the whole young and innocent thing going, I bet she’s eager to break away from her Disney roots and get something more adult on her resume. I have to admit I haven’t watched anything that she’s been in, and only know of her from just general chatter, but I think she has the ‘look’ to play Ana quite well. Heck, for all I know she might not be able to act her way out of a paper bag, but I’m relying on you readers to set me straight! So, please feel free to shout at me on twitter, or leave a comment below letting me know if you agree with my picks!