Casting For Fifty Shades’ Christian And Anastasia Finally Revealed
In case you missed it yesterday, the names of the actors who will play Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the movie adaptation of E.L. James’ book Fifty Shades Of Grey have finally been released.
Casting two relative unknowns was risky, but I have high hopes for this movie. Besides, it doesn’t matter who the actors are. Good on-screen chemistry is really the key to making it work. I hope that whoever selected these two had a chance to see them interact with each other beforehand, for all of our sakes. Well, at least for mine. Some of us have been waiting for a good sexy movie to come out for many, many, MANY years.
Seriously, a girl can only watch 9 1/2 Weeks so many times before her husband says he’s going to smash her DVD and burn all of her Mickey Rourke posters if she doesn’t “cut that shit out”.
God, I’m kidding. There have been lots of sexy movies since 9 1/2 Weeks. I have a collection of about forty films that I horde in my office, and that I watch over and over and over again – especially when my husband is out of town. If he ever touches any of them – like if he takes them to the thrift store, because why would anyone have such a ridiculous collection of old movies? – I’d have to put finishing nails in his broccoli salad.
One last thing. With regard to Charlie – I mean Christian – I say clean shaven or scruff, but no full beard. We want a “I’ve just spent all day tying you up and you enjoyed it so much that you squealed like a baby pig” rake, not a “I kind of look like a crack addict but then again I could be a vampire” weirdo. I’m totally ready for a new kind of sophisticated.