I finally picked up 50 Shades of Grey after hearing all the chatter about it. Truthfully, I can hardly get into it. It’s taken me weeks – WEEKS! – to just get through the first couple of chapters. No one character has fully drawn me in yet. While I am intrigued in finding out what makes Christian Grey tick, I think the novel’s heroine – Anastasia Steele - is a downright snooze-fest! Her naivety drives me bananas and the blushing…Oh.My.God already!
I’m wondering where all the naughtiness is already. Yes, of course I want to get to the juicy stuff because that’s what everyone keeps talking about anyway. But seriously, I can’t read three pages without wanting to go empty the dishwasher.
Now, I know a lot of my peers have written posts about who should be cast in the upcoming 50 Shades of Grey movie. While I do like Kathleen’s choice of Henry Cavil as Grey, I personally think the gorgeous Chris Hemsworth would be fun to watch on the big screen. I came across this photo from last weekend’s MTV Movie Awards and I thought “HOLY HOTNESS!” Honestly, I had to Google him because I had no idea what else he’s been in. FYI – Thor and The Avengers. Well, it seems Mr. Hemsworth has been talked about quite a bit for this role. Fingers crossed.
What about Anastasia Steele? So many female leads have been talked about – Blake Lively, Alexis Bledel, and Kristen Stewart. Meh. I think these ladies are all too pretty to play Anastasia. I envision her more…dumpy, frumpy, and mousey. More like Lena Dunham’s character Hannah from HBO’s GIRLS.
Don’t get me wrong, I think Lena Dunham is really pretty but her GIRLS character is the epitome of dumpy, frumpy, and mousey. Am I totally off track here?
Who do you see as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele?