I finally finished Fifty Shades of Grey and – in my opinion – the absolute best part of the book came at page 506.
“Well, you are one fucked-up son of a bitch.”
“Ana,” he pleads, shocked.
“Don’t you dare ‘Ana’ me! You need to sort your shit out, Grey!” And with that, I turn stiffly, and I walk out of the playroom, closing the door quietly behind me.”
If I were Ana, I totally would have thrown in a “Laters, baby” before I closed the door!
Naturally, I’ve started book two in the trilogy. I will admit I’m interested in finding out even more about Grey and why he’s so mental. And I’m really hoping Ana stays at arms length for at least some time.
With that, I was SO wrong with my casting picks for Fifty Shades of Grey! While I still give a slight edge to Chris Hemsworth – and I think because he is who I envisioned early on with book one – I would also consider casting Alex Skarsgard, Matt Bomer, or Taylor Kitsch as Christian Grey.
I don’t know much about Skarsgard and I’m sure I’m one of very few who doesn’t watch True Blood but I like his sinister look. Bomer is on some random USA Network show that I haven’t seen either. But, he also plays a stripper in Magic Mike, so perhaps he’s down for getting naked in Fifty Shades of Grey! Kitsch has been in a couple of bombs lately and I just read that he was uncomfortable in the sex scenes with Blake Lively in the upcoming Savages. Well, we certainly can’t have our lead character uncomfortable in the sex scenes, can we? Maybe he’d make a good Elliot Grey.
I’m definitely not feeling Ian Somerhalder or Ryan Gosling. Somerhalder has a pair of intense eyes but I guess I just picture someone less pretty. And Gosling – maybe if they made this movie ten years ago. If you want to see Ryan in a psudeo-creepy-sex role, check out Blue Valentine.
And boy was I wrong, wrong, WRONG about Anastasia Steele! Initially, I pictured her as a dumpy and insecure — my apologies to the beautiful and talented Lena Dunham. Maybe mousey is a better adjective for Ana. As far as brunettes go – and I feel they definitely need to cast a true brunette – I like Allison Williams from HBO’s Girls or Willa Holland formerly of The O.C. and Judy Blume’s upcoming Tiger Eyes.
I do not want to see Kristen Stewart as Ana. No, no, no! My apologies to the hardcore Twilight fans.
The question of casting Fifty Shades continues.
Do you think Fifty Shades of Grey will even be made into a movie?