If you've been hiding under a rock somewhere and not endeavered to get your hands on a copy, let me tell you to get yourself straight down to a book shop today, you will NOT regret it! Now I am no prude, my humor is often found in the toilet and I am no stranger to pushing the joke boundaries with dirty jokes either, but phwoar-Fifty Shades of Grey is the most raunchy thing I've come across! What's it about I hear you say?! ...SEX! Ok it's a love story with lots of sex. I must say I'm finding the second book focus more on the relationships of the characters than the actual 'deed' but still, I often find the need to take a cold shower after indulging in some reading (all the time, snatching five seconds here, ther,e and everywhere as I'm hooked it's liked an extra limb these days!.
So in the spirit of sharing my new found love of this book (written purposefully for the bored housewife/Mummy variety I hear, woohoo!) I thought I would share with you all my Fifty Shades of Grey Casting Call for the characters because yes ladies, it's going to be a film!! Swoon.
So firstly who should play the indescribable Christian Grey. Dark, sexy, controlling, aggressive and with kinky bedroom habbits?! Well it's common knowledge that Ryan Gosling has been tipped as the favourite to play him, which I TOTALLY wouldn't mind but then I heard that Ian Somerhalder (aka Damon from the Vampire Diaries) is interested in the part and let me tell you that he has brooding down to a tea, I literally drool when I watch him in TVD! So of those two I'm keeping everything crossed it's one of them. But Lord help me if it is because I think I will need to be restrained from licking the screen at the cinema. Who do you think would better suit the mysterious Fifty?
|Ryan Gosling (Drool here)|
|Ian Somerhalder (drool here again)|
Then there is the innocent yet captivating Ana Steele. She's got to be brunette and pale but really with make up these days it doesn't matter if it's natural does it?! Anyway I hate to be predictable with this one but I would really be interested in seeing Kristen Stewart take the part. I know because of how HUGE Twilight has been a lot of people think it would confuse the audience by mixing Ana with Bella Swan but yet her mannerisms in Twilight were perfect for Ana in my eyes. Ana is supposed to be a bit of a clutz and accident prone, a bit shy and have a 'never been kissed' look about her with a huge mix of natural beauty and allure. Kristen played this so well the first time round so I'm rooting for her. Otherwise I am also rooting for fellow Twilight actress Ashley Greene, if it were down to looks alone then Ashley would have my vote. Beautiful in a natural way, has the perfect face I picture for Ana and can play composed and happy in the flick of a nanosecond as the object of Greys affection needs. So for Ana my votes on one of these two.
|Kristen Stweart, perfect Ana number 1|
|Ashley Greene, Perfect Ana number 2|
The 'beautiful' best friend of Ana, blonde and bubbly with a big smile. She's got to be someone who can pull of the looks without overshadowing Ana who is the real beauty of the film in the more natural way. She's also got to be able to do the ditzy thing really while also being able to play a sensible, rich girl with brains when it comes to her career. In short she's got to be the girl we all envied and wanted to be when we were at school! My choice for Kate would be Blake Lively. A big smiler, gorgeous and great personalities for Kate!
|Blake Lively-My first choice Kate|
Younger brother of Christian, more of the high school jock sort, someone who can pull of playing guitar and being the American boy next door charmer too. Hee's got to be someone the girls would have on posters on their walls while again not actually being the hottie of the film-we can't take that away from Christian now can we ladies?! He's also got to be able to have some great chemistry with Kate so my choice would be Chris Evans for this, he's funny and can pull of the 'dumb jock' thing while also giving you something to drool over! He's my choice for Elliot.
Younger sister, full of enthusiasm and life, bubbly and bounces around. Young and fresh faced is needed as the youngest of three children and she will need to be endearing enough to understand why she's adored by her family. No nastiness with her, just sweetness and life. I think Elizabeth Olsen would make a great Mia.
Christian's father needs to be someone who demands authority and captivates his audience, not just off screen but from his family too. As the head of the family he needs to be able to be noticably the figure of authority while also warm, loving and friendly. I think Richard Gere would be perfect for Carrick because he's gorgeous which although the Grey's aren't blood related does need to be a similarity between them. He would also be great because he can play parts that range from comedy to more serious and I think we need to see that in Carrick although his biggest trait is his family pride and love for his children.
|Richard Geere-Carrick Grey|
Christian's mother needs to be warm and loving and very motherly around her children. She also needs to be smart and well groomed with a real professional look. Although a mother to three children, she needs to be the sort of mother you imaged was a real go'getter, pushing her children to do sports, join school clubs etc. Basically she needs to be ambitious and this needs to be shown with her children too. I think that Jamie Lee Curtis would be great for this role, warm and adaptable and someone we can relate to as having motherly tendancies while also being hugely career orientated.
|Jamie Lee Curtis-Grace Grey|
Elena aka Mrs Robinson
Without being too predictable here who other than Kim Cattrall would be great for this role?! A sexual older lady who indulged in her schoolboy fantasy with Christian from ayoung age. She needs to be similar in age to Christian's mother because we know they were friends and she needs to be an older woman who looks after herself. As a cougar she needs to be very well groomed, gorgeous and have a real air of sexuality around her. Kim Cattrall or even Michelle Pfiffer would be great for Elena.
|Kim Cattrall - Elena 1|
|Michelle Pfiffer-Elena 2|
We don't see a great deal of her but she is present and needs a strong character to play her. Ana's mother is unlucky in love, scatty and very maternal, I think Susan Saradon would be perfect. She has the motherly vibe going on so you could get a really lovely connection between mother and daughter and yet she can pin point the scattiness and short attention span too.
|Susan Saradon-Ana's Mom|
Another character who isn't in it a whoe lot but needs someone who would bring a lot to the role. He's a quiet man, with little emotional response and yet a fatherly love for Ana. He needs to be someone who's emotionally switched off and yet doesn't make the audience hate him, rather the opposite feel softly towards him. I think Mark Ruffalo would be great for Ray!
|Mark Ruffalo-Ana's Dad Ray|
So that's my casting call for Fifty Shades of Grey, what do you think of my selection? Do you have any better ideas to bring to the table?! Whatever your choices may be, I for one can not wait for the film to come out and as for all those 'haters' who moan about the book, claiming it's awful-well if you could sell that many books and give something the title of 'the new twilight' then go ahead and try! As for me, I'm going to keep indulging in my "Mummy Porn" book and drool over Christian Grey whenever I like!
Love Chloe xx