Many women would die and go to heaven if news breaks that Ryan Gosling will play Christian Grey in the upcoming film adaptation of E.L James’ steamy novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
But according to James herself, the role of Christian hasn’t even been set in stone.
“As usual, it’s all been misreported,” she recently told Ryan Seacrest on his KIIS-FM radio show after reports that her husband Niall had spilled the beans on the film’s cast.
“What happened is that his local paper … reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey,” she continued. “Underneath it, they put a picture of Ryan Gosling as well. So, that’s how that [rumor] came about.”
But while there may be a lot of speculation on who would play the best Christian Grey, James says the film is “far too early in the process.” So that means, there are plenty of other men who could be suited for the role!
But personally, after reading the book and being
horrified surprised by the contents, I don’t think I can deal with Gosling being in the movie. I’d much rather see him play a mysterious driver…or revert back to his Breaker High days, thank you very much!!
We all know by now that 50 Shades of Grey is based on a Twilight fanfic so there really was no hope that it might actually be good.
For some reason though, I do hope that the 50 Shades of Grey parody, “Fifty Shames of Earl Grey” by Fanny Merkin, will be better. I haven’t read the book (yet) and am basing my judgement on this description:
Young, arrogant, tycoon Earl Grey seduces the naïve coed Anna Steal with his overpowering good looks and staggering amounts of money, but will she be able to get past his fifty shames, including shopping at Walmart on Saturdays, bondage with handcuffs, and his love of BDSM (Bards, Dragons, Sorcery, and Magick)? Or will his dark secrets and constant smirking drive her over the edge?
Merkin’s version of BDSM sounds like a nerdy night of Dungeons and Dragons, so obviously Earl Grey is pretty much winning at everything. Also, who doesn’t love wandering the vast expanses of Walmart on a Saturday? You can find the oddest things at Walmart for cheap, like My Little Pony tank tops and loofahs that change colour in warm water. As a result, I obviously have high hopes for this book.
Who am kidding? Of course it will be better. The 8-year-old I babysit can write a better story than 50 Shades of Grey.
I also think this warrants starting a book club and reading it together. I’ll just start printing out flyers for the 50 Shades of Grey husband support groups.
Selling around 10 million copies worldwide and even surpassing the Harry Potter series’ record of the fastest-selling paperback, E.L James’ erotic novel Fifty Shades of Grey seems to be taking the world by storm.
It’s hard to believe why that is, since I basically tortured myself from reading this novel just recently. Featuring terrible grammar and sex scenes so weird, my face was literally like this the whole time while reading:
So what better way to poke fun at the horrifying contents of James’ novel than through karaoke?
Inviting three members in his studio audience to sing some actual excerpts from the novel, Jimmy Fallon inevitably creates some comic genius.
But really, the funny thing here isn’t actually the karaoke. It’s the fact that these words were actually published in a New York Times’ best seller.