Jennifer Lawrence has been getting a lot of attention in Hollywood lately, and with the second Hunger Games movie scheduled for release later this year, it’s understandable why the young actress is the hottest property in the market.
Lawrence was voted the most desirable woman on the planet, but she’s more than just a pretty face, since Jennifer is also an award-winning actress.
Just the other week, we heard reports that Jennifer Lawrence was the producers’ number one choice for the part of Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, but like all the rumors going round, we’re not convinced what to believe until something more concrete is released.
More speculations are being made since Lawrence was spotted on a date with her old flame Nicholas Hoult, with whom she was in a relationship with from 2011 to 2013.
Despite her big name and star potential, Jennifer Lawrence is only a new addition to the Fifty Shades of Grey list of candidates, her ex-boyfriend Nicolas Hoult has been mentioned in connection with the role for Christian Grey.
“He’s already played a psychopathic anti-hero in the original series of Skins,” said WhatCulture, “In the Tom Ford advertising campaigns Nicholas looks quite dapper in a suit. Perhaps he could even re-create some real life chemistry if girlfriend Lawrence snags the part of Anna.”
She’s been the fan favorite ever since they announced the release of the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, but up to now; the former Gilmore Girls star has kept quiet about playing Anastasia Steele in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie.
Alexis Bledel has been number one in almost all of the fan polls on who should play Anastasia Steele, and has appeared in a number of fan made trailers of Fifty Shades of Grey. Bledel has been a controversial choice though, since there are many out there who think that the 31-year-old actress is too old for the part, whereas others think she is the ideal candidate to play the submissive and innocent college graduate who is seduced by the enigmatic Christian Grey.
Recently, Alexis Bledel mused on the possibility of playing Anastasia Steele, as she and Zachary Levi, who stars in the series Chuck, attended the premiere of their new movie Remember Sunday.
When the actress was told about how much her fans want her to star in the role, her co-star Zach said, “What do you think of bondage?” Alexis tried to steer clear of the actual question.
The lesser role for Kate Kavanagh has had people speculating that the part should go to a well-known bubbly blonde like Blake Lively, but what about unknown British actress Keeley Hazell? Since Fifty Shades of Grey is going to pull in the audience without having to resort to big name stars, going down the road of the unknown could be an effective way to bring the story for life and model-turned-actress Keeley Hazell could very well fit the bill.
Keeley’s name isn’t well-known outside the UK, but the former glamour model has appeared in movies like My Funny Valentine, How to Stop Being a Loser and Like Crazy. She is more than just a pretty face, as her acting has shown us that she does have what it takes to pull it off. A big name might not be better, and sometimes it’s more effective to have under-the-radar actors in a movie, and in the case of Kate, she’s less high profile than Christian Grey and Ana Steele anyway.
Mike Tyson might be famous for his boxing, but the former Heavyweight Champion of the World has began to make a career out of cameos in comedy movies, with his most famous being The Hangover. However, Tyson won’t be returning for the third film in the franchise when the Wolf Pack returns in the next month. Others who’ll get a cameo in the movie will include Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen. Mike Tyson is going to be casting with Ashley Tisdale and Jerry O’Connell, in a Fifty Shades of Grey inspired skit, where O’Connell will be playing Grey and will be attempting to seduce one of the Scary Movie characters
Have no fear, the real Christian Grey hasn’t made himself known yet, but as the time is ticking down, we hope some news will come to light about his identity. Right now, the bookies’ favorite lies with Ian Somerhalder or Stephen Amell who are both dropping hints about being in discussion with the studios about playing Grey. There are still plenty of other actors who are still popular choices for Christian Grey, including the Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and White Collar and Magic Mike actor Matt Bomer.
For Anastasia Steele, things are less clear. At the moment the part could either go to Emilia Clarke, Alexis Bledel, Lucy Hale, Lily Collins and many other actresses. This part changes on a daily basis and we have no idea what could happen in the future. Until then, the most news we’ve got is about a Mike Tyson cameo in a parody of the movie Fifty Shades of Grey.
It sounds like the studios are already starting to cast the movie, but it’s all been very discrete. Apparently, Dana Brunetti and Mike De Lucca met with the agency who represent Henry Cavill as well. It’s understandable that they want to be discrete about the whole thing, since there is enough hype surrounding the movies.
At the moment, things look positive for both the Vampire Diaries star and the Arrow star, but which one is likely to get it? Ian Somerhalder has been at the top of the list, but some argue that he’s a bit too old to play Christian Grey, but Stephen Amell has been fairly low down the list below the big three that make up Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer and Henry Cavill. However, E.L. James herself has hinted that the actor who’ll be picked as Christian Grey won’t be who we’re all expecting, which could be a nod in Stephen Amell’s direction.
So who do you think would make the best Christian Grey? Are you a classic Ian Somerhalder supporter or do you think that Stephen Amell will make a great Christian Grey?
Mila Kunis is another one who had her name at the top of the list, but the Black Swan star has also reportedly said she’s not interested in starring in the movie adaptation of the Fifty Shades Trilogy bestseller.
It looks like all the popular actresses are trying to distance themselves from the Fifty Shades of Grey movies. Emma Watson has been explicitly linked to the production, but the Harry Potter star has come forward to deny those rumors, hinting that she in fact has absolutely no interest in the movie. The same can also go for Keira Knightley, who has been clear about wanting nothing to do with the Fifty Shades of Grey films.
Right now, it seems like the actress to watch out for is Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke, who is Bledel’s strongest competition for the moment. The British actress has the right look, and unlike her character Daenerys Targaryan, she’s a natural brunette. She has no qualms with nudity, and her part on Game of Thrones has proven she could definitely pull off the role.
Other actresses are coming and going, like Lucy Hale and Lily Collins still in the running. It’s quite likely an unknown might be cast, but at the moment it could go either way in terms of casting. Until the studios have picked a director, it’s unlikely the cast will be put together, so we’re going to just have to wait and see.
Henry Cavill Superman star has been a front runner for Christian Grey with Fans for sometime now. Stephen Amell Arrow star also gave away a not-so-subtle hint to his fans on Facebook just the other month.
“I get questions about Christian Grey all the time. That project is a long way off. I know this, because I had a meeting about it. Long way off. I mean, not that long, but not close. I wouldn’t call it long, but I wouldn’t call it close,” said Amell. Could this mean he’s been approached about the role?
Henry Cavill has been more reserved about the part of Christian Grey. Who will get the role of Christian Grey? with Both actors having a huge fan base and that number continues to climb.
“Whether that happens, that decision will be made at the time it has to be made,” said Cavill, “It would be a very different kind of thing than Man of Steel.”
So which actor is the best match for Christian Grey, remember, being hot and mysterious isn’t enough – E.L. James herself has said he needs to have his own, natural sense of humor.
“I don’t have issues being naked,” said Theron, “That sounds very ok with me. What I mean is, I’m not hung up on my body.”
Back in July 2012, Charlize took part in a saucy photo shoot with W magazine, where she took part in a dominatrix inspired photo-shoot.
Elena is a pivotal character in the books, since she was a friend of Christian’s mother and coaxed the young Grey into an affair. She was Christian’s first partner and experience, and turned him into what he becomes, which ignited his passion. Their affair only lasted until he was twenty-one when her husband discovered their liaisons.
Despite ending the affair, Christian and Elena remain good friends, much to Anastasia Steele’s distress.
Right now, the money is on Charlize for the part, but many fans out there would love to see Sex and the City actress Kim Catrall in the part of the temptress or Quentin Tarantino muse Uma Thurman. Angelina Jolie has made it no secret that she would love a part in the movie, and to many she would definitely have what it takes to pull off the perfect Elena with her smoldering looks.
Charlize has the right subtlety and we know she can definitely act, but would she be interested in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies? Do you think Charlize has got what it takes?
It seems like more and more names are being added to the list of Anastasia Steele candidates, and the latest beauty to make the cut is relatively unknown actress Allison Williams.
She might be under the radar, but if you’re a fan of the HBO series “Girls,” then you may know of Ms. Williams, who is the newest name to be linked with the Fifty Shades of Grey part.
Speculations on the part of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies have been going on ever since Universal Studios and Focus Features have picked up the rights to the books, fans the world over have been speculating, despite E.L. James’s tweets saying the film would take a while to produce.
That hasn’t stopped fans, however, and polls and casting speculation has been crazy for those anxious for the Fifty Shades of Grey movies to come out. The candidates for the part of Christian Grey have remained more or less fixed, but the part for Anastasia Steele is constantly changing. Alexis Bledel was once the fan favorite, and now she’s been toppled off the top spot by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. Other fan favorites include Nina Dobrev, Lucy Hale, Emma Watson and Felicity Jones.
Daugther of U2 singer Bono, Eve Hewson is now on the radar to play Anastasia Steele in the Movie Fifty Shades of grey.
Although, Eve isn’t the only actress coming from rock royalty to be considered for the role, since Lily Collins, Phil Collins’ daughter, is another favorite for Ana.
For the male parts things are more clear-cut, since it looks like it’s a three-way tie between Ian Somerhalder, Henry Cavill and Matt Bomer. Stephen Amell is climbing up the ranks and rumor has it he’s in talks with the studios already concerning the Fifty Shades movies.
Kelly Marcel has supposedly finished the script, but we’re unlikely to hear any casting news until a director has been found, which could also take quite a bit of time. In the meanwhile, fans just have to make do with a bit of fun speculation.
Eve Hewson might be a new name to the list and could have her work set out for her to get cast, but perhaps her fresh face could just be what the fans want and she might even topple favorite Emilia Clarke off the top spot.
So what do you think, does Eve Hewson embody Anastasia Steele in your mind? Do you think she’s got what it takes?
Although,Felicity Jones is concerned about the attention a movie like Fifty Shades of Grey would bring to her life.
“I find that if you know a lot about an actor’s personal life then, instinctively, it is harder to believe in the character they are playing,” she said.
Felicity is more than just a pretty face, and has demonstrated the necessary acting talent to really bring Anastasia Steele to life. She might not be such a new contender, but it’s nice to see her getting the recognition in the mainstream as a possibility for Anastasia Steele, but the question is whether she can compete with some of her bigger rivals.
While Alexis Bledel is the ideal match of Anastasia Steele for many in looks and personality, she’s over 30 now, making her ten years too old now. She would have been a perfect pick back in her Gilmore Girls day.
Fellow British actress Emilia Clarke is another top favorite and quite a likely candidate. While Emilia Clarke is best known for her part as platinum blonde dragon queen Daenerys Targaryan in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones, she’s a natural brunette who is close to age to Anastasia Steele in the books.
With a slated release set for summer 2014, we’re hoping to hear some news soon.
With everyone going crazy about the casting of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, we need to think about some of the minor characters, such as Elena Lincoln, Christian Grey’s former mistress.
Elena is an interesting role, as she is the older woman who seduced Christian Grey and threw him into the dark world. One actress who is a fan favorite is 37-year-old Charlize Theron, who has been picked out by fans as their favorite for the “Mrs. Robinson” role.
Other candidates include Angelina Jolie, Uma Thurman and Kim Cattrall, but NOW Magazine’s money is on the South African beauty.
“Her exceptional beauty has the capacity to intimidate viewers without alienating them, even while wearing Elena Lincoln’s mischievous grin. But then, I wouldn’t be shocked if they picked an unknown actress either,” said the report.
Another site, FansShare stated that: “Charlize could also bring the feistiness to the role that Elena has in the series.”
Charlize is a good pick for the franchise, since she’s not squeamish about movies with a adult content, and definitely doesn’t mind being naked on screen
Until we get any official casting news, be prepared for some crazy and not-so-crazy stories to come out of the rumor mill until then. The latest on the Fifty Shades of Grey grapevine is that we should look towards Disney darlings Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez.
Ever since Gomez has become a Playboy cover girl, even a photoshopped one, people have been wondering whether her or Hudgens, her Spring Breakers co-star could play Anastasia Steele. The controversial aspect here is that both actresses were former Disney child stars, which might leave a bit of an uncomfortable taste in the mouth. Although, saying that, how is it any worse than imaging Harry Potter star Emma Watson in the role?
However, it looks like Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens have already broken their good girl image after starring in Spring Breakers where they portray a “self-indulgent and out-of-control youth culture.” The Disney stamp can definitely sell them as innocent and clueless virgins, but it’s the latter part of the book people might take an issue to – when they become a billionaire’s S&M. Maybe since Spring Breakers, the actresses have broken the good girl image enough to convince us they can play Anastasia Steele.
Poppy Delevingne is an aspiring actress, and is the face of Louis Vuitton, but if she were to be cast in Fifty Shades of Grey, it would secure her role as a movie star.
Her younger sister, Cara, is a top model, and getting cast in Fifty Shades of Grey would definitely help to get Poppy back in the limelight.
“Poppy is increasingly keen to succeed as an actress in the light of her sister’s success,” said a source to the Daily Mail, “She feels that the time is right to redefine herself professionally.”
The rumor about Poppy is probably just that – a rumor. The model-turned-actress hasn’t been mentioned in any of the discussions surrounding the Fifty Shades of Grey, so she’s come out of the blue. It’s difficult to picture the fans being happy if Poppy gets cast. For one, she’s never been mentioned as a fan favorite, and second, she doesn’t fit the Anastasia Steele vibe. Ana isn’t a top model, she’s the girl next door. She’s attractive, but we hardly imagine a tall, leggy blonde being cast as the shy and submissive, lip biting Ms. Steele. And, while an unknown is a good direction to move in, perhaps Poppy is too unknown in this context to play the part of the leading lady in a movie that is so high profile. Not to mention, we don’t know if she can act or not.
Who will get the role of Christian Grey? The question is on fans’ lips all over the globe, and it seems like summer 2014 can’t come quick enough for those who are desperate to see the most anticipated movie of the decade – the movie adaptation of the Fifty Shades of Grey books.
Casting is getting closer and closer, and speculations for the parts of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele have been going on ever since Universal Studios and Focus Features bought the rights to the books in the summer of last year. So who is going to be the mysterious and sexy Christian Grey?
At the moment it seems two actors have hit the Fifty Shades spotlight of late, Man of Steel star Henry Cavill and Arrow lead Stephen Amell. While Henry has maintained a level of discretion when it comes to the movies, keeping the stance of “cross that bridge when we come to it,” Amell has been very open about his interest to play Christian Grey. The question is which actor is a better fit to don the grey tie?
It looks like Amell has been on the radar, after an interview he had at TV Equals: “I was at Focus Features and I had a meeting and it wasn’t specifically for Fifty Shades of Grey, but that was one of the topics we covered,” said Amell, “We just discussed it, there’s not even a script, or wasn’t at the time, but that will be a cool project.”
Nikki Reed has dropped some heavy hints she would take up a part in Fifty Shades of Grey. The actress was pushed and prompted by the teasing from her Snap co-star Thomas Dekker and the actress confirms she would consider the role if she was offered.The list of Anastasia Steele candidates continues to grow each week, with new names coming out. We just found out recently that Emma Watson and Mila Kunis will not be casting in the upcoming movie.Nikki Reed, who played Rosalie in the blockbuster movie Twlight series and she is a good friend to one pf the producers Dana Brunetti. Nikki also has a big fan following.
“You should, I’m playing Grey,” joked Dekker.
“Wait really,” Reed responded, “Sorry, I didn’t know just what happened. I would consider working with Dana in any form.”
It looks like Nikki will have to get in line behind the other candidates, and definitely has some tough competition from actresses like Alexis Bledel and Emilia Clarke, but perhaps Nikki would be able to garner support in the part of Ana.
While she’s known for playing a blonde in Twilight, Nikki Reed is a natural brunette so she does have the right look for Anastasia Steele. At the moment, she’s starring in Snap, where she plays a psychology student who gets involved with troubled dubstep DJ Jake Hoffman (Dekker). Nikki might not have a huge fan following vying for her to play Anastasia Steele, perhaps her long standing friendship with Dana Brunetti might play in her favor. Right now the competition for Anastasia Steele is getting complex, and we’re totally unsure who to bet our money on. So what do you think? Would Nikki make a good Ana?
Ian Somerhalder has been very vocal about his interest in the Fifty Shades of Grey movies, but lately, the Vampire Diaries star has gotten quiet about playing Christian Grey of late.
He might have been openly vying for the part in the past, but it seems like those days are over. Some think that Somerhalder has been passed over for the role of Christian Grey for a younger actor, especially since his comment in “Watch What Happens Live.”
Just earlier this week, the Louisiana born actor tweeted: “wow-buzzing w/ excitement & activity. Just walked out of one of the most important meetings I’ve ever had! Not about a movie… About the world!”
It’s no secret that Somerhalder is a philanthropist, since he has the Ian Somerhalder Foundation to help raise money and awareness for environmental issues. Right now, Ian is mostly tweeting about his philanthropic work, and has been very quiet about Nina Dobrev, who he has rumored to have broken up with. Somerhalder has been dedicating a lot of his time to his foundation, most particularly a noble cause that “aims to empower, educate and collaborate with people and projects to positively impact the planet and its creatures.”
Matt Bomer is in the shortlist for Christian Grey in the upcoming movie adaptation of E.L. James’s bestselling trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey. To many fans, he’s got the perfect look and they cannot imagine anyone else playing the part of the dominant CEO.
The 35-year-old actor manages to maintain the perfect balance between looking youthful and worldly, a quality that we definitely imagine from Christian Grey. Bomer has proven from his work in White Collar that he looks smoking in a suit, and in Magic Mike, he’s just as hot without it.
So what do we know about this Adonis who is in the line to play Christian Grey?
Well, Matt Bomer hails from Spring, Texas, although he went to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania before moving to New York City, where he began his acting TV career. Matt started small, with a minor role in All My Children as Ian Kipling before landing the role of Ben Reade on the daytime soap opera Guiding Light in 2001. After 2003, he joined Eliza Dushku in the sci-fi TV series on the Fox network, Tru Calling for a year and then appeared in another soap opera titled North Shore.
As we are waiting for the Fifty Shades team to select the Director for 50 Shades Of grey Movie and selecting who will cast as Christian Grey and Anastasia Steel.
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The Texas born actor has been under the radar until he was cast as Neal Caffrey in White Collar, where he gets to play a conman in a suave suit. After seeing him in the role of Neal, we’re sold on the fact he can pull off a complex role like Christian Grey in the movie adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey.
However, Matt has been a controversial choice, mainly due to his personal life, with the likes of Bret Easton Ellis saying Matt should not play Christian Grey because he is gay. To anyone who has seen White Collar, this is clearly untrue. Matt is a good actor, and he could definitely pull of playing a heterosexual character like Christian Grey.
The other issue concerns his age, since Matt is in his mid-thirties. Although, the same argument could be used against other fan favorite Ian Somerhalder who is only a year younger than Bomer. Only Henry Cavill falls in the right age range for Christian Grey out of the top favorites. Bomer looks young though, so we can definitely picture him as Christian Grey without any doubt.