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
This week has seen a fresh new influx of Fifty Shades casting speculations, from Troy actor Garrett Hedlund and now Maggie Gyllenhaal has been rumored to take on the role of Anastasia Steele, making fans’ mouths gape wide as they say “double crap.”
So what has lead to Maggie Gyllenhaal’s casting rumor? Well, some have thought of the actress after her racy shoot with Agent Provocateur where she posed seductively in lingerie, which has led many to think she’s trying to land a part in the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey movie, perhaps even trying to score a role as Anastasia Steele. The photos might have been taken in 2007, a date the rumor-mill has chosen to ignore, but either way, it still merits discussion.
While Maggie Gyllenhaal is no stranger to the submissive world of S&M, since she played the part in her movie “Secretary.” We know that Maggie is definitely not shy around the movie’s subject matter, but she’s also a mother of two. She’s a great actress, but completely wrong for the role, even though there are those out there who have thought of the actress after seeing her portrayal of a submissive on film.
She’s 35-years-old, which makes it hard for us to picture her as an innocent, 20-year-old, not to mention she has a 6-year-old and a 9-month-old. She is most definitely unsuitable for the role of Anastasia Steele.
However, she’d make a great Elena! She might come across as a sweet type, which is why some have thought of her as Anastasia initially (despite the age), but she would make an interesting choice for the older woman who seduced Christian Grey when he was young and innocent.
Although Maggie might be too young for Elena Lincoln, especially if Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder are cast, since they’re the same age, she could pull off the role nicely.
While some are looking at the circumstantial elements of having Maggie in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, it’s unlikely she’ll make it onto the cast list – unless they cast a much younger Christian Grey, which is not going to happen. If Maggie were to compete for the part of Elena, she’d be up against actresses like Kim Catrall and Angelina Jolie.
So is this going to happen each time an actress does something raunchy photo shoot or star in another movie, will people assume they’re competing for Fifty Shades, even if their acts predate the book? I highly doubt that Maggie is going to be one of them.