Monday, September 2, 2013

My thoughts on the casting of the 50 shades of Grey movie

Fifty shades of Grey trilogy

I do not usually read erotic books, this is the first time I did (unless you count the erotic parts of Ken Follett books). Although a lot of sex in it, not just that about. It wouldn’t be so successful if it would be the case. This is a love story. There's a lot of overheated emotion in it, and there are exciting and humorous parts as well. I read all three book and I loved the story. I'm not used to these kind of books, so the many sex in the book was a bit embarrassing for me. I didn’t like that the characters often used dirty words. Strange for me that a successful businessman and a publicist who likes to read classic novels talks like that. I'm a bit old-fashioned in this regard, my friends speak differently.

What kind of man is Christian Grey?

The first lines about him in the book are these:
„He’s tall, dressed in a fine grey suit, white shirt, and black tie with unruly dark copper colored hair and intense, bright gray eyes that regard me shrewdly.”

Christian Grey is handsome with intense, bright gray eyes. He’s like a male model, he has nice full lips, straight nose, long legs and perfect thin body. Sometimes he is violent, sometimes he’s like a little boy. He has problems because he was hurt when he was a small child (before he was adopted at the age of 4), and from the age of 15 had sex with an older woman.

Does Eddie Redmayne the right choice for the role?

I saw Eddie in Savage Grace, Tess of the D’urbervilles, Birdsong and Hick, and I think that he could play the character great. He's a phenomenal actor, and he can show us all shades of Christian Grey. He can speak half a dozen accents. He has already played Americans several times. He was a model too. He looks great in suits, white shirts, leather jacket and jeans and his voice is perfect too. He can play Chopin 
on the piano and he can sing. After a few weeks of preparation, he would be perfect. Somebody wrote about him, that he looks feminin, but I think he can look masculin too if he wants. He’s a cameleon. I can easily imagine him as Christian, but I don't think he's the only choice. I can imagine other good actors in the role. Of the recently mentioned stars I think, that Charlie Hunnam or Ryan Gossling might be a good choice for the role.

Why do I think that he possibly would go to audition for the role?
The film can be restrained, focusing on the story and the emotions, but it can easily turn into porn as well. It depends on the script and the director. Perhaps that’s why Eddie said in an interview, when he was asked if he wants to play the role – „Never say never”. The character would be interesting and challenging for Eddie and he likes challenges. I think some classy sex scenes not problem. He's done this before really well. Don't have to show everything up close, the film may leave something to the imagination as well. Recently was published that the director will Sam Taylor-Johnson, Kelly Marcel will write the screenplay. I hope the movie will be good.
The film „Hick” released in the UK only on DVD. He was very good, he may have deserved more creditThis wasn’t possible, because the movie wasn't played in cinemasIn this case because of the volumen of the production this cannot happen. 

April Fools' joke 

Photos source: tumblr

Update 03 Septemtember 2013
Yesterday Fifty Shades of Grey author EL James gave fans the answer.
Dakota Johnson and Charlie Hunnam will play the Fifty Shades of Grey couple, Anastasia and Christian, on screen. source
The photo in the article is not good enough, I show you better ones.
 source                                                                               source      

Update 24 October 2013
Jamie Dornan has signed on to play Christian Grey in 'Fifty Shades of Grey', replacing Charlie Hunnam.
Vogue Dinner 2009

my post aug 11, 2013:
Eddie, Andrew Garfield and Jamie Dornan are good friends.

Calvin Klein dinner party 2006
The Yellow Handkerchief LA premiere 2010
Update Nov.13,2013 


  1. Charlie Hunnam is perfect to play Christian Grey's role.
    fifty shades movie

    1. I agree with you. He's a good choice, I think he's much better than Matt Boomer. I'm an Eddie Redmayne fan, but I think, this role fits better to Charlie Hunnam. Maybe Eddie could play Dr. Flynn in the second and third part. What do you think? Thanks for the link. :)

  2. Jamie Dornan has finally responded to rumors that he's a favorite to play this role in the 50 Shades Movie.
    Christian Grey

    1. I saw set photos and some unoffitial trailers, and I think Jamie will be great Christian. I can't wait to see the movie. It was worth to look at the linked website again, I really like it.


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