Okay y’all. A while back I vowed never to report on Fifty Shades Of Grey again… until I’d read the book. So you know what this means! I finally found some time for the mommy porn to end all mommy porn and based on everything everyone told me about the book (good, bad, and anti-feminist) I was not disappointed. And I’m so excited to talk about the book and the forthcoming movie now that I have an actual foundation, lol. So here’s the deal. Ryan Gosling fans will either be really really happy, or really really sad to hear that the actor is not one of the frontrunners for the role of Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie adaptation, as was previously reported. Click inside to learn more from author E.L. James who recently denied these rumors in an interview with Ryan Seacrest.
E! has the story:
Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James shot down those casting rumors to E!’s own Ryan Seacrest on his radio show Friday, saying stories about the Drive star being the frontrunner to play the coveted role were simply not true.
The story started brewing after James’ hubby Niall Leonard told the U.K.’s Now magazine that the “last he heard” Gosling was the No. 1 choice to star in the highly anticipated film.
But James said those reports were “completely misreported.”
“What happened is that his local paper, he’s from Northern Ireland, there’s a newspaper there called the Belfast Telegraph that reported on my husband being the inspiration for Christian Grey. Underneath it they put a picture of Ryan Gosling, as well. So, that’s how that came about,” James said.
While the author played coy when Seacrest brought up a few other actors’ names as possibilities for Christian Grey, including Jake Gyllenhaal and Ian Somerhalder, she did admit she’s a big Vampire Diaries fan, but said the lead actor would be selected by the studio and they weren’t that far along in the casting process.
Now HUNDREDS of you already weighed in about who you’d like to see get cast as Christian and Ana (and some of you said the whole idea of a movie was terrible, seeing as how the whole idea of the book was terrible, lol), but I’m curious to know if any new ideas come to mind. Honestly? I couldn’t imagine Ryan Gosling as Christian (Ryan can get intense for sure, but Christian is actually a really dark, troubled character at times), and I do like the idea of unknown actors (or lesser-known actors) coming in and changing the game. But it’s tricky! And I still don’t get how they are going to make this movie without it being an NC-17 production!
What do y’all think? Are you happy Ryan’s kind of out of the running here? Or are you sitting somewhere, trying to figure out how to do some sort of Drive/Fifty Shades Of Grey reading mash-up on YouTube? What?