Watch out Anastasia Steele! Kim Basinger landed a role in the Fifty Shades of Grey sequel Fifty Shades Darker! That’s right, the Oscar winner is set to play Mrs. Robinson a.k.a Elena Lincoln, a business partner and former lover of Christian Grey. In case you didn’t know, in the first movie, Christian admits he lost his virginity to Elena when she seduced him back in the day. She’s also the first person who introduced him into the world of S&M!
Things will definitely be more interesting in the second movie! But after much speculation about who would play the coveted role, Basinger seems like the perfect choice. After all, she’s no stranger to sexy roles. One of her most well-known performances was opposite Mickey Rourke in 1986’s erotic drama 9 1/2 Weeks. The actress will be joining Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson, who are reprising their roles as Christian and Anastasia. E L James, the writer behind the lucrative bestselling trilogy, reacted to the casting news via Twitter on Thursday. “Here you go,” she wrote with a smiley face.
While we already know a lot about the film, it’s not being released until February 2017, meaning we have a long way to go. It’s OK, in the meantime we can look forward to trailers and photos from the set!