I just finished the last installment of the series – Fifty Shades Freed. I must say, it’s my favorite of the bunch!
There’s supposedly a movie in production. Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries, Lost, Smallville) is rumored to play Christian Grey. He would be absolutely perfect. Those piercing eyes, that tousled hair, that playful grin, that primal glare…IT’S.OH.SO.CHRISTIAN. I’m hoping they beef him up a little for the part though.
I also envisioned Robert Buckley (666 Park Avenue, One Tree Hill, Lipstick Jungle) as Christian. There’s a few references in the book of Ana being super turned on by Christian in his sweatpants / pants that hang off his hip. And Robert does that quite well (see photo below). lol.
I hope they cast a relative unknown for the part of Ana. If they cast a big name for that part, it’ll take away from the character’s charm. You’re not supposed to love her instantly or be awestruck. You’re supposed to slowly fall for her. She’s attainable. Abstractly beautiful.
I see two actresses in that role: either Shailene Woodley (The Descendents, also Mary Jane Watson in the next The Amazing Spider Man 2) or Kaya Scolederio (Skinz, Clash of the Titans, Wuthering Heights). Both are young, serenely composed, not over-the-top, with that slightly feral edge. They can easily play the girl-next-door types but yet easily transform into some stunning sirens.