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Fifty Shades Fans Desperately Want Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke To Play Anastasia Steele!

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Trade the dragon eggs for some handcuffs, Emilia Clarke!

Cuz if the sun and stars align just right, you're gonna win the coveted role of Anastasia Steele!

That's obviously what a lot of the fans want anyways! While rumors and speculation have been circulating for months, we've seen a DRAMATIC increase in recent attention paid to the Game of Thrones Khaleesi.

And you can see why in the photos (below)!

Fans of both series are tweeting and writing about her being the perfect ingenue for Christian Grey. And speaking of Christian, if our fantasy of Alexander Skarsgard donning the business suit pans out, the world could have ASKHALEESI — the greatest ship of all time! ;)

It's heartbreaking enough that the sun has yet to rise in the west (coughcough George R. R. Martin coughcough), so if this casting confection isn't served up, we'll feel totally wretched!

[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]

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86 comments to “Fifty Shades Fans Desperately Want Game Of Thrones' Emilia Clarke To Play Anastasia Steele!”



  1. 1

    Must watch guys

  2. Jessica says – reply to this


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    Alexander Skarsgard as Christian Grey? No way, have you read the books? Christian Grey has dark hair and is hot….not blonde, pale, and skinny. I want Ian Somerholder for sure! Maybe even a Zac Efron would do….



  3. 3

    Matt Bomer is the only man perfect enough to play Christian. Alexander Skarsgaurd is the opposite of what Christian Grey would look like. Emilia Clarke would be great, and she is unknown enough to not overshadow Anastasia like Emma Watson would.



  4. 4

    Why all the fuss about a book that was plagiarized from Twilight? That movie ain't ever gonna happen. E.L. James is gonna get sued by Stephenie Meyer for copyright infringement. It's not a matter of if, but when. And for the record, Christian Grey has copper colored hair just like the character he was ripped off from, Edward Cullen.



  5. 5

    Henry Cavill need to play Christian Grey!! Have you seen this man? He is HOT!!!! He definitely fits all the criteria to play Christian. And I know he has an accent, but he can definitely lose it to play the part….he did for "Cold Light of Day."

  6. Samantha says – reply to this


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    Love her for the part of Ana! Now the only one that can play Christina Grey is….IAN SOMERHOLDER. I swear if they make it with someone else i wont go see it.

  7. be strong says – reply to this


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    Here we go with this again! That Emilie does look perfect for the role and her real age is pretty close but people have just got to stop with Alexander Skarsgard because he is toooooooooo old by ten years to play Christian. Give up on him and move on! That Henry Cavill that someone mentioned, is the closest to Christian that I can imagine and he is the right age, too!

  8. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: LaurenAshley – Matt Bomer turns 35 this year, almost a decade too old. Christian is 27 but looks very young and boyish at times. Like I've said before, if Brad Pitt was 27, he'd be perfect. You need his incredible looks to pull Christian off. These mediocre guys people are mentioning just don't cut it.

  9. Kitsch is Grey!!! says – reply to this


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    Taylor Kitsch is the PERFECT Christian Grey! He has the sexy, handsome, young, dark and broody thing down perfeclty and looks even hotter with longer hair. Skarsgard is too old, or atleast looks it. Ian is hot and the overly obvious choice, but just not "A" list enough, IMO. That game of thrones girl would be a great choice for Ana!

  10. agree says – reply to this


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    Re: be strong – Agreed! Taylor Kitsch = Christian Grey!



  11. 11

    wrong clarke…need kaitlin clarke



  12. 12

    wtf with Matt bummer suggestions? nobody will believe that gay in this role. it will be a joke. he's way too fem anyways.



  13. 13

    She would be absolutely perfect!

  14. Val says – reply to this


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    Seeiously, Jonathan Rhys Meyers would be the PERFECT Christian Grey and after The Tudors he could absolutely pull it off!!!!!!!!

  15. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Kitsch is Grey!!! – I googled your guy and with long hair, you're right, he is hot. Not so much with short balding hair, though. Ian Somalder is turning 34 but looks old enough to play Ray, never mind Christian! If people want these old guys in this movie cast them in older roles. Someone mentioned Zac Efron and I can see him as the light-hearted Christian and he has enough innocence to play vulnerable Christian but what about 50 Shades? Could he pull 50 Shades off?



  16. 16

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  17. Laura says – reply to this


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    IAN SOMERHALDER NEEDS TO PLAY CHRISTIAN GRAY:) HES SOOOO GOOD LUCKING NOT TO MENTION IS AMAZING EYES!!

  18. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Laura – He has nice eyes, yes, but he looks so old he could play Christian's dad. Remember, Ana, is only 21. The guy has to at least look 27.

  19. Catherine says – reply to this


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    I love Alexander Skarsgard but I prefer Ian Somerhalder. As to Emilia Clarke, she would be perfect. She's so good in Game of Thrones.

  20. Kat says – reply to this


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    YES PLEASE with Ian not Alex

  21. Rade says – reply to this


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    Lol, I love watching people fight over a shit book. You people would be terrified if you ever stepped into a proper BDSM relationship and not some candy-coated fluffy handcuff fantasy.



  22. 22

    YES!!! She is the ONLY actress out there who looks exactly like the way Anastasia Steele is described in the book. I cannot see Alexander as Christian Grey, AT ALL! It has to be either Ian Somerhalder or Henry Cavill. Sucks that Matt Bomer stated he will not be starring in 50 Shades of Grey.

  23. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Rade – Firstly, God help us all. Secondly, no one is fighting. Everyone has their own opinion of the type of actor who should play Christian. I am trying to stay true to the book where others are o.k. with their favourites playing the role, even though they are on their way to 40, some of them. Thirdly, you scared me a little!

  24. elb says – reply to this


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    Jessie Pavelka….is Christian Grey!!!! Period.

  25. Maxi says – reply to this


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    Oh please NOT Alexander Skarsgard!!!! Ugh!!! The girl is fine actually but please make Christian be : Henry Cavill, Matt Bomer or Charlie Hunnam!!! These are the choices I've seen the most of my friends and in the net that everyone wants to play Mr. Grey ;)



  26. 26

    I can also see Blake Lively as Ana's best friend Kate.

    *Correction on my earlier comment - I did not hear Matt Bomer say it himself that he will not play Christian Grey. I only read that he has not been cast for the role.

  27. Rade says – reply to this


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    Re: be strong

    Okay, fair enough. No fighting, but arguing about trivial crap. The book itself? It's fan fiction legitimised by the horny fandom of Twilight and people cashing in on stupid people.

    But, I'm an elitist.

    (I scare you? Wiki BDSM. That'll scare you more)

  28. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Maxi – I googled your Hunnan guy and five years ago, he would have been perfect but guys heading for 40 look like they're heading to 40, you know? Christian is just a few years out of college-aged.

  29. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Rade – I'm too scared to!

  30. Taylor Kitsch says – reply to this


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    Re: Rade – No one here is saying its a literary masterpiece. Its a fun summer read and really intense love/sexual story = guilty pleasure. Debating on who is the best Christian and Ana are just fun escapes from reality for a few minutes…let's have fun people, none of this is taken seriously! (At least I hope not)…I just hope they make it a decent movie, that will be the big challenge!

  31. Ashley says – reply to this


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    Ian Somerholder for sure! He fits the description perfectly… and I'd rather see Alexis Bledel as Ana!

  32. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Taylor Kitsch – When you get right down to it, how can they make a movie out of it at all? Haha, but very well said! It's funny how everyone likes the 'Game of Thrones" girl,including me. It's Christian that's hard to agree on. Christian just can't be cute, he's got to have that something extra special, the "it" factor so to speak, don't you all think? That's what makes it hard to cast.

  33. CastingDirector says – reply to this


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    FEMALES> EMMA STONE, EMILY BLUNT, JULIA STILES, ZOOEY DESCHANEL
    MALES> CHRIS HEMSWORTH, CHACE CRAWFORD, RYAN GOSLING, ERIC DANE



  34. 34

    Wow she's perfect for the role!

  35. Taylor Kitsch says – reply to this


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    Re: be strong – I know, it almost needs to be a series on HBO b/c they aer going to have to get pretty creative so it doesn't turn into XXX rating! ha Christian is def the key to the whole thing. Emilie is perfect for Ana…and I think Sharon Stone would be the perfect Mrs. Robinson. Who for Jack Hyde?

  36. be strong says – reply to this


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    Re: Taylor Kitsch – Someone suggested Angelina Jolie as Mrs. Robinson and she is the right age. Sharon Stone is the right personality but a wee bit too old for the part and Jack is sleazy. Who is sleazy right now?

  37. Brooke says – reply to this


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    Matt Bomer or Ian Somerhalder.
    And for Ana… I say Lucy Hale. She in innocent and cute. No to Emma Watson and No to this Emilia. Alexis Bledel is too old!



  38. 38

    Her arms are huge! They're distracting!!!

  39. emma says – reply to this


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    Warren Kole for Christian !

  40. lisa says – reply to this


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    LYNDSY FONSECA has to be Ana Steele, her and HENRY CAVILL as Christian. That would be perfect perfect perfect! or possibly LUCY HALE if need be as Ana



  41. 41

    Yes i think she looks perfect! When i started reading the book i automatically pictured Christian as Eddie Cahill who played Tag in Friends! Lol i know he mite be a bit too old now but thats who I picture!



  42. 42

    Jason Statham would make a great Taylor, Meryl Streep as Grace, maybe Ed Harris, as Carrick, Jay Hernandez or Taylor Lautner as as Jose', Michelle Pfeiffer as Elena (Michelle doesn't age so she could pull off someone in their 40's)….those are a few of my faves! And of course, Henry Cavill for Christian!!!



  43. 43

    Yes! Alexander Skarsgard is PERFECT for the role of Christian Grey, I mean, have you ever watch True Blood? Hello dominant Mr. Grey! And also as sweet as can be when he wants. Oh my gosh if he is picked to be CG I would watch this movie a million times!!! And as for Anastasia I have always pictured Ahsley Greene.



  44. 44

    And would you just stop sayin' that Ian Somerhalder is Christian Grey? He's too SHORT!!! Jeez!!!

  45. Taylor Kitsch says – reply to this


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    Re: be strong – I don't know…I'm stumped with that one! Maybe Ian? Ha ha j/k

  46. Mangina says – reply to this


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    They've already made this movie. It's called Secretary with James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhal or try 9 1/2 Weeks. Both films deal with BDSM and have characters with the names Grey and Elizbeth in them. Coincidence? I don't think so! E. L. James blatantly ripped this idea off from Twilight and other media. Plus, the book has no plot! LAME!



  47. 47

    Henry Cavill for Christian! I like Michelle Trachtenberg for Anastasia. Blake Lively would be a good Kate, and I see Gwenyth Paltrow as Elena.

  48. Cheye says – reply to this


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    Re: Brooke – Yes to Lucy Hale. She can pull it off.

  49. jenna says – reply to this


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    Re: LaurenAshley – But would matt bomer be believable as he is gay in real life. matt is hot but he would seem like he's faking it.

  50. kirs says – reply to this


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  51. woowoo says – reply to this


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    Um.. No!

    I want Ian Somerhalder as Christian Grey. D:<!

  52. J says – reply to this


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    Emma Stone should play Anastasia Steele. She is perfect!

  53. just me says – reply to this


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    Re: Taylor Kitsch – Sharon= Mrs.Robinson is an absolute win!:)

  54. anonymice says – reply to this


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    50 Shades of Grey is such a poorly written piece of pseudo-porno garbage that I could barely get through it. I imagine that any female (or male) reader with a brain closes his or her pretty little eyes at every poorly punctuated and/or under-developed sentence/story line and focuses on the somewhat unique boning. S&M though, come on, fucking yawn. There is so much better out there than this unrealistic fairytale.

    That being said, I will totally watch if both of these individuals are cast. Actually, I'll watch if Emilia Clarke is cast, even if Trueblood hunk is thrown aside. He's cute, but Khaleesi is a badass. He would be a good Christian though.

    Both are great actors who could do great with a bare-bones, somewhat disappointing storyline. However, let's all give a second to Emilia, who is unbelievably talented, beautiful and such a super-cute Game of Thrones Fangirl. LOVE HER.

  55. ericcrawford says – reply to this


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    Taylor Kitsch or Matt Lanter or Alexander Skarsgard or Leslaw Zurek. Maybe Somerhalder but he isn't talent enough.

  56. cari says – reply to this


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    The Christian Grey character is supposed to be hot, good looking. Not icky. How can you have the actress looking better than him? The only actor that could pull this off is Christian Bale, but this movie would be wayyyyy beneath him. Too bad, cause I'm sure the author, english and older than him, obviously had him as inspiration for the character she wrote.



  57. 57

    My vote for Anastasia is Missy Peregrym. Perfect match!

  58. TEAM ALEXANDER says – reply to this


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    Alexander Skarsgard is Christian Grey! Give him longer, wavier, "copperized" hair and he is perfect. He can definitely look late 20s. He holds himself older - as does the Christian character in the book. Remember in True Blood his Eric character is supposed to be REALLY old and REALLY pale. He's essentially played 45 shades of Grey in True Blood already. If this book is coined "mommy porn" then think about what all the mommies out there want their dream dom to be and remember they may not have time to blog! (I do because my boys are with their dad now :) GO ALEXANDER.



  59. 59

    Alexander Skarsgard is too old and ugly to play Christian gray. i don't understand what people see in him. matt Bomer or ian summerhalder would be better choices



  60. 60

    Not this fan. Lilly ciolllins with blue contacts would be a better choice. the best, no, but better yes.

  61. R says – reply to this


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    One phrase: Height difference. You can go on about how Mr Skarsgard is too old to play Christian, but actors play roles that are not their age all the time. And yes he has the talent and experience and gravitas to do so. Plus he's actually funny. Male actors in their twenties- particularly american ones- don't have the range yet to deal with the emotional character development of Grey. Maybe if they went with someone british, they could get an actor who is 27-28. Also, hair dye and the ability to tan are there for a reason (swedish people tan really well, Skarsgard just has to look pale for most of the time because he plays a vampire for his regular job!) Back to Emily Clarke. She would be way too short for the role. Yes we are used to seeing amazing height difference between onscreen couples but this would be too much. And Ana Steele is supposed to have great legs. To show off great legs cinematically next to a tall man you need to be on the taller side.

  62. Edie says – reply to this


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    Alexander is beautiful but I'm not sure he is greek god beautiful. Henry Cavill IS Christian Grey. Just take a look at his dunhill ads on youyube. He has played all 50 shades on Tudors & ha s even done the nudity & sex scenes with no problem. I love emilia on GOT but I think Alexandra Daddario matches Anas description to the T. The long brown hair,alabaster skin,blue eyes to big for her face & pouty lip. She has an innocent beauty yet can be sexy when need be & at 26 she has the maturity for the steamy scenes but looks 22. They would look perfect together.

  63. Ashley says – reply to this


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    Re: JessicaRe: Jessica – I couldn't have said it better myself!! The entire time I read the books, all I could see is Ian's beautiful face…



  64. 64

    Oh God, people are seriously waiting for a movie? This is so, sooo sad.

  65. Jen says – reply to this


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    I am reading the first book now and the ONLY image of Christian Grey going through my head is Henry Cavill. Anyone who has ever seen The Tudors knows what I mean here. He mastered his sexual scenes in that show, and has that sarcastic charm that Grey does. Also, the sexy, desirable nobleman he played on the Tudors is comparable to an otherworldly gorgeous businessman who likes to be in charge like Christian Gray. I absolutely cannot imagine anyone else but him playing the role. He has already been in many intense sexual scenes so we know he can do it, and he's only 29 and easily passable for two years younger. I agree that Christian Bale would be a knockout for the role (ever seen American Psycho?) but unfortunately he is too old now for it. Ten years ago it would have been a different story. HENRY CAVILL IS PERFECTION. He is a perfect fit. Don't believe me? Watch just an episode or two of THe Tudors!

  66. didims says – reply to this


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    dont like her at all.. shes not the right one to play Ana.. no no no no no..

  67. lesslie says – reply to this


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    Re: Jessica – TOTALLY AGREE! that alexander guy is soo ugly.. IAN is perfecttttttt or zac!!

  68. GREYsesseed says – reply to this


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    OF COURSE IT'S IAN SOMERHALDER FOR CHRISTIAN GREY!!!!!

  69. Tina says – reply to this


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    YESSSSS SHE SHOULD DEFENATLY BE ANA STEELE!!!! SHES PERFECT FOR THE PARK BUT THIS GUY ALEX IS NOT!!!! HE IS NOWHERE NEAR WHAT CHRITIAN GREY WOULD LOOK LIKE!

  70. Hudna says – reply to this


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    Seriously????? Alexis Bledel is the perfect Ana…..alongside Ian Somerhalder for Christian!! @frusciante I do not see how you can say this is a rip from Twilight…..so not the case in any way!!!There are no vampires or wolves…..and there is sex! A lot of it! I think El James did a wonderful job and I am hoping she continues in the perception of Christian!!

  71. Nic says – reply to this


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    Anastasia needs to be younger! Although Emilia has the look, not sure she can genuinely portray the naivety and innocence and sheer youthfulness of Ana. I could see Brittany Snow as Ana, she has youth but will be able to accomplish the depth and understated strength Anastasia grows into. Henry Cavill for Christian Grey, 100%…his looks, his persona, even his eyes…they're all there. And I mean, have you seen him in a suit! HELLO!

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  73. Blossom says – reply to this


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    Re: Jessica – Are you Illiterate?! Christian Grey's muscular physique and COPPER HAIR were described about a thousand times over three volumes. Good God, woman. Get someone to read the books to you before you open you mouth!!! And Somerholder is GAY and looks like a CHICK. PLEASE!

  74. Blossom says – reply to this


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    Re: Hudna – Ten years TOO OLD! Anastasisa is 21/22, not 30! And Bledel can't act.

  75. Blossom says – reply to this


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    Re: Samantha – I won't watch it if they put that little punk you like in. Somerhalder is a HIDEOUS actor, has a creepy face, and is the exact opposite of the man described in the books!!! I watched him for 10 minutes on that stupid show he's on and couldn't take it anymore. Just awful!



  76. 76

    The man to watch for Christian Grey role is hands down the "Dark Horse" Jessie Pavelka..currently wrapping up filming in the UK on the Charon Incident also has a show A year to Save my Life in the UK..see a connection?? Who Else lives in the UK people?? that's right our lady EL James so she sees him in the media there Plenty!! Yes vampires and white collars have a place somewhere in this world but, for Fifty Shades of Grey its #TeamJessiePavelka
    <3 laters

  77. Blossom says – reply to this


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    Re: GREYsesseed – Puke-o-rama. Somerhalder SUX.

  78. Jen says – reply to this


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    Why is everyone so up in arms over hair color? That can easily be changed. Age and acting ability are much more important. That's why I think Cavill is so perfect for the role.

  79. Dana says – reply to this


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    Ian Somerhalder is the one to bring Christian Grey to life, period. He IS the face of CG.

  80. Lindak911 says – reply to this


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    Re: Jessica – I agree with you 100% Ian Somerhalder IS Christian Grey

  81. jade says – reply to this


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    I simply don't understand why people think Ian Somerhalder ffits the description of Christian Grey, they are TOTAL opposotes. It;s so frustrating. Ian is super hot but not similar to CG at all.

  82. Leigh says – reply to this


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    ^ I guess you didn't read the books. Ian has all the mannerisms, the smoldering sexiness, and his incredible eyes are the perfect storm of Christian Grey. He has a natural sensuality and isn't afraid to bring on the kink needed for this role. He's a very good actor, capable of capturing all the emotons needed for the character.

  83. Bec says – reply to this


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    HENRY CAVILL!! Seriously he IS Christian Grey!! Henry is the same age as Christian as well. VOTE HENRY CAVILL!!!!!!!!!

  84. Sue123 says – reply to this


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    i would love to see Ian Somalder play Mr Grey…



  85. 85

    No. No. No. No. No.
    They do not get to take Emilia Clarke, who plays the most badass female character on TV, and turn her into fucking Anastasia. Steele.

    This book is literally the worst piece of crap I've ever read. The sex scenes suck (I have a more interesting sex life), Ana is even more worthless than Bella in Twilight (I know, I didn't think it was possible either), and the writing? It's like they took bad Twilight fanfiction and turned it into a book… Oh wait, they did.

    They should just make this into a porno because the story is so terrible that if you but out or downplay the sex scenes, which they're going to need to do to even get an R rating, this is just going to be complete shit.



  86. 86

    Emilia is perfect! And James Scott is Christian.
    He is exactly how I picture Christian. The only problem is the British accent. Matt Bomer would be great I'm sure. But yeah, seriously, a small blond guy won't do. Neither will Rob. He's gorgeous in his weird pale skinny boy way, but he's not the epitome of a strong, stereotypically hot man.