Well, well, well -- author E L James has decided to voice her opinion on who should play Anastasia Steele & Christian Grey in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, and shockingly enough, she thinks casting Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson is a bad idea.
When asked about the possibility of Rob & Kristen taking on the scandalous leading roles, she said:
"I think it would be too strange. It would just be ... Uggh weird!"
Weird, huh? So does she mean that seeing them on-screen together in roles other than Bella & Edward would somehow take away from their iconic Twilight personas -- or is E L James starting to get a little bit embarrassed by the fact that she based Christian & Ana's characters on Edward Cullen & Isabella Swan? (Or maybe it would be too "weird" for her to see her fantasies about Rob & Kristen actually play out in movie form. You know, because of how hot & bothered those two apparently make her.)
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Another possible reason for her making comments about Kristen and Robert not being the right fit for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is because she's sick and tired of her book being compared to Twilight and wants to separate herself and her work from that series. It's almost like she's trying to take full ownership of Christian & Ana, even though it's a well-known fact that she based their physical features and personalities on Pattinson & Stewart's portrayal of Edward & Bella.
Even though Fifty Shades of Grey has an absolutely enormous fan base (which truly makes my head spin), there are still plenty of people who agree that the book is very poorly written and is obviously nothing more than an erotic adaptation of Twilight. Based on that notion, it's understandable that E L James is suddenly doing everything possible to distance herself from the vampire realm and set herself apart as a serious author (or something to that effect).
But if Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart do manage to snag the roles of Christian & Ana, E L James better be ready for even more criticism surrounding her inspiration for the "storyline." It'll be pretty hard to deny the similarities after seeing those two roll around in the buff on-screen.
Do you think Rob & Kristen would ruin the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?
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