'50 Shades of Grey' Author Is Completely Set on One Star for the Movie (VIDEO)

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e.l. james on katie couricFifty Shades of Grey author E.L. James' -- aka Erika Leonard's -- interview with Katie Couric had to be the most revealing she's given by far. Sure, a lot of what she said was a complete and total TEASE -- like telling us that she has three actors in mind for Christian, and four actresses in mind to play Ana, but not saying who any of them are -- but she was also pretty forthcoming about several other aspects of the book and the casting process. Like how she revealed one person who she'd love to see star in the flick: Herself!

James noted, "I've actually written myself into the book. I play a very tiny cameo role, and I might try and do that if I'm asked to ... we'll see. It'd be interesting to know if people can find me in the books." Whaaa!? Who woulda thunk!

I'd bet most of us have thought all along that the author wrote Anastasia as a fantasy, fictionalized version of her younger self. But as it turns out, she actually wrote herself in as another bit part? Interesting! I can't even begin to think who she might be ... Ana's mother, Carla? Not Mrs. Robinson or Dr. Grace Grey, right? None of those even seem to fit the description of a "tiny cameo role," though. Who could she be?!

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Either way, sounds like the mystery will be solved when the film comes out. Or they start shooting, depending on how locked-down they can keep certain set secrets! And no matter who she's playing, seeing E.L. pop up in the flick would be priceless. Cameos are fabulous to begin with. (Who could forget when Larry Flynt played the judge in The People vs. Larry Flynt or when author Emily Giffin popped up as an extra on a park bench extra in Something Borrowed? Awesome!) But as with anything that's the brain child of E.L. James, I have a feeling this cameo will be particularly mind-blowing.

If you didn't catch it, here's a clip of E.L. James on Katie talking about who she'd like to see cast in the film ...


Which character do you think E.L. James wrote herself into the book as?

Image via katiecouric.com

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nonmember avatar kath duncan

I think erika could b christians housekeeper.

Marline Sexton

my guess, since it is a small part would be Dr. Gteen.. that would suit her. dont ya think?

nonmember avatar kinky Ana

E.L.J replied days ago to someone who said she is the woman in book in th hotel lobby feeding a dog and smiling at Christian and Ana,she replied with a winky face so I take that as confirmation it's correct. Have to read her tweets to be up to date people!

LadyRabbit White

i hate how women are soooo on this and majic mike but when a movie about a female sex worker comes out their taking shots at the actresses who play them like their trashy. i just dont get this double standard. let this book have been written from a mans point of view itd be banned

taina361 taina361

i think she might be ana dr. or christian biological mom!! since it would only be a glance at her pic and maybe a flashback?

Michelle Murray

I completely think it would be christian's house keeper when they are in aspen. Because she has a tiny roll and Is only In a lil part of the book. I can't remember her name. Dr. Greene is only in the movie a short part of the book as well. hmmm Interesting!!!!!

Stephanie Young Inge

I think Erika's cameo role will be the crazy chick who is stalking Ana, broke into her apartment and used to be Christian's sub. (her name escapes me)

Kim Mathis Ray

Christians biological mom

Lisa Davis-Murray

what about the owner of the hardware store she worked for. didn't they give her a check for schooling or something when she quit the hardware store.  that would have been shown once a small part.. who knows.. I just want to see the books come to life.

Michelle Newberry Pierce

I think she's the real estate agent that sells them the house. or the secretary to ana

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