Fifty Shades of Grey may still be at least a year and a half off from being eligible for any movie awards, but that didn't stop author E.L. James from flitting around Hollywood during Oscar weekend. The celebrated writer even attended one of the hugest seasonal celebrations in town -- Graydon Carter's Vanity Fair party. And you care, because it was there that Page Six reports she was basically accosted by an army of agents who were "lining up to meet James to pitch their actors." Whoa!
The usual suspects -- Ian Somerhalder, Matt Bomer, Henry Cavill, Lucy Hale, Alexis Bledel, etc. -- better look out! This is proof there are definitely a lot more contestants hoping to win this game than we thought! And that's a reality E.L. James herself seems quite pleased with. Because when Page Six asked her outright about who she wants to play Christian and Ana, she dished ...
We don't even have a filmmaker. So we are still a long way from casting. I have some ideas, but it may not be who people expect.
Oh that Erika! Always with the same "we're still a long way off" token line! But, hey, at least she's admitting now that she's got ideas about casting! And that they're not necessarily who we'd expect! That's gotta be music to those queued-up agents' ears, huh?
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So who is it then, E.L.? Who could we have possibly not guessed by now? Haven't we pretty much thrown just about any possible actor -- and then some -- at this flick? That said, who, then, could be the "unusual" suspect she has in mind?
Oh, hell. Let's face it: We're not going to find out anytime soon! If we've learned anything from this author in the time she's been in the limelight, it's that she doesn't plan on giving much of anything away. So, as antsy as we and it seems all of Hollywood is to get this flick cast, we're just going to have to continue to hold out for our leading lovers.
In the meantime, here's more from E.L. James ... from her entertaining, "10 Most Fascinating People" interview with Barbara Walters.
Who do you think E.L. might have in mind? Who do you think she may have been pitched at the Vanity Fair party?
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