When A- or even B-list known actors' names -- like Brad Pitt or Ryan Gosling, even Blake Lively -- were initially thrown around as possibilities for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, we pretty much KNEW how unrealistic it was to think they'd sign on for the sexy flick. Especially after hearing how little Charlie Hunnam was reportedly being paid! But now, there's believable buzz that a very well-known star may be vying for a part: the former Joey Potter and Mrs. Cruise herself, Katie Holmes! According to The National Enquirer -- which, sure, has a questionable reputation, but has gotten scoops right now and then! -- Katie wants to be cast as Elena Lincoln, Christian's "Mrs. Robinson"-turned-old friend and business partner.
I know it initially sounds all sorts of strange. But ... there could actually be some truth to it!
According to the supposed "insider," Kate is "looking at this as the role of a lifetime for her. It will shock a lot of people, but she thinks Hollywood will sit up and take notice. She knows she has to reinvent herself."
I could definitely see reinvention being a motivator for Katie, considering how her career has been pretty lackluster lately. She may be trying to follow in Nicole Kidman's footsteps. If you recall, after Nic and Tom split, the now Oscar-winning actress took some serious career risks and ended up recreating herself in a way that ended up making her one of Hollywood's most sought-out, feted actresses.
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Also, someone like Katie really has nothing to lose by taking a small part like Mrs. Robinson in the flick. Plus, she could give the film a bit of star power it's currently lacking ... Come to think of it, this may be a win-win!
And for those of you who are going to gripe that she's not blonde as Elena is described, well, it's not like that can't easily be tweaked. My only gripe is that she's not nearly as old as Elena probably should be, especially given the fact that she's only three years older than Jamie! But whatevs, this is Hollywood after all. And if there's absolutely any truth to this rumor, Fifty Shades fans should be psyched.
How do you feel about Katie Holmes as Elena Lincoln? If not her, who?
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