I’m sitting here writing this laughing hysterically to myself because yet another facebook string has started between my friend Ali and a handful of other women all discussing the book Fifty Shades of Grey. Ali hated it and I love it. I love it so so so much. Even though when I read the facebook string (the last string had almost 100 comments) I know that the writing is pretty cheesy and I know that the characters are a bit ridiculous but OMG GUYS I CAN’T PUT IT DOWN!!!
I haven’t been able to read any of my fave bloggers reviews either because I want to write my own before I do, which I hopefully will be able to post tomorrow. But I get it, when you say you didn’t like the books. I get, I really do, I just think you’re crazy and possibly ‘overthinking’ it. Because I stay up late, really late, not able to put the book down in spite of its cheesy dialogue and two dimensional characters – I am a woman obsessed with a fictional character. And I’m not the only one. My girlfriend and I had an entire day long text conversation about Christian Grey the other day. She was in California on a conference and we texted back and forth the entire day laughing about our obsession with a person WHO ISN’T REAL! I can’t explain it ladies.
And now my obsession has turned to casting – specifically who will be cast as Christian Grey. The other day I told you that Ian Somerhalder has thrown his hat into the ring and expressed a huge interest in being Christian Grey, n addition to actor Chris Pine. In an interview with Access Hollywood Alexander Skarsgard has now said he would like to play the dominating Grey. My first reaction to Skarsgard was worse than it was with Somerhalder -God no!
I mean, Skarsgard is OK as Vampire Eric when he’s all serious and brooding, but the minute he smiles he is seriously – um – goofy. And not attractive goofy – just plain dorky goofy. And definitely not Christian Grey super freaking hot goofy! And then there’s the age issue, because Skarsgard just looks too old to be Grey. Because remember, Ana is only 21. Skarsgard would look a bit too creepy I think. And I’ve ruled out Somerhalder because he’s just way too short, too dark, bad, bad hair and not nearly the physical stature that Christian Grey should have. Skarsgard has the build but not the looks. Somerhalder has nothing. That leaves Chris Pine.
So far, between the 3, Chris Pine would get my vote, mostly on the merit of his eyes and his face, which I find quite attractive, sometimes. But not sure he’s tall enough. And sometimes I don’t think he’s attractive but that’s more when he’s a bit bloaty. When he’s lean (and Christian is lean) he’s much more handsome. And yes I think I have spent way too much time thinking about this so stop judging me ok! But it’s important to those of us who love the books that they get the casting just right. Without it they’ll just ruin the character altogether. I promise you I’m wracking my brain to think of who would be a good fit. So for me, so far, I’ll take Pine over Somerhalder and Skarsgard. But I’m not convinced yet that Pine is perfect for Christian Grey.
So let me know – who’s your ideal Christian?
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