The actors chosen for the lead roles in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie are already whipping up controversy.
Fans were in an uproar this week when author EL James revealed that low-profile actress Dakota Johnson would play Anastasia Steele and “Sons of Anarchy” star Charlie Hunnam would play her male counterpart Christian Grey in the forthcomng film adaptation of her best-selling erotic trilogy. One superfan even launched a petition (17,000 signatures and counting) to have Johnson and Hunnam replaced by her own picks for the raunchy roles.
As we imagined “Fifty Shades” fans tossing their sex toys in protest of the casting decision, we started to think about which actors might have been better choices for the film. We didn’t have to look further than Westchester to find some potential Christians and Anastasias.
Richard Gere, (circa the mid-eighties, that is)
Think the Bedford resident looked hot in a business suit playing a powerful business tycoon in “Pretty Woman?” Then picture a younger Richard Gere in the role of naughty billionaire Christian Grey! Sadly, we don’t have a time machine, so we’ll have to move on to…
Christian Grey is supposed to be sexy, gorgeous, irresistible… Why didn’t they call Bedford’s Ryan Reynolds for this part? Formerly People’s Sexiest Man Alive, Ryan, 36, has the hotness factor covered. Sure, he’s ten years older than the character of Christian in real life, but we don’t think anyone would notice. Besides, Ryan has played everything from a superhero to a snail (Why not a sadomasochist billionaire?)
With Ryan as our leading man, it only makes sense take that the part of his young lover should go to…
Blake and Ryan are still newlyweds in real life, so we’re thinking the on-screen chemistry would be off the charts! But if you just can’t imagine the former “Gossip Girl” star playing a naive college student turned sex goddess, maybe you can picture her as Anastasia’s fiesty, straight-talking best friend Kate Kavanaugh.
From “The GIrl with the Dragon Tattoo” to the girl with the handcuffs? Since she happens to be an Oscar-nominee and all, we think Bedford’s Rooney Mara would rock the role of Anastasia Steele. But then again, so would her sister, actress Kate Mara. Hmm…
Which LoHud celebs would have preferred to see in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie? And outside of LoHud, which actor and actress would be in your dream cast? Share your ideas in the comments!