Despite E.L. James’ admission that she created “Fifty Shades Of Grey” from her very own “Twilight” fan fiction, the vampire franchise’s main actors, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart will not be taking part in the racy book’s adaptation to the big screen.
No matter how many names get thrown out for the lead roles of Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele, among them will not be the couple that the books are actually based on. E.L. James commented on the casting rumors, but wouldn’t give anything away except for that Rob and Kristen are not on the short list for either of the main roles.
E.L. revealed, “I think it would be strange. It would just be…uggh! Weird!”
Reportedly, she has about four men on her short list of actors to play Christian, along with about three to play Ana’s role. She said, “I’m not telling anyone what they are because I’m not allowed to discuss the movie at all which is a real shame. Things are moving quite slowly on that but hopefully…it’s such fun and so hopefully after we’ve put a few things in place, it will all start to move on. We’ve still got to get the producers in place then deal with the script and all that. The actual film is a long way down the line.”
She went on to say that she couldn’t see herself saying no to the chance to bring her characters to life. She added, “The characters grew; they started that way and developed into completely their own people. It was fascinating getting to know them and know them very well. I didn’t see an outline straight away. I had no idea where these books were going to go. I just went with them. As I got to know them, they grew a life of their own.”
Please tell me that she’s really trying to pretend as if these characters weren’t based on Bella and Edward from “Twilight”.