Shades of Grey Casting

We are all reading it. This Shades of Grey book. Well, maybe some more than others. But I’ll tell ya, there is so much controversy surrounding this series of books.

Three books in total.

Yes, I’m reading them – you know, to see what all the fuss is about. Don’t worry, I’m not going to spoil it for those out there, not in the know. Just to say, when the movie is made, and it will, the director shall have an extremely difficult time trying to keep it within those spicy NC-17 boundaries. Recall that movie 9 1/2 Weeks? Google it if you don’t.  Shades of Grey makes that storyline seem dull and boring by comparison. I discretely read mine on a kindle because carrying the book could give an interesting first impression around town.

Which brings me to the subject of this post, who should be cast in the main controversial roles?


After careful thought and sleepless nights, I have found and intriguing combination for this Shade of Grey story. A few friends have helped me out on this one, thanks guys, and thought it would be a lively Friday share.

Ladies and more ladies, I bring you Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele.

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Lead Actor Christian Grey: Henry Cavil (Tudors and Immortals) the curly hair, the eyes, the chin, muscles…ok fanning myself now.

Lead Actress Anastasia Steele: Emilia Clarke (Khaleesi from Game of Thrones) I know! Take away Emilia’s overly blonde hair from her Game of Thrones days and there is the perfect brunette underneath. Who Knew? Not to mention her scenes on Game of Thrones have somewhat, emphasize somewhat, have prepared her for the Shades of Grey role.

Here is another look:

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Yep, that about nails it in my mind’s eye.

Do you have any other suggestions friends? I’m open to discussion before I have my casting people call their casting people.

Have sizzling mothers day.


photo credit IMBD


  1. So my friend and I are sitting on the back of our boat celebrating Mother’s Day sipping champagne and talking about Fifty Shades. We’re in complete agreement with your choices!! 😉

    • Kathleen says

      Cindi! So happy that you concur. You would not BELIEVE how many emails, texts, and pull me aside conversation, I have had in agreement to this post. Humorously, you and your friend are the first to go public with a blog comment. GOOD FOR YOU SISTA! Here’s to Henry and Khaleesi. Now all we need to do is get it trending on Twitter #HenryandKhaleesiSOG 🙂

  2. I’m on book 3. Loving and hating them. : ) Don’t know either of these two you’ve chosen above but they look pretty good. I have a younger version of Mr. Big in my mind when reading them. Do you really think they’ll make a movie(s) out of them? Would be interesting to see how they handle all the sex(y) scenes! ; )
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  3. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the potential cast since you posted about it on Facebook. I’m not familiar with either of these actors but I can definitely see it. I’m reading the first book now and now I have a visual of the characters! Yeah, that Henry Cavil is kind of a hottie.
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  4. Patricia Arguera says

    Love your choice Henry Cavill oh my! Also fanning my self! LOL what can I say perfect Mr. Grey!

  5. Alexandra says

    I love Emilia Clarke for Anastasia Steele. She is the only person who came to mind as far as casting goes. As for Christian Grey I always thought of Alexander Skarsgård he is just so Christian to me. In my mind I think he is the best choice. Both of these actor have done projects with nudity so why not.

  6. This is what I’ve been saying since I read the book! PERFECT CASTING! So happy I’m not the only one who think Cavill will be perfect as Christian!

  7. ellos son geniales y perfectos para el papel de anastasia y christian.. henry es alto, musculoso y tran sexy.. emilia muy linda morena y increible para anastasia

  8. This is the couple I wish get the starring roles. They are perfection and fit the description of the books. Love them, YES. YES. YES.

  9. These 2 are the epitome of Christian & Ana! Ask glad to see that so many others agree with my vision of who should fill the roles!

  10. I think Matt Bomer would make an excellent Grey.. Who wouldn’t thought khaleesi would be such a bombshell as a brunette?! She’d be a great pic…. But is she paled enough and blue eyed? I can’t really tell. I would almost prefer a no-namer for Anastasia’s part– someone with super raw beauty, as she barely wears makeup.

  11. Carol Peo says

    I really think Emilia Clarke and Henry Cavill, should be Christian Grey and Anastasia. They are perfect together she is sexy, innocent, beautiful, everything Anatasia is in the book, so why won’t you pick her, she is so PERFECT for the role. Henry Cavill & Emilia Clarke are the REAL thing!!!


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