A startling new announcement about the eagerly awaited Fifty Shades of Grey movie has just been released by none other than the woman responsible for it all. Yes, author E. L. James has revealed that she intends to appear in the film. Before everyone prepare to rip out their own eyes like Oedipus, La James has no intention of forcing herself into the part of plucky glutton for punishment, Anastasia Steele. She'd not be interested in spending that much time on camera.
Much like the great director Alfred Hitchcock, who managed to insert himself somehow in each and every one of his great films, E. L. James has decided to make a cameo appearance in the film version of Fifty Shades of Grey. That's partly because she "based a small character in the novel on herself and [now she] wants to play the part on screen."
"I've actually written myself into the book," James revealed in a recent interview. "I play a very tiny cameo role and I might try and do that if I'm asked to ... we'll see. It'd be interesting to know if people can find me in the books."
Interesting indeed. And if none of the characters she's already created in her famous novel appeal to her, James could always create a new one. Perhaps she could play a sex positive feminist psychiatrist or psychologist who takes on the daunting task of saving poor crazy--er--clueless Anastasia from herself, and from the diabolical Mr. Grey.
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