The Fifty Shades of Grey casting wars continue, and now Kristen Stewart has reportedly thrown her hat into the ring. That's not a misprint. Kristen Stewart. But isn't that patently ridiculous since the "mommie porn" novel's author E. L. James has explicitly stated that casting Robert Pattinson and/or Kristen Stewart in the principal roles would be "too strange... just . . . Ugh, weird!" Be that as it may, the On The Road actress says she's open to the idea of playing Anastasia Steele.
In an interview with author Talia Soghomonian, KStew revealed her true feelings about the possibility of snagging the coveted role.
"First of all, they haven't called me or anything," Kristen confessed. "They haven't offered me the part. It's spicy. Yeah. I don't know, I haven't read the whole thing and it's also a highly coveted part everyone is trying to. But I'm pretty daring."
Of course, the roles of smug sadist Christian Grey and his newly de-virginized slave, Ana were originally inspired by Edward Cullen and Bella Swan--the characters immortalized by Pattinson and Stewart in the Twilight Saga. In fact, as all 50 Shades of Grey fans know, the trilogy was first conceived as Twilight fan fiction. Which is why E. L. James considers them unsuitable in the first place. Wait. That makes no sense. Why would it be "too strange" for RPattz and KStew to play roles based on them?
Although E. L. James is of course entitled to her opinion, the studios are entitled to theirs as well. And their opinions carry more weight since their money creates the movies. The bottom line is that the newly reconciled Robsten would rake in a huge chunk of change if they starred as Fifty Shades of Grey's pathology-laden--er--star-crossed lovers. After all, E.L. James's kinky tale is above all a series of romance novels in which sickness--er--love eventually conquers all. And isn't that now Rob and Kristen's story as well?
Oh well, stay tuned.
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